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capital ship

n.
A warship of the largest class, such as a battleship or an aircraft carrier.

capital ship

n
(Military) one of the largest and most heavily armed ships in a naval fleet
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Noun1.capital ship - a warship of the first rank in size and armamentcapital ship - a warship of the first rank in size and armament
combat ship, war vessel, warship - a government ship that is available for waging war
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Lexington was on our priority list because she was one of the capital ships that was lost during WWII," said Robert Kraft, director of subsea operations for Allen.
Lexington was on our priority list because she was one of the capital ships that was lost during WWII," said Robert Kraft, director of subsea operations for Allen.
Islamic countries can take the lead and make a decision to form a joint naval force and send capital ships to the region.
Ten naval ships, including capital ships like Chennai and Kolkata, were deployed over Southeast Arabian Sea and L&M islands.
McDonnell, meanwhile, pointed to attacks on ships in the port of Aden, where rebels have used relatively unsophisticated weapons against surface combatants: "There's a proliferation of unsophisticated systems that non-nation states are willing to use against capital ships, which the ships have to defend themselves against," he said adding that because these types of weapons are relatively cheap and unsophisticated, adversaries could potentially use them in great volume, though such an attack has not yet occurred: "The existing systems are able to deal with this .
As a result, his long-term financial planning had been in vain, for the construction of capital ships involved ever-increasing costs.
They can also serve as capital ships in their own right, leading surface action groups against other fleets or shore targets.
It also showed battles raging in space between capital ships and smaller craft like X-Wings, as well as Tie Fighters.
Tenders are invited for Rfp for establishing repair/ renewal rate contract for defect rectification of hamman wassertechnik (hwt) sewage treatment plant type hl-cont onboard large capital ships
Canada today has vastly more economic power than Britain of the 1930s, which had entire fleets of capital ships.
It will also provide the crew with a proud reminder that our ship and the three before were all capital ships of the line.
This is what happens when you have a Navy with more admirals than capital ships.