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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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Battlestar Galactica follows a single capital ship and a few thousand human survivors, as they attempt to find a new colony in the aftermath of a deadly war against sentient androids known as Cylons.
After a few pages, it is obviously a much different and well-considered treatment by an author who wants to give us a unique view of what went into designing, building and outfitting the new capital ship, replacing battleships as the centerpiece of the fleet during the pivotal years before World War II.
In 2019, apart from introducing Count Dooku and Anakin Skywalker, there will be a new mode featuring "command posts and capital ship takedowns." The team has promised more content in the future as well.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Admiral James Foggo, the most senior US naval officer in Europe, told reporters that while the Russian Navy lacked a "robust capital ship capability," it posed a real threat under the surface.
The presence of a US capital ship in the Persian Gulf--usually a carrier--has been a near constant since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.
The Battleship Holiday: The Naval Treaties and Capital Ship Design, by Robert C.
We Cold War naval veterans would appreciate the return of a well-served capital ship or even two such ships--one on the Pacific, the other on the Atlantic--with appropriate naval support ships before our days are finished and a start made on such a new fleet before the death of the Honourable Paul Hellyer.
American Sea Power and the Obsolescence of Capital Ship Theory
The National Interest, an American bimonthly magazine, makes a special case for Brazil, whose fleet coincidentally needs a capital ship to serve as an offshore command center.
Whilst this thesis undoubtedly contains elements of truth, the torpedo did not have the transformative affect upon the nature of the war at sea that the author claims; she neglects to mention the fact that a torpedo sank not a single modern capital ship of either the British or German Fleets for the duration of the War.
Iranian drones are shown downing several American aircraft before sinking the US capital ship. Zooming out to a map of the Middle East marked with US military bases, Iranian missiles are then shown striking American military targets across the Persian Gulf.
Although two new aircraft-carriers will probably be built, without planes, there will be a gap of several years when Britain will not have a single capital ship.