1. United States
2. United Kingdom
7. South Korea
Technologhy, combined firepower, seaman ship, geographic location all count.
Numbers are worthless. For example, a Chinese destroyer/frigate flotila pose a danger to French naval base in the Indian ocean, the French dispatch their Carrier (CDG) and a flotila of 2x anti air frigates and 2x anti/multi role frigates along with 1x supply ship and 1x SSN..........though a smallish force compared with a 8+ flotila of Chinese destroyers/frigates and a few supply ships and SSK/SSNs, the combined firepower of shophisticated French weponry, French seaman ship and superiour technologhy would garuntee a French victory.
The age of industrial warfare of cheep vessels and mass numbers is over, this is not WW2, we live in an age of technologhical warfare.
Nimtz supercarriers are obsolete, its nuclear reactors and dated design make for a very very non-stealthy ship. Any enemy submarine tagging along a USCBG would pose a massive threat.
Think about it, an over sized non stealthy supercarrier protected by a flotila of stealthy Burke class destroyers and an SSN hahaha, that Supercarrier with 5k+ sailors might as well send a message to that submarine saying your wellcome to take my ass boys
lol that supercarrier just sticks out like a sore thumb.
Now the new fordclass will include much better stealth features, infact the new British Queen elizabeth class will be even more stealthy thanks to a much more quiet engine, but the dated nimitz is a thing of the past and sadd to say it will make up the majority of the US navys carrier force for the next 30 years and by that time the Ford and Queen eliz class will also be obsolete...........I hardly doubt in a ww3 scenario the USA will put to sea a vunerable Nimitz carrier holding 5k+ lives........