So now you know why the US Navy uses an angled deck on their aircraft carriers!
Featured image of The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Essex (CVA-9) taking spray over the bow while steaming in heavy seas. Essex, with assigned Carrier Air Group 10 (CVG-10), was deployed to the Mediterranean Sea from 7 August 1959 to 26 February 1960. A Grumman TF-1 Trader COD plane is readied for launch from the angled flight deck. US Navy Photo.
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