VIDEO: Aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt makes big impression on UK arrival
By Press Association
March 23 2015, 3.39pm
The US aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt has arrived in the UK for a five-day visit but is so big it has had to anchor up off the coast as it cannot fit in Portsmouth Naval Base.
Affectionately known as the Big Stick, the Theodore Roosevelt weighs 104,600 tonnes and is 1,040 ft (332.8m) long. In comparison, the next generation of Royal Navy aircraft carriers are 65,000 tonnes and 920ft (280m).