The Queen Elizabeth-class carriers are third in the list (Picture: PA/Alamy Stock Photo).
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Which navy has world's biggest aircraft carrier?

The top 10 largest aircraft carriers are split between six nations.

The Queen Elizabeth-class carriers are third in the list (Picture: PA/Alamy Stock Photo).

China recently celebrated the launch of its third new-generation aircraft carrier, the Fujian, at a dry dock in Shanghai.

The new-generation aircraft carrier, the first ship to be designed and built in the country, is expected to rival Western carriers.

According to satellite images, the Fujian is roughly 320m long with a displacement of 80,000 tonnes – making it bigger than the UK's two aircraft carriers but smaller than the ones in the US.

Watch: China shows further signs of ambition to be a major maritime power.

However, which country currently has the largest aircraft carrier?

Below is a list of the biggest carriers, ranked in order of displacement – the weight of the ship.

  1. Gerald R Ford Class, US
  2. Nimitz Class, US
  3. Queen Elizabeth Class, UK
  4. Admiral Kuznetsov, Russia
  5. Fujian, China
  6. Shandong, China
  7. Liaoning, China
  8. INS Vikramaditya, India
  9. Charles de Gaulle (R91), France
  10. INS Vikrant, India