Re: Submarine palaces for marine fauna
If my memory serves correct;
Was there not a man who leaked the specs of the US Carriers a little while ago (I think it may of included the Super Carrier also), and with that there is a known "weak spot" in a very nasty area of the carriers that if hit can cause a lot of trouble (Reactor related maybe?).
They could not repair the section as the hulls were already complete and that section would of set them back many years.
It only takes one direct or in direct in or near the correct area to cripple a carrier and its power plants, redundancy be damned if its reactor related.