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Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2019 - 02:38 PM UTC
NAVY BOYS on those Postage Stamps:

I am sure you have seen videos on how naval pilots describe what it is like to navigate, find, and land on a small rolling postage size (pilots description) deck.

I thought it would be a good idea to pay homage to those pilots of all nations who fly from and land on aircraft carriers.

1. any carrier aircraft.
2. any aircraft carrier.
3. any era.
4. all nations that has or had an aircraft carrier.
5. any scale.

TIME LIMIT: 1 year

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2019 - 05:32 PM UTC
Hey wait a minit. Earlier today I suggested to Model Shipwrights that they could get in on this action. And here you are proposing it for them. Not sure I'd go with one of my plentiful Navy planes or take a chance on an old Revell 1/720 Essex.
Might want to go a bit longer than 6 months if we're including ships.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, September 09, 2019 - 01:32 AM UTC
I'd be up for this, but I agree that if you're planning on including ship models it might be best to go a full year on the campaign.

Michael
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, September 09, 2019 - 02:40 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I'd be up for this, but I agree that if you're planning on including ship models it might be best to go a full year on the campaign.

Michael



Michael and Mark, that sounds good to me. Ill put rules together and add them .

Bob
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, September 09, 2019 - 09:06 AM UTC
I tweaked the RULES AND REGS.

NAVY BOYS on those Postage Stamps:

I am sure you have seen videos on how naval pilots describe what it is like to fly, navigate, find, and land on a small rolling postage size (pilots description) deck.

I have seen several videos on YouTube and while in the US NAVY on the deck personnel plus the entire crew who lived onboard those floating cities.

I thought it would be a good idea to pay homage to those pilots of all nations who fly from and land on aircraft carriers. Also those sailors who crewed the ship.

1. any carrier aircraft. Including helicopters.
2. any aircraft carrier.
3. any era.
4. all nations that has or had an aircraft carrier.
5. any scale.

TIME LIMIT: 1 year

The Rules and Regs
1. If Airplane or helicopter flew from an aircraft carrier it qualifies.
2. If the aircraft carrier was put into commission it qualifies.
3. Model must be no more that 25% completed.
4. Post 2 in progress photos.54. Must post finished photo in gallery.
5. Only one ribbon will be awarded.

Contest Element
one ribbon will be awarded on completion of build.

Bob
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Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 06:03 AM UTC
OOH, looking at the stash, I had a new idea, I have 2 planes with sections of carrier deck included. Might do one of those.

https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/3/9/0/130390-11185-20-pristine.jpg
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Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 06:55 AM UTC
Mark, those are nice looking kits.

Bob
Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 07:51 AM UTC
Wikipedia list of past aircraft:

List of carrier-based aircraft
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
List of aircraft
Type Country Class Role Date Status No. Notes
Aeromarine 39
US Trials 1922 Temporary 1+ [1]

Aιrospatiale Alouette III
France Helicopter 1959
Aιrospatiale SA 330 Puma
France Helicopter 1965 697
Aιrospatiale Super Frelon
France Helicopter 1962 99
Agusta-Bell AB.212ASW
Italy Helicopter
AgustaWestland AW101/EH101/Merlin
Italy/UK Helicopter 1987
AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat
UK/Italy Helicopter Multi-role 2009 Prototype 3 Flight trials with HMS Queen Elizabeth
Bell Airacobra I
US 1945 Temporary 1 Unofficial tricycle landing gear aviation "first", landed on HMS Pretoria Castle[2]

Aichi B7A
Japan Propeller bomber 1942 Production 114 [3]

Aichi D1A
Japan Propeller Dive bomber 1934 Production 590 [4]

Aichi D3A
Japan Propeller Dive bomber 1938 Production 1,495 [5]

Airspeed Fleet Shadower
UK Propeller Reconnaissance 1940 Prototype 1
Arado Ar 195
Germany Propeller Torpedo bomber 1937 Prototype 3
Arado Ar 197
Germany Propeller Fighter 1937 Prototype 3
Armstrong Whitworth A.W.16
UK Propeller Fighter 1930 Prototype 18 [note 1]

Armstrong Whitworth Starling
UK Propeller Fighter 1929 Prototype 1
Arsenal VG 90
France Fighter 1949 Prototype 2
Avro Avocet
UK Propeller fleet fighter 1927 Prototype 2 [6]

Avro Bison
UK Propeller Reconnaissance 1921 Production 55 [7]

Avro Buffalo
UK Propeller Torpedo bomber 1926 Prototype 1 [8]

Beardmore W.B.III
UK Propeller Fighter 1917 Production 100 [9]

Beardmore W.B.IV
UK Propeller Fighter 1917 Prototype 1
Beardmore W.B.V
UK Propeller Fighter 1917 Prototype 2
Beardmore W.B.VI
UK Propeller Fighter Not flown Prototype 0
Beardmore W.B.VI
UK Torpedo bomber Project 0
Bell AH-1 SuperCobra
US Helicopter 1969 1,271+
Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey
US Rotorcraft 1989 160
Bell XFL Airabonita
US Propeller Interceptor 1940 Prototype 1
Berliner-Joyce F2J
US Propeller Fighter 1933 Prototype 1
Berliner-Joyce OJ
US Propeller Observation 1931 Production 39
Berliner-Joyce XF3J
US Propeller Fighter 1934 Prototype 1
Berliner-Joyce XFJ
US Propeller Fighter 1931 Prototype 1
Blackburn Airedale
UK Propeller Reconnaissance 1924 Prototype 2 [10]

Blackburn B-3
UK Propeller Torpedo bomber 1932 Prototype 2 [11]

Blackburn B-54
UK ASW 1949 Prototype 3
Blackburn Baffin
UK Propeller Torpedo bomber 1932 Production 92 [12][13]

Blackburn Blackburd
UK Propeller Torpedo bomber 1918 Prototype 3 [14]

Blackburn Blackburn
UK Propeller Reconnaissance 1922 Production 62 [15]

Blackburn Buccaneer
UK Strike 1958 Production 144
Blackburn Dart
UK Propeller Torpedo bomber 1921 Production 127 [16]

Blackburn Firebrand
UK Propeller torpedo fighter 1942 Production 225 [17]

Blackburn Firecrest
UK Fighter 1947 Prototype 3~
Blackburn Nautilus
UK Propeller Fighter 1929 Prototype 1 [18]

Blackburn Ripon
UK Propeller Torpedo bomber 1926 Production 96 [19]

Blackburn Roc
UK Propeller Fighter 1938 Production 136 [20][21]

Blackburn Shark
UK Propeller Torpedo bomber 1933 Production 238 [22]

Blackburn Skua
UK Propeller Fighter/dive bomber 1937 Production 190 [21][23]

Blackburn Sprat
UK Propeller Trainer 1926 Prototype 1 [24]

Blackburn Swift
UK Propeller Torpedo bomber 1920 Production 8 [25]

Boeing CH-47 Chinook
US Helicopter 1961 1,179+
Boeing EA-18G Growler
US Electronic Warfare 2006 Production 85~
Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
US Fighter 1995 Production 500~
Boeing F2B
US Propeller Fighter 1926 Production 33 [26]

Boeing F3B
US Propeller Fighter-bomber 1927 Production 74 [26]

Boeing F4B
US Propeller Fighter 1928 Production 189 [27]

Boeing FB
US Propeller Fighter 1923 Production 29 [28]

Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight
US Helicopter 1962 524
Boeing XF5B
US Propeller Fighter 1930 Prototype 1
Boeing XF6B
US Propeller Fighter-bomber 1933 Prototype 1
Boeing XF7B
US Propeller Fighter 1933 Prototype 1
Boeing XF8B
US Propeller Fighter 1944 Prototype 3
Boulton Paul Sea Balliol
UK Trainer 1952 Production 30
Breguet Alizι
France ASW 1956 Production 89
Breguet Vultur
France Attack 1951 Prototype 2
Brewster Buffalo
US Propeller Fighter 1937 Production 503 [29][30]

Brewster SB2A Buccaneer
US Propeller Dive bomber 1941 Production 771 [31]

Bristol Scout
UK Trials 1916 Temporary 1 First flight from moving ship, HMS Vindex[32]

British Aerospace P.125
UK Fighter/bomber Project 0
British Aerospace Sea Harrier
UK Fighter 1978 Production 115
Britten-Norman Islander
UK 1968 Temporary 1 Sales demonstration flights aboard HMS Hermes[33]

Caudron Luciole
France Transport 1940 Temporary 2 Negotiators to recruit for the Free French flew from HMS Ark Royal[34]

Cessna O-1E Bird Dog
US 1962-1975 Temporary 1 VNAF landing on USS Midway during the Fall of Saigon. USMC aircraft flown from USS Princeton (LPH-5)

Chengdu J-20 B/C
PRC Fighter 2016 Prototype 10
Common Support Aircraft
US COD/EW/ES/AEW/ASW Project 0
Consolidated N2Y
US Propeller Utility 1929 Production 7 [note 2]

Consolidated TBY Sea Wolf
US Propeller Torpedo bomber 1941 Production 180
Consolidated XB2Y
US Propeller Dive bomber 1933 Prototype 1
Consolidated XBY
US Propeller Dive bomber 1932 Prototype 1
Curtiss BF2C Goshawk
US Propeller Fighter-bomber 1933 Production 166 [35]

Curtiss F11C Goshawk
US Propeller Fighter-bomber 1932 Production 30 [35]

Curtiss F6C Hawk
US Propeller Fighter 1925 Production 75 [36]

Curtiss F7C Seahawk
US Propeller Fighter 1927 Production 17
Curtiss F8C/O2C Falcon/Helldiver
US Propeller Fighter/dive bomber 1924 Production 150 [37]

Curtiss Model D
US Trials 1910 Temporary 1 First takeoff from ship, from USS Birmingham. First landing on ship, on USS Pennsylvania

Curtiss P-36 Hawk
US Fighter 1941 Temporary 31 Flown from USS Enterprise during delivery to Pearl Harbour

Curtiss P-40F Warhawk
US 1942 Temporary 109 Flown from USS Chenango & HMS Archer during Torch landings in North Africa
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
US Propeller Dive bomber 1940 Production 7,200 [38][39]

