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Monday, March 23, 2015

100,000 tons of U.S. firepower too big to dock at Portsmouth


She weighs in at an impressive 100,000 tons and is longer than The Shard is tall.

And today the mammoth USS Theodore Roosevelt was anchored just off the coast of Hampshire because she was simply 'too big' to sail into the Royal Navy's historic Portsmouth dockyard.

Thousands of stunned spectators jammed roads and lined the banks of the River Solent to welcome the 1,092ft-long floating city as it arrived for a five-day visit to the UK on the first stop of a global deployment.

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