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Life inside an aircraft carrier

Last updated on: June 28, 2016 12:32 IST
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After seven months at sea and over 2,000 missions launched against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria, the USS Harry S Truman aircraft carrier recently arrived at a Greek island, Crete.

The 1,096-feet aircraft carrier which is as long as the 102-storey Empire State Building in New York City is tall and with a 4.5-acre flight deck, is due back home in Norfolk, Virginia in mid-July.

The city at sea -- as the modern super carrier is widely referred to -- is home to 5,500 crew members.

In a series of photographs, Reuters photographer Baz Ratner captured the USS Harry S Truman from the inside. Scroll below to see: 

F/A-18 fighter jet takes off from the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. 


A military personnel is seen next to fighter jets on the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier.


US Navy sailors attach ammunition to a F/A-18 fighter jet before a mission on the flight deck. 


US Navy sailors sort mail in the hangar on the aircraft carrier.


A US Navy sailor visits the shop on board the aircraft carrier.


US Navy sailors gets a hair cut at the barber shop on board the aircraft carrier.


A portrait of United States President Barack Obama is seen in the barber shop.


US Navy sailors rest on the aircraft carrier. 


A pilot waits in his squadron room on board the aircraft carrier. A poster of Tom Cruise-starrer film 'Top Gun' can be seen in the background.


A US navy sailor has his picture taken in a studio on to the aircraft carrier.   


It has Starbucks coffee outlet on board. 


US Navy sailors work out in a gym on board the aircraft carrier.


A Captain America action figure is seen on board the aircraft carrier. 


Navy F/A-18 pilot Commander Higgins from the VFA-83 Squadron also known as the "Rampagers" climbs in to his plane before a mission, on the aircraft carrier.


A US Navy E-2C Hawkeye lands on the aircraft carrier.

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