Curtiss SBC Helldiver
US Propeller Dive bomber 1935 Production 257 [40][41]

Curtiss SO3C Seamew
US Propeller Observation 1939 Production 259 [42]

Curtiss SOC Seagull
US Propeller Observation 1934 Production 322 [43]

Curtiss XBT2C
US Propeller Torpedo bomber 1945 Prototype 9
Curtiss XBTC
US Propeller Torpedo bomber 1945 Prototype 2
Curtiss XF14C
US Propeller Fighter 1944 Prototype 1
Curtiss XF15C
US Propeller Fighter 1945 Prototype 3
Curtiss XSB3C
US Dive bomber Project 0
Dassault Ιtendard IV
France Fighter 1958 Production 90
Dassault Rafale M France Fighter 1986 Production 115
Dassault-Breguet Super Ιtendard
France Strike Fighter 1974 Production 85
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Canada 1957 Temporary 4 UNEF flown off HMCS Magnificentfor Suez Crisis[44]

de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo
Canada 1980 Temporary 1 QSRA trials from USS Kitty Hawk

de Havilland Canada L-20 Beaver
Canada 1958 Temporary 2 flown from USS Corregidor during 1958 Lebanon crisis[45]

de Havilland Sea Hornet
UK Propeller Fighter 1944 Production 174
de Havilland Sea Mosquito
UK Propeller Torpedo bomber/trainer 1944 Production 66 [46]

de Havilland Sea Vampire
UK Propeller Fighter 1944 Production 98
de Havilland Sea Venom
UK Fighter 1951 Production 298
de Havilland Sea Vixen
UK Fighter 1951 Production 145
Dewoitine D.1ter
France Propeller Fighter 1922 Production 30
Dewoitine D.373 & 376
France Propeller Fighter 1931 Production 45
Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
US Attack 1952 Production 282 [47]

Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
US Attack 1954 Production 2,960 [47]

Douglas A2D Skyshark
US Attack 1950 Prototype 12
Douglas AD Skyraider
US Propeller Attack bomber 1945 Production 3,180 [48]

Douglas BTD Destroyer
US Propeller Torpedo bomber 1943 Production 30
Douglas DT
US Propeller Torpedo bomber 1921 Production 90 [49]

Douglas F3D Skynight
US Fighter 1948 Production 268 [50]

Douglas F4D Skyray
US Fighter 1951 Production 422
Douglas F5D Skylancer
US Fighter 1956 Prototype 4
Douglas F6D Missileer
US Fighter Project 0
Douglas R4D-5
US 1947 Temporary 6 Flown from USS Philippine Sea for Operation Highjump

Douglas SBD Dauntless
US Propeller Dive bomber 1938 Production 5,356 [51]

Douglas T2D
US Propeller Torpedo bomber 1927 Production 31 [52]

Douglas TBD Devastator
US Propeller Torpedo bomber 1935 Production 130 [53]

Douglas XT3D
US Propeller Torpedo bomber 1931 Prototype 1
Douglas XTB2D Skypirate
US Propeller Torpedo bomber 1945 Prototype 2
Eberhart F2G
US Propeller Fighter 1928 Prototype 1
Eberhart FG
US Propeller Fighter 1927 Prototype 1
Eurocopter AS332 Super Puma
France Helicopter 1978
Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin
France Helicopter 1975
Eurocopter Fennec
France Helicopter
Fairey Albacore
UK Propeller torpedo/dive bomber 1938 Production 800 [54]

Fairey Barracuda
UK Propeller Torpedo/dive bomber 1940 Production 2,582 [55]

Fairey Firefly III/IIIM
UK Propeller Fighter 1929 Prototype 1
Fairey Firefly
UK Propeller Fighter/strike 1941 Production 1,702
Fairey Fleetwing
UK Propeller Fighter 1929 Prototype 1
Fairey Flycatcher
UK Propeller Fighter 1922 Production 196
Fairey Fox Mk.IA
UK Trials 1926 Temporary 1 HMS Furious[56]

Fairey Fulmar
UK Propeller Fighter 1937 Production 600 [57]

Fairey Gannet
UK ASW/AEW 1949 Production 348
Fairey III
UK Propeller Reconnaissance 1917 Production 964
Fairey Seal
UK Propeller Reconnaissance 1930 Production 91
Fairey Spearfish
UK Propeller Torpedo/dive bomber 1945 Prototype 5
Fairey Swordfish
UK Propeller Torpedo bomber 1934 Production 2,391 [58]

Fiat G.50 bis/A
Italy Propeller Fighter 1942 Prototype 1
Fieseler Fi 167
Germany Propeller Dive bomber 1938 Production 14
Fouga CM.175 Zιphyr M
France Trainer 1956 Production 32
General Aircraft Fleet Shadower
UK Propeller Reconnaissance 1940 Prototype 1
General Dynamics-Grumman F-111B
US Fighter 1965 Prototype 7
Gloster Gambet
UK Propeller Fighter 1927 Prototype 1 [59]

Gloster Gladiator II
UK 1940 Temporary 18 Flown from HMS Glorious during Norwegian Campaign

Gloster Gnatsnapper
UK Propeller Fighter 1927 Prototype 2 (or 3) [60]

Gloster Meteor F.3 (Derwent 5) UK Trials 1948–1949 Temporary 2 HMS Implacable and HMS Illustrious[note 3]

Gloster Sea Gladiator
UK Propeller Fighter 1937 Production 98 [61][62]

Gloster Sparrowhawk III
UK Propeller Fighter 1921 Production 10 [63]

Gloster TSR.38
UK Propeller Torpedo bomber 1932 Prototype 1 [64]

Goodyear F2G Corsair
US Propeller Fighter 1945 Prototype 10
Gourdou-Leseurre GL.22
France Propeller Trainer 1918 Production 20 [note 4]

Great Lakes BG
US Propeller Bomber 1933 Production 61
Great Lakes XTBG
US Propeller Torpedo bomber 1935 Prototype 1
Grumman A-6 Intruder
US Attack 1960 Production 693 [65]

Grumman AF Guardian
US ASW 1945 Production 389 [66]

Grumman C-1 Trader
US Transport 1955 Production 83 [67]

Grumman C-2 Greyhound
US Transport 1964 Production 58
Grumman E-1 Tracer
US AEW 1956 Production 88 [68]

Grumman E-2 Hawkeye
US AEW 1960 Production ? [68]

Grumman EA-6B Prowler
US Electronic Warfare 1968 Production 170
Grumman F-11 Tiger
US Fighter 1954 Production 200
Grumman F-14 Tomcat
US Fighter 1970 Production 632
Grumman F-9 Cougar
US Fighter 1951 Production 1,392 [69]

Grumman F2F
US Propeller Fighter 1933 Production 56 [70]

Grumman F3F
US Propeller Fighter 1935 Production 147 [71]

Grumman F4F Wildcat
US Propeller Fighter 1937 Production 7,885 [72]

Grumman F6F Hellcat
US Propeller Fighter 1942 Production 12,275 [73]

Grumman F7F Tigercat
US Propeller Fighter 1943 Production 364
Grumman F8F Bearcat
US Propeller Fighter 1944 Production 1,265
Grumman F9F Panther
US Fighter 1947 Production 1,382 [69]

Grumman FF
US Propeller Fighter 1931 Production 85 [74]

Grumman G-118
US Fighter Project 0
Grumman J2F Duck
US Propeller Utility 1936 Production 584 [43]

Grumman S-2 Tracker
US ASW 1952 Production 1,284 [75]

Grumman SF
US Propeller Fighter 1931 Production 35
Grumman TBF Avenger
US Propeller Torpedo bomber 1941 Production 9,839 [53]

Grumman XF10F Jaguar
US Fighter 1952 Prototype 1
Grumman XF5F Skyrocket
US Propeller Fighter 1940 Prototype 1
Grumman XSBF
US Propeller scout bomber 1936 Prototype 1
Grumman XTB2F
US Torpedo bomber Project 0
Grumman XTSF
US Torpedo bomber Project 0
HAL Naval Tejas
India Fighter 2012 Prototype 2 [76][77]

Hall XFH-1
US Propeller fighter 1929 Prototype 1
Handley Page H.P.46
UK Propeller Torpedo bomber 1932 Prototype 1
Handley Page Hanley
UK Propeller Torpedo bomber 1922 Prototype 3
Handley Page Hendon
UK Propeller Torpedo bomber 1924 Prototype 6
Handley Page HP.14
UK Propeller Reconnaissance 1917 Prototype 3
Handley Page HPS-1
UK Propeller Fighter 1923 Prototype 2
Hanriot HD.1
France Trials 1920 Temporary 1+
Hanriot HD.2
France Trials 1920 Temporary 2
Hanriot HD.20
France Propeller Fighter 1923 Prototype 1
Hanriot HD.3
France Trials 1920 Temporary 1
Hawker Hedgehog
UK Propeller Fighter 1924 Prototype 1 [78]

Hawker Hoopoe
UK Propeller Fighter 1928 Prototype 1 [79]

Hawker Hurricane I
UK 1940 Temporary 18 Flown from HMS Glorious during Norwegian Campaign

Hawker Nimrod
UK Propeller Fighter 1930 Production 92 [80]

Hawker Osprey/Naval Hart
UK Propeller Fighter/reconnaissance 1932 Production 112 [81]

Hawker Sea Fury
UK Propeller Fighter 1945 Production 864 [82]

Hawker Sea Hawk
UK Fighter 1947 Production 542 [83]

Hawker Sea Hurricane
UK Propeller Fighter 1940 Production 1,190+ [84][85]

Hawker Siddeley P.1154
UK Fighter Project 0
Hawker Siddeley P.139B
UK AEW Project 0
Heinkel HD 23
Germany Propeller Fighter 1926 Prototype 4
Junkers Ju 87C
Germany Propeller Dive bomber 1938 Prototype 10
Kaiser-Fleetwings XBTK
US Propeller Torpedo bomber 1945 Prototype 5
Kaman SH-2 Seasprite
US Helicopter 1959 184
Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite
US Helicopter 1985 59
Kamov Ka-20
USSR Helicopter
Kamov Ka-25
USSR Helicopter 1963 460~
Kamov Ka-27, Ka-28 & Ka-32
USSR Helicopter 1973
Kawanishi K-11
Japan Propeller Fighter 1927 Prototype 2 [86]

