Also compare her to the Essex class carriers of WW2: 27,500 tons standard displacement, 34,000 tons full load.
Yep, these flat tops, particularly the new America class, are larger than the WW II “Fast Carriers”. And, they are being built with a clear fixed wing role for sea control, meaning only a few helos and mostly fixed wing aircraft. As such, they are really US Marine Corps carriers.
You could easily use one of these and a normal PhibRon group built around a Wasp class, and eliminate the need to have a full blown nuclear carrier supporting the landing and inland operations of the Marines because this type carrier could do that with attack helos and attack aircraft of its own, and in sufficent numbers..
I mean a Wasp with six strike aircraft and four attack helos, and then an America with 24 strike aircraft and 6 attack helos, means you have 30 strike aircraft and 10 attach helos to support the landing.
If you already have air dominance over the battlefield, then an America class is all you need.