World's Largest Warship Visits Oslo

On Wednesday 24 May, the world's largest warship, the USS "Gerald R. Ford," sailed into Oslofjord to visit Oslo.

Publisert: 25.05.2023

The world's largest military vessel, the USS Gerald R. Ford, sailed into Oslofjord on Wednesday. Bell 412 of 339 Special Operations Aviation Squadron (SOAS) flies alongside the craft. Photo: Onar Digernes Aase / The Armed Forces

USS Gerald R. Ford anchored outside Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Armed Forces , the details about the carrier's position and how long it will remain in Oslofjord will not be made available for security reasons.

Restrictions while the vessel is in Oslo

Inner Oslofjord is now a restricted zone. Operation of aircraft – including drones – within 0.5 nautical miles (926 meters) of military vessels is forbidden without prior permission. The restricted area also applies at an altitude of up to 3,000 feet (914.4 meters).
Aircraft can operate normally outside the restricted area of 0.5 nautical miles and an altitude of 3,000 feet.


USS Gerald R. Ford ankret opp ved Malmøya 24. mai.

ANCHORED: USS Gerald R. Ford anchored outside Oslo. Photo: Hans Kristian Riise/Port of Oslo.. Photo: Hans Kristian Riise/Port of Oslo.

First global assignment

The USS Gerald R. Ford is on its first global mission. The ship accommodates a crew of 4,500 and 90 aircraft and helicopters. The ship sailed from Norfolk in the USA on 2 May. It passed through the English Channel and on into the North Sea. USS Gerald R. Ford is named after the 38th President of the United States. It is the first aircraft carrier of a total of ten in the Gerald R. Ford class. The Gerald R. Ford class will take over from the Nimitz class and is the first new class in the US Navy in more than 40 years.

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