Kokusai Ki-76
Japan Propeller Reconnaissance 1941 Production 937
Kokusai Ki-76
Japan Propeller Reconnaissance 1941 Production 937
Latιcoθre 299
France Propeller torpedo/dive bomber 1939 Prototype 2
Les Mureaux 1 C.1 Express-Marin France Propeller Fighter 1924 Prototype 1
Levasseur PL.10, 101 & 107
France Propeller Reconnaissance 1929 Production 63
Levasseur PL.14
France Propeller Torpedo bomber 1929 Production 30
Levasseur PL.2
France Propeller Torpedo bomber 1922 Production 11
Levasseur PL.4
France Propeller Reconnaissance 1926 Production 40
Levasseur PL.5
France Propeller Fighter 1925 Production 24 & 9
Levasseur PL.7
France Propeller Torpedo bomber 1928 Production 46
Lιvy-Biche LB.2
France Propeller Fighter 1927 Production 26
Ling-Temco-Vought V507
US Fighter Project 0
Lockheed XJO-3 Electra Junior
US Trials 1939 Temporary 1 Trials for nosewheel aircraft, flown from USS Lexington

Lockheed KC-130F Hercules
US Trials 1963 Temporary 1 USMC trials from USS Forrestal

Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II
US Fighter 2006 Production
Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II
US Fighter 2006 Production
Lockheed P-80A Shooting Star
US Trials 1946 Temporary 1 USAAF jet flown from USS Franklin D. Roosevelt

Lockheed P2V-3C Neptune
US Trials 1948–1951 Temporary 13 Interim nuclear bomber from USS Franklin D. Roosevelt

Lockheed S-3 Viking
US ASW 1972 Production 188
Lockheed T2V SeaStar
US Trainer 1953 Production 150
Lockheed TO Shooting Star
US Trainer ? Production
Lockheed U-2C
US Patrol 1963 Temporary 1 Monitoring French nuclear tests from USS Ranger[87]

Lockheed U-2G
US Reconnaissance 1955 Prototype 3 [87][note 5]

Lockheed U-2R
US Trials 1969 Temporary 1 USS America[87]

Loening XFL
US Fighter Project 0
Loire-Gourdou-Leseurre LGL.32
France Propeller Fighter 1925 Production 15
Loire-Nieuport LN.401
France Propeller Dive bomber 1938 Production 68
Mann Egerton Type H
UK Propeller Fighter 1917 Prototype 2 [88]

Martin AM Mauler
US Propeller Attack bomber 1944 Production 151 [89]

Martin BM
US Propeller Bomber 1930 Production 32
Martin T3M
US Propeller Torpedo bomber 1926 Production 124 [90]

Martin T4M & Great Lakes TG
US Propeller Torpedo bomber 1927 Production 155 [91]

Martin XT6M
US Propeller Torpedo bomber 1930 Prototype 1
McDonnell Douglas A-12 Avenger II
US attack Project 0
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
US Fighter 1958 Production 5,195 [92]

McDonnell Douglas T-45 Goshawk
US Trainer 1988 Production 214
McDonnell F2H Banshee
US Fighter 1947 Production 895 [93]

McDonnell F3H Demon
US Fighter 1951 Production 519
McDonnell FH Phantom
US Propeller Fighter 1945 Production 62
McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B Harrier II
US Attack 1978–1985 Production 323
McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
US Fighter/Attack 1978 Production 1,479
Messerschmitt Bf 109T-1
Germany Propeller Fighter 1939 Prototype 7
Mikoyan MiG-29K
USSR Fighter 1988 Production 20
Mitsubishi 1MF
Japan Propeller Fighter 1921 Production 138 [94]

Mitsubishi 1MF9
Japan Propeller Fighter 1927 Production 2 [95]

Mitsubishi 1MT
Japan Propeller Torpedo bomber 1922 Production 20 [96]

Mitsubishi 2MR
Japan Propeller Reconnaissance 1922 Production 159 [97]

Mitsubishi 3MT5
Japan Propeller Torpedo bomber 1932 Production 11 [98]

Mitsubishi A5M
Japan Propeller Fighter 1935 Production 1,094 [99][100]

Mitsubishi A6M Zero
Japan Propeller Fighter 1939 Production 10,449 [101][102]

Mitsubishi A7M
Japan Propeller Fighter 1944 Prototype 10 [103]

Mitsubishi B1M
Japan Propeller Bomber 1923 Production 443 [104]

Mitsubishi B2M
Japan Propeller Bomber 1929 Production 206 [105]

Mitsubishi B5M
Japan Propeller Bomber 1937 Production 125 [106]

Morane-Saulnier MS.226
France Propeller Fighter 1933 Production 3
Morane-Saulnier MS.474 Vanneau IV France Trainer 1944 Production 70
Morane-Saulnier MS.500 Criquet
France 1945–1949 Temporary Operated from Arromanches during the First Indochina War

Nakajima A1N
Japan Propeller Fighter 1927 Production 151 [107]

Nakajima A2N
Japan Propeller Fighter 1929 Production 100 ca. [108][109]

Nakajima A4N
Japan Propeller Fighter 1934 Production 221 [110]

Nakajima B3N
Japan Propeller Bomber 1933 Prototype 2 [111]

Nakajima B4N
Japan Propeller Bomber 1936 Prototype 2 [112]

Nakajima B5N
Japan Propeller Bomber 1937 Production 1,149 [113]

Nakajima B6N
Japan Propeller Bomber 1941 Production 1,268 [114]

Nakajima C3N
Japan Propeller Reconnaissance 1936 Production 2 [115]

Nakajima C6N
Japan Propeller Reconnaissance 1943 Production 463 [116]

Naval Aircraft Factory SBN
US Propeller Bomber 1936 Prototype 31
Naval Aircraft Factory TS
US Propeller Fighter 1922 Production 46 [117]

NHIndustries NH90
NATO Helicopter 1995 161
Nieuport 21
France Trials 1919–1920 Temporary 1
Nieuport-Delage NiD 32
France Propeller Fighter 1920 Production 10
Nieuport-Delage NiD 43
France Propeller Fighter 1924 Prototype 1
Nord 1500 Norιclair
France ASW/bomber 1947 Prototype 1
Nord 2200
France Fighter 1949 Prototype 1
North American A-5 Vigilante
US Reconnaissance 1958 Production 156 [50]

North American AJ Savage
US Bomber 1948 Production 143 [66]

North American B-25B Mitchell
US 1942 Temporary 16 Doolittle Raid launched from USS Hornet

North American ETF-51D Mustang
US Propeller Fighter 1944 Prototype 1 [118]

North American FJ-1 Fury
US Fighter 1946 Production 31
North American FJ-2/-3 Fury
US Fighter 1951 Production 741
North American FJ-4 Fury
US Fighter 1954 Production 374
North American L-17 (Navion)
US 1950 Temporary Korean War Courier/VIP transport
North American PBJ-1H
US Propeller Bomber 1944 Production 1 [note 6]

North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco
US Trials 1968, 1985 Temporary USS John F. Kennedy and USS Saratoga

North American T-2 Buckeye
US Trainer 1958 Production 529
North American T-28 Trojan
US Trainer 1949 Production 266
North American SNJ-3C/-4C/-5C
US Propeller Trainer 1935 Production 52+
North American XA2J Super Savage
US Bomber 1952 Prototype 1
Northrop BT
US Propeller Bomber 1935 Production 55
Parnall Panther
UK Propeller Reconnaissance 1917 Production 155 [119]

Parnall Perch
UK Propeller Trainer 1926 Prototype 1 [120]

Parnall Pike
UK Propeller Reconnaissance 1927 Prototype 1 [121]

Parnall Pipit
UK Propeller Fighter 1928 Prototype 2 [122]

Parnall Plover
UK Propeller Fighter 1922 Production 13 [123]

Parnall Puffin
UK Propeller Fighter/reconnaissance 1920 Prototype 3 [124]

Percival Vega Gull
UK 1936/1937 Temporary 1 Flown on (by Edgar Percival) and later off and on from HMS Courageous[125]

Piasecki H-21
US Helicopter 1952 18+
Piasecki HRP Rescuer
US Helicopter 1945 28
Piasecki HUP Retriever
US Helicopter 1948 339
Piper L-4 Grasshopper
US Temporary 1 Used Brodie device on various LSTs
Piper L-4B Grasshopper
US 1944 Temporary 26+ Flown from LSTs during Pacific & Mediterranean invasions
Reggiane Re.2001 OR
Italy Propeller Fighter 1940 Production 10
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
US Fighter 1944 Temporary 4 P-47s being ferried by USS Manila Bay flown off to defend ship off Saipan

Rockwell XFV-12
US Fighter Project 0
Ryan FR Fireball
US Propeller Fighter 1944 Production 71
Saro P.531
UK Helicopter 1958 6
SEPECAT Jaguar M
France Attack 1969 Prototype 1
Seversky XFN-1
US Propeller Fighter 1937 Prototype 1
Shenyang J-15
PRC Fighter 2013 Prototype 16
Short Gurnard
UK Propeller Fighter 1929 Prototype 2
Short Seamew
UK ASW 1953 Prototype 26
Short Shirl
UK Propeller Torpedo bomber 1918 Prototype 4
Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion
US Helicopter 1964 265+
Sikorsky HNS (R-4) US Helicopter 1942 131
Sikorsky HO2S (R-5/H-5) US Helicopter 1943 300+
Sikorsky HO4S (S-55) US Helicopter 1949 94
Sikorsky Hoverfly II (R-6)
US Helicopter 1943 225
Sikorsky HR2S/CH-37
US Helicopter 1953 62
Sikorsky HSS Seabat (S-58)
US Helicopter 1954 218
Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King
US Helicopter 1959 756 ca.
Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk
US Helicopter 1979 400+
Sikorsky XHJS
US Helicopter 1947 2
Slingsby T.20
UK Trials 1945 Temporary 1 Flight deck air turbulence trials from HMS Pretoria Castle and HMS Illustrious

