MAGAZINE: Video - Inside the American aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt

Crowds from far and wide visited Portsmouth on Sunday to see the American aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt.

Nicknamed the ‘Big Stick’, the 1,092ft floating fortress is the ultimate expression of American power.

USS Theodore Roosevelt

USS Theodore Roosevelt

She’s powered by two nuclear reactors and could stay at sea for years on end.

There are Hornet fighters, electronic warfare Growlers, Hawkeye command-and-control planes as well as an assortment of helicopters.

During mission time one fighter can be launched every 30 seconds, tossed into the air by steam-powered catapults.

Watch our video for a tour around the vessel.