US Stennis carrier steams through Hormuz as Iran launches exercise

As Iran launched its “Great Prophet 12” naval exercise on Friday, the USS John C. Stennis nuclear aircraft carrier sailed into the Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz. It was immediately surrounded by Rev Guards speedboats and buzzed by Iranian aircraft and drones. The carrier is accompanied by a strike group: the USS Mobile Bay guided missile cruiser, the USS Mitscher guided missile destroyer, the USNS Charles Drew replenishment vessel and the USNS Guadalupe oil tanker.

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