SNCAC NC 1070
France Bomber 1947 Prototype 2
SNCAC NC 1080
France Fighter 1949 Prototype 1
SNCASE (Sud-Est) Aquilon
France Fighter 1951 Production 120
SNCASO SO.8000 Narval
France Fighter 1949 Prototype 2
Sopwith 2F.1 Ship's Camel
UK Propeller Fighter 1917 Production 340 [126]

Sopwith Camel
UK Fighter 1918 Temporary Zeppelin interceptors flown from towed barges.
Sopwith Cuckoo
UK Propeller Torpedo bomber 1918 Production 232 [127]

Sopwith Pup and Ship's Pup
UK Propeller Fighter 1916 Production 1,770 [note 7]

Sopwith Ship's Strutter
UK Propeller Reconnaissance/fighter 1915 Production 5,939 [note 7]

Stinson L-5 Sentinel
US 1943 Temporary Used Brodie device from USS City of Dalhart and various LSTs
Stinson OY Sentinel
US 1950 Temporary 1+ Korean War

Sukhoi Su-25UTG & UBP
USSR Attack 1988 Production 20~
Sukhoi Su-33
USSR Fighter 1987 Production 24~
Supermarine Attacker
UK Fighter 1946 Production 185
Supermarine Scimitar
UK Fighter 1956 Production 76
Supermarine Seafang
UK Fighter 1946 Prototype 18
Supermarine Seafire
UK Propeller Fighter 1942 Production 2,556 [128][129]

Supermarine Type 322
UK Propeller torpedo/dive bomber 1943 Prototype 2
Supermarine Walrus
UK Propeller Reconnaissance 1933 Production 740 [43]

Taylorcraft Auster
UK Trials 1945–1946 Temporary 3+ HMS Argus, Ravager and Illustrious

Vickers Type 141
UK Propeller Fighter 1927 Prototype 1
Vickers Type 177
UK Propeller Fighter 1929 Prototype 1
Vickers Type 207
UK Propeller Torpedo bomber 1933 Prototype 1
Vickers Vireo
UK Propeller Fighter 1928 Prototype 1
Villiers II
France Propeller Fighter 1925 Production 32
Vought A-7 Corsair
US Attack 1965 Production 1,569 [65]

Vought F-8 Crusader
US Fighter 1955 Production 1,219 [92]

Vought F4U/FG/F3A Corsair
US Propeller Fighter 1940 Production 12,571 [130]

Vought F6U Pirate
US Fighter 1946 Production 33
Vought F7U Cutlass
US Fighter 1948 Production 320 [131]

Vought FU
US Propeller Fighter 1926 Production 20
Vought Model 1600
US Fighter Project 0
Vought O2U Corsair
US Propeller Observation 1926 Production 322
Vought O3U/SU Corsair
US Propeller Observation 1930 Production 291
Vought XO4U Corsair
US Propeller Observation 1931 Prototype 2
Vought SB2U Vindicator
US Propeller Bomber 1936 Production 170 [132]

Vought SBU Corsair
US Propeller Bomber 1933 Production 125
Vought VE-7
US Propeller Fighter 1917 Production 128 [133]

Vought XF5U
US Fighter Prototype 1
Vought XF8U-3 Crusader III
US Fighter 1958 Prototype 5
Vought XS2U
US ASW Project 0
Vought XSB3U
US Propeller Bomber 1936 Prototype 1
Westland Dragonfly
UK Helicopter ? 133
Westland Lynx
UK Helicopter 1971
Westland PV-3
UK Propeller Reconnaissance 1931 Prototype 1 [134]

Westland Sea King
UK Helicopter 1969 344
Westland Walrus
UK Propeller Reconnaissance 1921 Production 36 [135]

Westland Wasp
UK Helicopter 1962 133
Westland Wessex
UK Helicopter 1958 170
Westland Whirlwind
UK Helicopter 1953 400
Westland Wyvern
UK Strike Bomber 1946 Production 127 [136]

Wibault 74
France Propeller Fighter 1924 Production 18
Yakovlev Yak-38
USSR Fighter 1971 Production 231
Yakovlev Yak-41
USSR Fighter 1987 Prototype 2
Yakovlev Yak-43
USSR Fighter Project 0
Yakovlev Yak-44
USSR AEW Project 0
Yokosuka B3Y
Japan Propeller Bomber 1933 Production 129 [137]

Yokosuka B4Y
Japan Propeller Bomber 1935 Production 205 [138]

Yokosuka D3Y
Japan Propeller Dive bomber 1944 Prototype 5 [139]

Yokosuka D4Y
Japan Propeller Dive bomber 1940 Production 2,038 [140][141]


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List of Modern Aircraft:

Modern carrier-based aircraft in service

• Boeing EA-18G Growler
• Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
• Dassault Rafale M
• Grumman C-2 Greyhound
• Lockheed Martin F-35B/C Lightning II
• McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II
• McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
• McDonnell Douglas T-45 Goshawk
• Mikoyan MiG-29K
• Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye
• Shenyang J-15
• Sukhoi Su-25UTG/UBP
• Sukhoi Su-33

Under development

• Boeing MQ-25 Stingray
• HAL Naval Tejas

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Wikipedia's list of aircraft carriers.

