America’s Seventh Fleet, 70 ships, 150 fighter jets and 27,000 soldiers stationed in Taiwan

America's Seventh Fleet, 70 ships, 150 fighter jets and 27,000 soldiers stationed in Taiwan


The headquarters of the Seventh Fleet is also in America’s enemy China.
50 percent of the world’s population is within the operational area of ​​the US Navy’s fleet
Seventh Fleet is equipped with nuclear submarines twice as much as China’s entire Navy
Apart from World War II, the fleet also has experience in the Philippine, Korean, Vietnamese and Gulf Wars.

Washington, The name of the US Navy’s 7th Fleet has been feared amid tensions between China and the US after Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. The 7th Fleet of the US Navy is said to be the most powerful fleet in the world, which is more powerful than the navies of many countries. Let us know what is there in the 7th Fleet that is forcing China not to attack Taiwan.

The Seventh Fleet of the United States Navy, also known as the Seventh Fleet, is the largest fleet stationed outside the United States. The fleet, which dominates the Pacific Ocean, is headquartered in Yokosuka Prefecture, Japan, where it currently has 50 to 70 state-of-the-art ships, 150 fighter jets and more than 27,000 troops. The Seventh Fleet was formed on 15 March 1943 in Brisbane, Australia, during World War II.

Headquarter is in China
The headquarters of the Seventh Fleet is also located in China, which is currently considered America’s biggest enemy. After the end of World War I, the 7th Fleet moved its headquarters to Qingdao, China. Also on 1 January 1947 the name of the fleet was changed to ‘Navy Army Western Pacific’. Three years later, the fleet moved its base of operations from Qingdao to the Philippines in 1948 and developed its base in the country’s Subic Bay area and an airfield at Sangli Point. Significantly, the Seventh Fleet got its present name in the year 1949.

Capacity to operate in 124 million square kilometers
According to the US Department of Defense, the 7th Fleet’s operational area spans 124 million square kilometers, stretching from the International Date Line to the India-Pakistan border, and from the Kuril Islands in the north to the Antarctic in the south. This fleet comprises 36 countries and 50% of the world’s population. The world’s five largest foreign armies China, Russia, India, North Korea and the Republic of Korea are also included in its attacking range. Although America has friendly relations with most countries.

This fleet provides peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region
The US Seventh Fleet plays an important role in providing stability in the Indo-Pacific region. China’s assertiveness in the Taiwan Strait also plays an important role in limiting this fleet. The US is destroying the nine-dash line maritime doctrine implemented in China’s ‘South China Sea’ with the help of its Seventh Fleet. The US helps to keep international sea routes open from time to time through free navigation operations.

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) is the Navy’s nuclear-powered supercarrier ship currently in the Seventh Fleet. The USS Ronald Reagan, along with the guided-missile destroyer and cruiser, forms a lethal and highly sophisticated carrier strike group of up to 12 ships and 75 aircraft. For longer operation, 70 more fighter jets can be added to it. Seventh Fleet is armed with 10-14 destroyers and cruisers at any one time. These destroyers can carry ballistic missile interceptors, long-range Tomahawk land-attack missiles and anti-aircraft missiles.

12 nuclear submarine
According to the US Department of Defense, this fleet is equipped with not only destroyers but also 12 nuclear submarines. The US Navy believes that if tensions with China turn into an armed conflict, its advanced submarines will provide the greatest advantage against the enemy. At the same time, the entire Navy of China has only 6 nuclear submarines compared to the 7th Fleet of America. At the same time, the fleet also has 16-20 reconnaissance aircraft, including the latest P8 military version of the Boeing 737, to monitor the activities of the Chinese military. These aircraft provide area-wide intelligence and field surveillance.

‘old is gold’
The fleet also has multiple combat experience which makes it the deadliest navy deployed in the Pacific Ocean. The Seventh Fleet has experience in the Philippine, Korean, Vietnamese and Gulf Wars in addition to World War II. Compared to the Chinese Navy, Seventh Fleet is also looking ahead in terms of experience.

The seventh fleet is divided into 9 task forces
America’s destroyer fleet is divided into a total of seven task forces. Starting with the orders of Task Force 71, it continues till Task Force 79. All Task Force aircraft, weapons, soldiers and tasks are pre-determined. For example, all Navy Special Warfare (NSW) units and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile units are assigned to Task Force 71. While TF 72 is engaged in patrolling and reconnaissance of the enemy forces. It is primarily equipped with anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft and maritime aerial surveillance platforms such as the P-3 Orion and Lockheed EP-3 reconnaissance aircraft.

The most dangerous of these is considered to be Task Force 76 which functions as an amphibious assault task force. It is trained to hide in water and attack extremely dangerous and fast. It consists of units capable of moving assault troops from ship to shore and from shore to ship. This task force includes America-class and Wasp-class amphibious assault ships and landing craft. Similarly, each task force has its own set of tasks which makes the attack extremely destructive. These task forces are set up to achieve the goals in a highly professional manner.


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