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Re: RE: starship-design: Aircraft Carriers

In a message dated 5/11/98 8:06:59 AM, david@actionworld.com wrote:

>Right - the only reason subs don't carry support fleets is for military
>purposes - they'd defeat the purpose of being stealthy if a bunch of surface
>vessels followed them around.  But a sub is much more akin to the kind of
>craft we're talking about.  So imagine a sub as large as an aircraft carrier
>- maybe a research sub with a fleet of support vessels.
>David Levine 

But thats kind my point.  Subs and carriers are essentially the same tech, but
carriers operat fleets of support craft.  A critical difference.