List of aircraft carriers
This list of aircraft carriers contains aircraft carriers listed alphabetically by name. An aircraft carrier is a warship with a full-length flight deck and facilities for carrying, arming, deploying, and recovering aircraft, that serves as a seagoing airbase.
Included in this list are ships which meet the above definition and had an official name (italicized) or designation (non-italicized), regardless of whether they were or were not ordered, laid down, completed, or commissioned.
Not included in this list are the following:
• Aircraft cruisers, also known as aviation cruisers, cruiser-carriers, flight deck cruisers, and hybrid battleship-carriers, which combine the characteristics of aircraft carriers and surface warfare ships, because they primarily operated helicopters or floatplanes and did not act as a floating airbase. Examples include the British Tiger-class cruisers, Japanese Hyūga-class helicopter destroyer, French cruiser Jeanne d'Arc, Soviet Moskva-class helicopter cruisers, and Italian Andrea Doria-class cruisers.
• Amphibious assault ships, also known as commando carriers, assault carriers, helicopter carriers, landing helicopter assault ships, landing helicopter docks, landing platform docks, and landing platform helicopters. Although they have flight decks and look like aircraft carriers, they primarily operate helicopters and do not act as a floating airbase. Examples include the US Wasp-class assault ships, Brazilian PHM Atlβntico (A140), Japanese Akitsu Maru escort carrier, and French Mistral-class.
• Catapult aircraft merchantmen, merchant ships which carried cargo and an aircraft catapult (no flight deck).
• Escort carriers, usually converted merchant ships, see separate List of escort carriers by country.
• "Landing craft carriers" such as USS LST-906, which were modified amphibious landing ships, because they could not recover their aircraft.
• Merchant aircraft carriers, cargo-carrying merchant ships with a full flight deck.
• Seaplane tenders and seaplane carriers, because they could not land aircraft.
• Submarine aircraft carriers, because they had no flight deck and could not land their aircraft.
"In commission" denotes the period that the ship was officially in commission with the given name for the given country as an aircraft carrier as defined above.
Numbers of aircraft carriers by country
The table below does not include submarine aircraft carriers, seaplane tenders, escort carriers, merchant aircraft carriers, helicopter carriers, or amphibious assault ships
The total includes ships under construction, but not ships that never got past the planning stage.
Number of fleet aircraft carriers by operating nation
Country In service In reserve Decommissioned Under construction Never completed Total
Argentina
0 0 2 0 0 2
Australia
0 0 3 0 0 3
Brazil
0 0 2 0 0 2
Canada
0 0 3 0 0 3
China
1 0 0 2 0 3
France
1 0 7 0 7 15
Germany
0 0 0 0 7 7
India
1 0 2 1 0 4
Italy
3 0 0 1 2 6
Japan
0 0 4 0 4 8
Netherlands
0 0 4 0 0 4
Russia
1 0 3 0 2 6
Spain
1 0 3 0 1 5
Turkey
0 0 0 1 0 1
Thailand
1 0 0 0 0 1
United Kingdom
1 0 39 1 13 54
United States
11 0 55 2 12 80
TOTAL 22 2 127 8 47 203
List of countries that have operated aircraft carriers
Argentina
Retired:
• Light carriers:
o ARA Independencia (V-1): Colossus class light carrier in service from 1959 to 1969; scrapped 1971
o ARA Veinticinco de Mayo (V-2): Colossus class light carrier in service from 1969 to 1999; scrapped 1999
Australia
Retired:
• Light fleet carriers:
o HMAS Sydney: Majestic class carrier in service from 1948 to 1958. Later recommissioned as troop transport
o HMAS Melbourne: Majestic class carrier in service from 1955 to 1982
o HMAS Vengeance: Colossus class light carrier on loan from Royal Navy from 1952 to 1955
Brazil
Retired:
• Fleet carrier:
o Sγo Paulo: Clemenceau class carrier in service between 2000–2017. Former name as carrier of the French Navy: Foch
• Light carrier:
o Minas Gerais: Colossus class carrier in service from 1960 to 2001
Canada
Retired:
• Light carriers:
o HMCS Warrior: Colossus class light carrier in service from 1946 to 1948; returned to Royal Navy and sold to Argentine Navy as ARA Independencia (V-1); carrier in service from 1959 to 1969; scrapped 1971
o HMCS Magnificent: Majestic class carrier in service from 1946 to 1956; return to Royal Navy and stricken; scrapped in Scotland in 1965
o HMCS Bonaventure : Majestic class carrier in service from 1957 to 1970; ordered by Royal Navy, but sold as HMS Powerful and delivered to Royal Canadian Navy; retired by the Canadian Armed Forces and broken up in Taiwan 1971
China
Main article: Chinese aircraft carrier programme
Active:
• Liaoning: never completed ex-Soviet Navy carrier sold to China by Ukraine being refitted in Dalian as Type 001. Handed on to PLAN on 23 September 2012 and entered active service on 25 September 2012.[1]
Under construction:[2]
• Type 001A: under construction since 2013, launched on 26 April 2017 at Dalian Shipyard, now being fitted out.[3]
• Type 002: under construction since 2015 in Shanghai.
Planned:
• Type 003: a planned nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.
France
Active:
• Charles de Gaulle: aircraft carrier in service since 2001
Retired:
• Bιarn: converted Normandie-class battleship in service from 1927 to 1948
• Dixmude: Avenger-class escort carrier, ex-HMS Biter, in service from 1945 to 1951
• Arromanches: Colossus class light aircraft carrier in service from 1946 to 1974
• Independence class
o La Fayette: light aircraft carrier in service from 1951 to 1963
o Bois Belleau: light aircraft carrier in service from 1953 to 1960
• Clemenceau class
o Clemenceau: aircraft carrier in service from 1961 to 1997
o Foch: aircraft carrier in service from 1963 to 2000. Refitted, sold to Brazil and renamed Sγo Paulo
Never completed:
• Engageante: Friponne class sloop planned for conversion but not completed[citation needed]
• Conquerante: Valliante class sloop planned for conversion but not completed[citation needed]
• Joffre class
o Joffre: carrier construction cancelled in 1940
o Painlevι: carrier plan cancelled in 1940
• Verdun: attack carrier development cancelled in 1961
• PH 75: projected two nuclear powered helicopter carrier program during the 1970s
o Bretagne: STOVL aircraft carrier
o Provence: STOVL aircraft carrier
• PA 2: modified version of Thales UK/BMT design for the future British Queen Elizabeth class (formerly CVF).
Germany
Main article: List of aircraft carriers of Germany
Never completed:
• German aircraft carrier I – planned conversion of passenger ship from German shipyard to aircraft carrier. Cancelled in 1918.
• Graf Zeppelin: Graf Zeppelin class carrier. Launched but not completed. Construction work stopped in 1943.
• Flugzeugtrδger B: Graf Zeppelin class carrier cancelled partly constructed in 1939.
• Seydlitz: conversion of part-built Admiral Hipper class cruiser. Work stopped in 1943 and not resumed.
• German aircraft carrier I: conversion of the transport ship Europa cancelled at design stage in November 1942 due to insurmountable problems.
The two planned Italian carriers Aquila and Sparviero were seized by the Germans after the Italian Armistice but not completed.
India
Active:
• INS Vikramaditya: 45,400 tons, Modified Kiev class carrier (ex-Admiral Gorshkov), in service with India since 2013.
Under construction:
• INS Vikrant: 44,000 ton carrier. It has been built at Cochin Shipyard and has been launched, and is expected to enter service in late 2019.[4][5]
Planned:
• INS Vishal: 65,000 ton carrier. Yet to start, planned to enter service in 2025. It will be conventionally powered.[6]
Retired:
• INS Vikrant: 19,500 tons, Majestic-class carrier, (ex-HMS Hercules), in service from 1961 to 1997, used as a museum until 2012, scrapped 2014–2015.
• INS Viraat: 28,700 tons, Centaur class carrier (ex-HMS Hermes) in service from 1987 to 2016. Decommissioned on 6 March 2017.
Italy
Active:
• Cavour (2008) – current fleet flagship.
• Giuseppe Garibaldi (1985) – active.
Under construction:
• Trieste : 32,300 tons carrier. Construction began in 2017 at Fincantieri Shipyard and is expected to enter service in 2022.[7]
Never completed:
• Sparviero (1927) (converted liner Augustus, not completed as carrier) – Sunk 5 October 1944
• Aquila (1926) (converted liner Roma) – BU 1951–1952
Japan
Retired:
• Hōshō (1921) – used as transport to repatriate Japanese troops postwar and dismantled 1946
• Ryūhō (1933) – damaged at Kure by U.S. air raid March 1945 and dismantled 1946
• Hiyō class
o Junyō (1939) – damaged during Battle of Philippine Sea, June 1944. Never repaired; dismantled 1946
• Unryū class
o Katsuragi (1944) – used as transport to repatriate Japanese troops postwar and dismantled 1946
Sunk:
• Kaga (1921) – sunk, Battle of Midway, June 1942
• Akagi (1925) – sunk, Battle of Midway, June 1942
• Ryūjō (1931) – sunk, Battle of the Eastern Solomons, August 1942
• Sōryū class
o Sōryū (1935) – sunk, Battle of Midway, June 1942
o Hiryū (1937) – sunk, Battle of Midway, June 1942
• Zuihō class
o Shōhō (1935) – sunk, Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1942
o Zuihō (1936) – sunk, Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 1944
• Chitose class
o Chitose (1936) – seaplane tender from 1934 to 1942, rebuilt as light carrier and sunk at Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944
o Chiyoda (1937) – sunk at Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 1944
• Shōkaku class
o Shōkaku (1939) – sunk by U.S. submarine USS Cavalla (SS-244), Battle of Philippine Sea, June 1944
o Zuikaku (1939) – sunk, Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 1944
• Hiyō class
o Hiyō (1939) – sunk, Battle of Philippine Sea, June 1944
• Taihō (1943) – sunk, Battle of Philippine Sea, June 1944
• Unryū class
o Amagi (1943) – used as anti-aircraft platform and sunk in July 1945
o Unryū (1943) – sunk by U.S. submarine Redfish, December 1944
• Shinano (1944) – sunk by U.S. submarine Archerfish, November 1944
Hōshō, Junyō, Katsuragi and Ryuho survived the war and these were scrapped by 1948.
Never completed:
• Unryū class
o Aso 4th unit of Unryū class (not completed); sunk as weapon test target and scrapped postwar
o Ikoma 5th unit of Unryū class (not completed); dismantled post-war
o Kasagi 6th unit of Unryū class (not completed); dismantled post-war
• Ibuki – heavy cruiser conversion (not completed); dismantled post-war
Netherlands
Retired:
• Hr.Ms. Karel Doorman (ex-British HMS Venerable, purchased 1948) – Sold to Argentina 1968 and renamed ARA Veinticinco de Mayo, broken up
• Hr.Ms. Karel Doorman (ex-British HMS Nairana, transferred to Dutch service 1946) – Converted to merchantman and renamed Port Victor, Until March 1968, owned by Cunard Line but managed by Blue Star Port Lines. Eventually owned by Port Line, July 21, 1971, sent to Faslane to be scrapped
• Rapana class:
o Motor vessel Gadila of the Dutch Merchant Navy was a converted Royal Dutch Shell oil tanker along with her sister ship MV Macoma.
o Motor vessel Macoma together with MV Gadila were the first Dutch aircraft carriers.
Russia
See also: list of aircraft carriers of Russia and the Soviet Union
The Russian Navy was established in December 1991, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, most Soviet aircraft carriers were transferred over to Russia.
Active:
• Admiral Kuznetsov class
o Admiral Kuznetsov (1991–present)
Retired:
• Kiev class
o Kiev (1991–1993); converted to a theme park (later hotel) in China
o Minsk (1991–1993); converted to a theme park in China
o Novorossiysk (1991–1993); scrapped
o Admiral Gorshkov (1991–1995); modified, rebuilt and sold to India, renamed INS Vikramaditya
Soviet Union
See also: list of aircraft carriers of Russia and the Soviet Union
The Soviet Union was dissolved in December 1991, most Soviet aircraft carriers were transferred to Russia, with the exception of Varyag which was transferred to Ukraine. Ulyanovsk was scrapped before the Soviet Union was dissolved.
In service at the end of Soviet state:
• Admiral Kuznetsov class
o Admiral Kuznetsov (1985–1991) — to Russia (1991)
• Kiev class
o Kiev (1972–1991) — to Russia (1991)
o Minsk (1975–1991) — to Russia (1991)
o Novorossiysk (1978–1991) — to Russia (1991)
o Admiral Gorshkov (1982–1991) — to Russia (1991)
Never completed:
• Admiral Kuznetsov class
o Varyag (not commissioned) — to Ukraine (1991); rebuilt, tested and commissioned by the Chinese PLAN as Liaoning
• Ulyanovsk class
o Ulyanovsk (not commissioned) — scrapped (1991)
Spain
Active:
• Juan Carlos I : 27,079 tonne STOVL carrier in active service, commissioned 30 September 2010.
Retired:
• Dιdalo: 9,900 ton, as seaplane carrier in 1901, decommissioned in 1934
• Dιdalo: 11,700 ton Independence class light carrier, ex-USS Cabot, helicopters only from 1967–1976, struck 1989 and returned to United States, eventually scrapped in 2002.
• Prνncipe de Asturias: 17,000 ton STOVL commissioned 30 May 1982, decommissioned on 6 February 2013 due to defence spending cuts.
Never completed:
• Spanish conversion for refloated Italian heavy cruiser Trieste, cancelled in 1951.[8]
Turkey
Under construction:
• TCG Anadolu (2021) The construction works began on 30 April 2016 at the shipyard of Sedef Shipbuilding Inc. in Istanbul and is expected to be completed in 2021. The vessel is intended to meet the various needs and requirements of the Turkish Armed Forces, such as sustaining long-endurance, long-distance military combat or humanitarian relief operations; while acting as a command center and flagship for the Turkish Navy.
Thailand
Role changed:
• HTMS Chakri Naruebet (1996)* Commissioned in 1997, but by 1999, only one used AV-8S Matador/Harrier was still operable due to lack of spare parts and age.[9] Since 2006 is solely operated as a helicopter carrier.
Ukraine
Never completed:
• Admiral Kuznetsov class
o Varyag (not commissioned) — sold to China (1998)
United Kingdom
Main article: List of aircraft carriers of the Royal Navy
Active:
• Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier, STOVL ship of 65,000 tonnes
o HMS Queen Elizabeth
Under construction:
• Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier
o HMS Prince of Wales (2020)
Retired:
• HMS Argus (1916)
• HMS Furious (1916)
• HMS Vindictive (1918) – converted to aircraft carrying cruiser 1925
• HMS Unicorn fleet maintenance carrier (1943)
• Illustrious class
o HMS Illustrious (1939)
o HMS Formidable (1939)
o HMS Victorious (1939)
• HMS Indomitable (1940)
• Implacable class
o HMS Implacable (1942)
o HMS Indefatigable (1942)
• Audacious class
o HMS Eagle (ex-Audacious) (1946)
o HMS Ark Royal (ex-Irresistible) (1950)
• Colossus class
o HMS Colossus (1943), to France 1946 as Arromanches
o HMS Glory (1943)
o HMS Ocean (1944)
o HMS Theseus (1944)
o HMS Triumph (1944)
o HMS Venerable (1944) – to Netherlands 1948 as HNLMS Karel Doorman, to Argentina 1968 as ARA Veinticinco de Mayo
o HMS Vengeance (1944) – to Brazil 1956 as Minas Gerais
o HMS Warrior (1944) – to Canada 1946–1948, to Argentina 1958 as ARA Independencia
o HMS Perseus (1944)
o HMS Pioneer (1944)
• Majestic class
o HMS Majestic (1945) – to Australia 1955 as HMAS Melbourne
o HMS Hercules (1945) – to India 1957 as INS Vikrant
o HMS Magnificent (1944) – sold to Canada as HMCS Magnificent
o HMS Powerful (1945) – to Canada 1952 as HMCS Bonaventure
o HMS Terrible (1944) – to Australia in 1948 as HMAS Sydney
• Centaur class
o HMS Centaur (1947)
o HMS Albion (1947)
o HMS Bulwark (1948)
o HMS Hermes (ex-Elephant) (1953), to India 1986 as INS Viraat
• Invincible class
o HMS Invincible (1977)
o HMS Illustrious (1982)
o HMS Ark Royal (1985)
Sunk:
• Glorious class
o HMS Glorious (1916), sunk by Scharnhorst and Gneisenau 8 June 1940
o HMS Courageous (1916), sunk by U-29 17 September 1939
• HMS Eagle (1918), sunk by U-73 11 August 1942
• HMS Hermes (1923) – first purpose-designed aircraft carrier, sunk by Japanese aircraft 9 April 1942
• HMS Ark Royal (1938), sunk 14 November 1941 after being torpedoed by U-81 on 13 November 1941
Never completed:
• Audacious class
o Eagle – cancelled
o Africa – to Malta class then cancelled
• Majestic class
o HMS Leviathan (1945) – was never completed
• Centaur class
o Hermes – cancelled
o Arrogant – cancelled
o Monmouth – cancelled
o Polyphemus – cancelled
• Malta class – cancelled 1946
o Malta
o New Zealand
o Gibraltar
o Africa
• CVA-01 – cancelled 1966
o Queen Elizabeth
o Duke of Edinburgh
United States
Main article: List of aircraft carriers of the United States Navy
The United States Navy is a blue-water navy that is the world's largest and most powerful because, among its numerous other vessels, it has the world's largest fleet of nuclear powered aircraft carriers. The carrier fleet currently comprises the (CATOBAR) Nimitz class and (CATOBAR/ EMALS) Gerald R. Ford class supercarriers. These carriers serve as the centerpieces and flagships for the Navy's Carrier Strike Groups, with their embarked Carrier Air Wings and accompanying ships and submarines, which strongly contribute to the US ability to project force around the globe. The following is a complete list of all the US Navy's carriers and classes to date, and their status:
Active
• Nimitz-class – (1,092 ft, 100,000 tons)
o USS Nimitz
o USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
o USS Carl Vinson
o USS Theodore Roosevelt
o USS Abraham Lincoln
o USS George Washington
o USS John C. Stennis
o USS Harry S. Truman
o USS Ronald Reagan
o USS George H.W. Bush
• Gerald R. Ford-class (1,106ft, 110,000 tons)
o USS Gerald R. Ford
Under construction
• Gerald R. Ford-class
o USS John F. Kennedy
o USS Enterprise
Planned
• Gerald R. Ford-class
o CVN-81 (ordered)
o CVN-82 (ordered)
o CVN-83 (planned)
o CVN-84 (planned)
o CVN-85 (planned)
o CVN-86 (planned)
o CVN-87 (planned)
Reserve
• (none currently in reserve)
Retired (preserved as museum ships)
• Essex-class
o USS Yorktown – (Charleston, South Carolina)
o USS Intrepid – (New York City, New York)
o USS Hornet – (Alameda, California)
o USS Lexington – (Corpus Christi, Texas)
• Midway-class
o USS Midway – (San Diego, California)
Retired (other)
• Kitty Hawk-class
o USS John F. Kennedy (on donation hold 2007–2017, currently designated for dismantling)[10]
o USS Kitty Hawk
Retired (scrapped)
• Ranger-class
o USS Ranger
• Yorktown-class
o USS Enterprise
• Essex-class (‡ extended bow)
o USS Essex
o USS Franklin
o USS Ticonderoga ‡
o USS Randolph ‡
o USS Bunker Hill
o USS Wasp
o USS Hancock ‡
o USS Bennington
o USS Boxer ‡
o USS Bon Homme Richard
o USS Leyte ‡
o USS Kearsarge ‡
o USS Antietam ‡
o USS Princeton ‡
o USS Shangri-La ‡
o USS Lake Champlain ‡
o USS Tarawa ‡
o USS Valley Forge ‡
o USS Philippine Sea ‡
• Independence-class
o USS Belleau Wood
o USS Cowpens
o USS Monterey
o USS Langley
o USS Cabot
o USS Bataan
o USS San Jacinto
• Midway-class
o USS Franklin D. Roosevelt
o USS Coral Sea
• Saipan-class
o USS Saipan
o USS Wright
• Forrestal-class
o USS Forrestal
o USS Saratoga
o USS Ranger
o USS Independence
• Kitty Hawk-class
o USS Constellation
• Enterprise-class
o USS Enterprise
Sunk († scuttled)
• Langley-class
o USS Langley †
• Lexington-class
o USS Lexington
o USS Saratoga
• Yorktown-class
o USS Yorktown
o USS Hornet
• Wasp-class
o USS Wasp †
• Essex-class (‡ extended bow)
o USS Oriskany ‡ †
• Independence-class
o USS Independence †
o USS Princeton
• Kitty Hawk-class
o USS America †
Cancelled before completion
• Essex-class (‡ extended bow)
o USS Reprisal ‡
o USS Iwo Jima ‡
o No name assigned (CV-50)
o No name assigned (CV-51)
o No name assigned (CV-52)
o No name assigned (CV-53)
o No name assigned (CV-54)
o No name assigned (CV-55)
• Midway-class
o No name assigned (CV-44)
o No name assigned (CVB-56)
o No name assigned (CVB-57)
• United States-class
o USS United States
Escort aircraft carrier
Main article: List of escort aircraft carriers of the United States Navy
The United States Navy also had a sizable fleet of escort aircraft carriers during World War II and the era that followed. These ships were both quicker and cheaper to build than larger fleet carriers and were built in great numbers to serve as a stop-gap measure when fleet carriers were too few. However, they were usually too slow to keep up with naval task forces and would typically be assigned to amphibious operations, often seen in the Pacific war's island hopping campaign, or to convoy protection in the war in the Atlantic. To that end, many of these ships were transferred to the Royal Navy as part of the US-UK lend-lease program. While some of these ships were kept for a time in reserve after the war, none survive today, as they have all since been sunk or retired and scrapped. The following are the classes and stand-alone ships of the US Navy's escort carriers;
• Bogue-class (45 ships, 33 went to the RN)
• Sangamon-class (4 ships)
• Casablanca-class (50 ships)
• Commencement Bay-class (19 ships went into service, 4 were cancelled)
• Stand-alone ships;
o No USN name given (AVG-1/BAVG-1) – went to the RN as HMS Archer (D78)
o No USN name given (AVG-2/BAVG-2) – went to the RN as HMS Avenger (D14)
o No USN name given (AVG-3/BAVG-3) – went to the RN as HMS Biter (D97), then later to the French Navy as Dixmude
o No USN name given (AVG-4/BAVG-4) – went to the RN as HMS Charger (D27), later returned to USN as USS Charger (CVE-30)
o No USN name given (AVG-5/BAVG-5) – went to the RN as HMS Dasher (D37)
o No USN name given (BAVG-6) – went to the RN as HMS Tracker (D24)
o USS Long Island
Amphibious assault ship
Main article: List of amphibious warfare ships of the United States Navy
The United States Navy also has several full-deck, amphibious assault ships, which are larger than many of the aircraft carriers of other navies today.[11] These ships are STOVL-capable and can carry full squadrons of fixed-wing aircraft, such as the V/STOL AV-8B Harrier II and the STOVL F-35 Lightning II, along with numerous rotary-wing aircraft. Their primary purpose though, is usually to serve as the centerpiece and flagship for an Expeditionary Strike Group or Amphibious Ready Group, carrying US Marine Corps Expeditionary Units and their equipment close to shore for amphibious landings and departures. The following are ships and classes of US Navy amphibious assault ships;
Active
• Wasp-class amphibious assault ship (LHD) (843ft, 40,500 tons)
o USS Wasp
o USS Essex
o USS Kearsarge
o USS Boxer
o USS Bataan
o USS Bonhomme Richard
o USS Iwo Jima
o USS Makin Island
• America-class amphibious assault ship (LHA) (844ft, 45,000 tons)
o USS America
Under construction
• America-class amphibious assault ship
o USS Tripoli
o USS Bougainville
Retired
• Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship (LHA)
o USS Tarawa – (On donation hold)
o USS Saipan
o USS Belleau Wood
o USS Nassau – (On donation hold)
o USS Peleliu – (In Reserve)
• Iwo Jima-class amphibious assault ship (LPH)
o USS Iwo Jima
o USS Okinawa
o USS Guadalcanal
o USS Guam
o USS Tripoli – (Converted to missile trial platform with the National Defense Reserve Fleet in 2006, scrapped in 2018)
o USS New Orleans
o USS Inchon
• Stand-alone amphibious assault ships (all LPH, numbered in with the Iwo Jima class);
o USS Block Island – (converted Commencement Bay-class escort carrier)
o USS Boxer – (converted Essex-class aircraft carrier)
o USS Princeton – (converted Essex-class aircraft carrier)
o USS Thetis Bay – (converted Casablanca-class escort carrier)
o USS Valley Forge – (converted Essex-class aircraft carrier)
List of all aircraft carriers
Name Service Pennant
or hull # Class Type Flight operation In commission Notes
Abraham Lincoln
US Navy
CVN-72 Nimitz
Supercarrier[notes 1]
CATOBAR
1989–present
Acavus
British Merchant Navy
MAC 1 Rapana
Merchant aircraft carrier
1943–1946 [notes 2] Returned to commercial service.
Activity
Royal Navy
D94 Escort carrier
1942–1945 Converted freighter.
Admiral Flota Sovetskogo Soyuza Gorshkov
Russian Navy
Soviet Navy
111 Kiev
Fleet carrier VTOL
1987–1996 Also known as Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov, Admiral Gorshkov, or just Gorshkov. Before 1991, it was named Baku. To India as Vikramaditya 2004.
Admiral Flota Sovetskogo Soyuza Kuznetsov
Russian Navy
Soviet Navy
063/113 Kuznetsov
Fleet carrier STOBAR
1991–present Also known as Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Kuznetsov, Admiral Kuznetsov, or just Kuznetsov. Ex-Tbilisi.
Admiralty Islands
US Navy
CVE-99 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1944–1946 ex-Chapin Bay.
Adula
British Merchant Navy
MAC 2 Rapana
Merchant aircraft carrier 1944–1946 [notes 2] Returned to commercial service.
Africa
Royal Navy
Audacious/
Malta
Fleet carrier
CATOBAR
N/A Audacious-class carrier ordered 1943, changed to Malta-class carrier 1944, cancelled 1945.
Akagi
Japanese Navy
Akagi
Fleet carrier STOBAR
1927–1942 Converted Amagi-class battlecruiser, Sunk 4 June 1942 at Midway

Alava Bay US Navy
CVE-103 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Roi 1943 before construction began.
Alazon Bay US Navy
CVE-55 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Casablanca 1943 after construction began.
Alazon Bay US Navy
CVE-94 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Lunga Point 1943 before construction began.
Albion
Royal Navy
R07 Centaur
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1954–1962 Converted to commando carrier.
Alexia
British Merchant Navy
MAC 3 Rapana
Merchant aircraft carrier 1943–1945 [notes 2] Returned to commercial service
Alikula Bay US Navy
CVE-57 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Coral Sea before launch.
Alikula Bay US Navy
CVE-95 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Bismarck Sea 1944 after launch.
Altamaha
US Navy
CVE-6 Bogue
Escort carrier 1942–1942 [notes 3] Became HMS Battler.

Altamaha
US Navy
CVE-18 Bogue
Escort carrier 1942–1946
Amagi
Japanese Navy
Akagi
Fleet carrier STOBAR
N/A 1920–22 conversion from battlecruiser never completed.
Amagi
Japanese Navy
Unryū
Light fleet carrier STOBAR
1944–1945 Sunk 29 July 1945 by aircraft
Amastra
British Merchant Navy
MAC 4 Rapana
Merchant aircraft carrier 1943–1946 [notes 2] Returned to commercial service
Ameer US Navy
AVG-55 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Alazon Bay 1943 after construction began.
Ameer
Royal Navy
D01 Ruler
Escort carrier 1943–1946 [notes 4] Ex-USS Baffins.

America
US Navy
CV-66 Kitty Hawk
Supercarrier CATOBAR
1965–1996
Ancylus
British Merchant Navy
MAC 5 Rapana
Merchant aircraft carrier 1943–1946 [notes 2] Returned to commercial service
Andrea Doria
Italian Navy
550 aircraft carrier N/A Renamed Cavour before construction began.
Anguilla Bay US Navy
CVE-96 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Salamaua 1943 before construction began.
Antietam
US Navy
CV-36 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1945–1963 1st carrier modified with angled flight deck, 1952.
Anzio
US Navy
CVE-57 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1944–1946 Ex-USS Coral Sea, renamed to reuse name for CV-43.
Aquila
Italian Navy
Fleet carrier N/A 1941–1943 conversion from passenger liner never completed.
Arbiter
Royal Navy
D31 Ruler
Escort carrier 1943–1946 [notes 4] Ex-USS St. Simon.

Archer
US Navy
BAVG-1 Long Island
Escort carrier N/A [notes 3] Converted cargo ship. Became HMS Archer.

Archer
Royal Navy
D78 Long Island
Escort carrier 1941–1943 [notes 4] Ex-USS Archer.
Argus
Royal Navy
I49 Fleet carrier 1918–1929 Converted ocean liner.
Ark Royal
Royal Navy
91 Fleet carrier 1939–1941 Sunk by U-81 on 13 November 1941
Ark Royal
Royal Navy
R09 Audacious
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1955–1978 Ex-Irresistible. First carrier commissioned with angled deck.
Ark Royal
Royal Navy
R07 Invincible
aircraft carrier STOVL
1985–2011 Ex-Indomitable.
Arrogant Royal Navy
Centaur
Light carrier CATOBAR
N/A Laid down 1944, never completed.
Arromanches
French Navy
R95 Colossus
Light fleet carrier CATOBAR
1946–1974 Ex-HMS Colossus, loaned (later sold) to France
Aso
Japanese Navy
Unryū
Light fleet carrier STOBAR
N/A Launched in 1944, never completed.
Astrolabe Bay US Navy
CVE-60 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Guadalcanal 1943 before launch.
Astrolabe Bay US Navy
CVE-97 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Hollandia 1944 after launch.
Atheling
Royal Navy
D51 Ruler
Escort carrier 1943–1946 [notes 4] Ex-USS Glacier.

Attacker
Royal Navy
D02 Attacker
Escort carrier 1942–1946 [notes 4] Ex-USS Barnes.

Attu
US Navy
CVE-102 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1944–1946 Ex-Elbour Bay.
Audacious Royal Navy
R05 Audacious
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1951–1972 Renamed Eagle 1946 while under construction.
Audacity
Royal Navy
D10 Escort carrier 1941–1941 Converted merchant ship, sunk by U-751

Auguilla Bay US Navy
CVE-58 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Corregidor1943 before launch.
Avenger US Navy
BAVG-1 Avenger
Escort carrier N/A [notes 3] Became HMS Avenger.

Avenger
Royal Navy
D14 Avenger
Escort carrier 1942–1942 [notes 5] Sunk 15 November 1942 by U-155.

Badoeng Strait
US Navy
CVE-116 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier 1945–1957 Ex-San Alberto Bay.
Baffins
US Navy
CVE-35 Bogue
Escort carrier 1943–1943 [notes 3] Became HMS Ameer.

Bairoko
US Navy
CVE-115 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier 1945–1955 Ex-Portage Bay.
Baku
Soviet Navy
103 Kiev
Aircraft cruiser VTOL
1987–1991 Renamed to Admiral Flota Sovetskogo Soyuza Gorshkov in 1991.
Balinas US Navy
CVE-36 Bogue
Escort carrier N/A Renamed Bolinas after launch because of misspelling.
Barnes
US Navy
CVE-7 Bogue
Escort carrier 1942–1942 [notes 3] Became HMS Attacker.

Barnes
US Navy
CVE-20 Bogue
Escort carrier 1942–1946
Bastian
US Navy
CVE-37 Bogue
Escort carrier 1942–1942 [notes 3] Became HMS Trumpeter.

Bastogne
US Navy
CVE-124 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier N/A Laid down 1945, cancelled before launch
Bataan
US Navy
CVL-29 Independence
Light carrier 1943–1954
Battler
Royal Navy
D18 Attacker
Escort carrier 1942–1946 [notes 4] Ex-USS Altamaha.

BAVG-5 US Navy
BAVG-5 Charger
Escort carrier N/A [notes 5] Became HMS Dasher.

Bιarn
French Navy
Fleet carrier 1927–1948 Converted battleship.
Begum
Royal Navy
D38 Ruler
Escort carrier 1944–1946 [notes 4] Ex-USS Bolinas.

Belleau Wood
US Navy
CVL-24 Independence
Light carrier 1943–1947 To France as Bois Belleau
Bennington
US Navy
CV-20 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1944–1970
Bismarck Sea
US Navy
CVE-95 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1944–1945 Ex-Alikula Bay. Sunk 21 February 1945 by kamikaze attack off Iwo Jima

Biter US Navy
BAVG-23 Avenger
Escort carrier N/A [notes 5] Became HMS Biter.

Biter
Royal Navy
D97 Avenger
Escort carrier 1940–1945 [notes 5] To France as Dixmude

Block Island
US Navy
CVE-8 Bogue
Escort carrier N/A [notes 3] Converted freighter. Became HMS Trailer, then HMS Hunter.

Block Island
US Navy
CVE-21 Bogue
Escort carrier 1943–1944 Sunk 29 May 1944 by U-549

Block Island
US Navy
CVE-106 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier 1944–1954 Ex-Sunset Bay (some sources say Sunset).
Bogue
US Navy
CVE-9 Bogue
Escort carrier 1942–1946
Bois Belleau
French Navy
R97 Independence
Light carrier 1953–1960 Ex-USS Belleau Wood.

Bolinas
US Navy
CVE-36 Bogue
Escort carrier 1943–1943 Ex-Balinas. [notes 3] Became HMS Begum.

Bon Homme Richard US Navy
CV-10 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Yorktown 1942 before launch.
Bon Homme Richard
US Navy
CV-31 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1944–1971
Bonaventure
Canadian Navy
CVL-22 Majestic
Light carrier CATOBAR
1957–1970 Ex-incomplete HMS Powerful.
Bougainville
US Navy
CVE-100 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1944–1946 Ex-Didrickson Bay.
Boxer
US Navy
CV-21 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1945–1969
Breton
US Navy
CVE-10 Bogue
Escort carrier 1943–1943 [notes 3] Became HMS Chaser

Breton
US Navy
CVE-23 Bogue
Escort carrier 1943–1946
Bucareli Bay US Navy
CVE-61 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Manila Bay 1943 before launch.
Bucareli Bay US Navy
CVE-98 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Kwajalein 1944 before launch.
Bulwark
Royal Navy
R08 Centaur
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1954–1981 Converted to commando carrier 1960
Bunker Hill
US Navy
CV-17 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1943–1947
Cabot US Navy
CV-16 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Lexington 1942 before launch.
Cabot
US Navy
CVL-28 Independence
Light carrier 1943–1955 To Spain as Dιdalo

Campania
Royal Navy
D48 Nairana
Escort carrier 1944–1952 Command ship for first British atomic bomb test
Cape Esperance
US Navy
CVE-88 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1944–1959 Ex-Tananek Bay.
Cape Gloucester
US Navy
CVE-109 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier 1945–1946 Ex-Willapa Bay.
Card
US Navy
CVE-11 Bogue
Escort carrier 1942–1946
Carl Vinson
US Navy
CVN-70 Nimitz
Supercarrier[notes 1]
CATOBAR
1982–present
Carnegie
US Navy
CVE-38 Bogue
Escort carrier 1943–1943 [notes 3] Became HMS Empress.

Casablanca
US Navy
CVE-55 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1943–1946 Ex-Alazon Bay.
Cavour
Italian Navy
550 aircraft carrier V/STOL
2008–present Ex-Andrea Doria.
Centaur
Royal Navy
R06 Centaur
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1953–1965
Chakri Naruebet
Thai Navy
911 Prνncipe de Asturias
aircraft carrier STOVL
1997–present
Chapin Bay US Navy
CVE-63 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Midway 1943 after construction began.
Chapin Bay US Navy
CVE-99 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Admiralty Islands before construction began.
Charger
US Navy
CVE-30 Charger
Escort carrier 1942–1946 Converted liner. Became HMS Charger 1942, returned to US two days later.
Charger
Royal Navy
D27 Avenger
Escort carrier 1942–1942 Ex-Charger. Returned to US two days later.
Charles De Gaulle
French Navy
R91 Fleet carrier[notes 1]
CATOBAR
2001–present ex-Richelieu
Chaser
Royal Navy
D32 Attacker
Escort carrier 1943–1946 [notes 4] Ex-USS Breton.

Chatham
US Navy
CVE-32 Bogue
Escort carrier 1943–1943 [notes 3] Became HMS Slinger.

Chenango
US Navy
CVE-28 Sangamon
Escort carrier 1942–1946 Converted oiler.
Chigusa Maru
Japanese Army
Yamashiro Maru
Escort carrier STOBAR
N/A 1944 tanker conversion, never completed.
Chitose
Japanese Navy
Chitose
Light carrier 1942–1944 Converted seaplane tender. Sunk 25 October 1944 off Leyte Gulf.

Chiyoda
Japanese Navy
Chitose
Light carrier STOBAR
1943–1944 Converted seaplane tender. Sunk 25 October 1944 off Leyte Gulf.

Chuyo
Japanese Navy
Taiyō
Escort carrier STOBAR
1942–1943 Converted ocean liner, sunk by USS Sailfish 4 December 1943
Clemenceau
French Navy
R98 Clemenceau
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1961–1997
Colossus
Royal Navy
R15 Colossus
Light fleet carrier CATOBAR
1944–1946 Loaned (later sold) to France as Arromanches
Commencement Bay
US Navy
CVE-105 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier 1944–1946 Ex-St. Joseph Bay.
Constellation
US Navy
CV-64 Kitty Hawk
Supercarrier CATOBAR
1961–2003
Copahee
US Navy
CVE-12 Bogue
Escort carrier 1942–1946
Coral Sea
US Navy
CVE-57 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1943–1944 Ex-Alikula Bay. Renamed Anzio to re-use the name for CV-43.
Coral Sea
US Navy
CVB-43 Midway
Fleet carrier 1947–1990
Cordova
US Navy
CVE-39 Bogue
Escort carrier 1943–1943 [notes 3] Became HMS Khedive.

Core
US Navy
CVE-13 Bogue
Escort carrier 1942–1946
Corregidor
US Navy
CVE-58 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1943–1958 Ex-Auguilla Bay.
Courageous
Royal Navy
50 Courageous
Fleet carrier 1928–1939 Converted battlecruiser. Sunk by U-29, 17 September 1939
Cowpens
US Navy
CVL-25 Independence
Light carrier 1943–1947
Croatan
US Navy
CVE-14 Bogue
Escort carrier 1943–1943 [notes 3] Became HMS Fencer

Croatan
US Navy
CVE-25 Bogue
Escort carrier 1943–1946
Crown Point US Navy
CV-32 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Leyte 1945 before launch.
CV-44 US Navy
CV-44 Midway
Fleet carrier N/A Never laid down, cancelled 1943.
CV-50 US Navy
CV-50 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
N/A Never laid down, cancelled 1945.
CV-51 US Navy
CV-51 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
N/A Never laid down, cancelled 1945.
CV-52 US Navy
CV-52 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
N/A Never laid down, cancelled 1945.
CV-53 US Navy
CV-53 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
N/A Never laid down, cancelled 1945.
CV-54 US Navy
CV-54 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
N/A Never laid down, cancelled 1945.
CV-55 US Navy
CV-55 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
N/A Never laid down, cancelled 1945.
CVB-56 US Navy
CVB-56 Midway
Fleet carrier N/A Never laid down, cancelled 1945.
CVB-57 US Navy
CVB-57 Midway
Fleet carrier N/A Never laid down, cancelled 1945.
CVE-128 US Navy
CVE-128 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier N/A Cancelled 1945 after construction began.
CVE-129 US Navy
CVE-129 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier N/A Cancelled 1945 after construction began.
CVE-130 US Navy
CVE-130 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier N/A Cancelled 1945 before construction began.
CVE-131 US Navy
CVE-131 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier N/A Cancelled 1945 before construction began.
CVE-132 US Navy
CVE-132 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier N/A Cancelled 1945 before construction began.
CVE-133 US Navy
CVE-133 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier N/A Cancelled 1945 before construction began.
CVE-134 US Navy
CVE-134 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier N/A Cancelled 1945 before construction began.
CVE-135 US Navy
CVE-135 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier N/A Cancelled 1945 before construction began.
CVE-136 US Navy
CVE-136 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier N/A Cancelled 1945 before construction began.
CVE-137 US Navy
CVE-137 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier N/A Cancelled 1945 before construction began.
CVE-138 US Navy
CVE-138 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier N/A Cancelled 1945 before construction began.
CVE-139 US Navy
CVE-139 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier N/A Cancelled 1945 before construction began.
Daiju Maru Japanese Army
Shimane Maru
Escort carrier STOBAR
N/A Tanker conversion. Cancelled 1945.
Dasher
Royal Navy
D37 Avenger
Escort carrier 1942–1943 [notes 5] Ex-American BAVG-5. Sunk 27 March 1943 following explosion of unknown cause.
Dιdalo
Spanish Navy
Independence
Light carrier 1967–1989 Ex-USS Cabot.

Delgada
US Navy
CVE-40 Bogue
Escort carrier 1943–1943 [notes 3] Became HMS Speaker.

Didrickson Bay US Navy
CVE-64 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Tripoli 1943 before launch.
Didrickson Bay US Navy
CVE-100 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Bougainville before construction began.
Dixmude
French Navy
Charger
Escort carrier 1945–1966 Ex-HMS Biter.

Dolomi Bay US Navy
CVE-65 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Wake Island 1943 before launch.
Dolomoi Bay US Navy
CVE-101 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Matanikau 1944 before launch.
Duke of Edinburgh Royal Navy
CVA-01
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
N/A Planned 1960s fleet carrier, but never ordered.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
US Navy
CVN-69 Nimitz
Supercarrier[notes 1]
CATOBAR
1977–present
Eagle
Royal Navy
94 Fleet carrier 1924–1942 Converted battleship. Sunk by U-73, 11 August 1942
Eagle Royal Navy
Audacious
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
N/A Laid down 1944, cancelled 1946.
Eagle
Royal Navy
R05 Audacious
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1951–1972 Ex-Audacious.
Edisto
US Navy
CVE-41 Bogue
Escort carrier 1943–1943 [notes 3] Became HMS Nabob.

Elbe German Navy
Jade
Auxiliary aircraft carrier N/A Liner conversion, cancelled 1943.
Elbour Bay US Navy
CVE-66 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed White Plains 1943 before launch.
Elbour Bay US Navy
CVE-102 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Attu before construction began.
Elephant Royal Navy
Centaur
Light carrier CATOBAR
N/A Laid down 1944, not completed until 1959 as HMS Hermes.

Emperor
Royal Navy
D98 Ruler
Escort carrier 1943–1946 [notes 4] Ex-USS Pybus.

Emperor US Navy
CVE-67 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Nassuk Bay 1943 after construction began.
Empire MacAlpine
British Merchant Navy
MH Empire
Merchant aircraft carrier 1943–1945 [notes 6] Returned to commercial service
Empire MacAndrew
British Merchant Navy
MK Empire
Merchant aircraft carrier 1943–1945 [notes 6] Returned to commercial service
Empire MacCabe
British Merchant Navy
ML Empire
Merchant aircraft carrier 1943–1945 [notes 2] Returned to commercial service
Empire MacCallum
British Merchant Navy
MN Empire
Merchant aircraft carrier 1943–1945 [notes 6] Returned to commercial service
Empire MacColl
British Merchant Navy
MB Empire
Merchant aircraft carrier 1943–1945 [notes 2] Returned to commercial service
Empire MacDermott
British Merchant Navy
MS Empire
Merchant aircraft carrier 1944–1945 [notes 6] Returned to commercial service
Empire MacKay
British Merchant Navy
MH Empire
Merchant aircraft carrier 1943–1945 [notes 2] Returned to commercial service
Empire MacKendrick
British Merchant Navy
MO Empire
Merchant aircraft carrier 1943–1945 [notes 6] Returned to commercial service
Empire MacMahon
British Merchant Navy
MJ Empire
Merchant aircraft carrier 1943–1945 [notes 2] Returned to commercial service
Empire MacRae
British Merchant Navy
MU Empire
Merchant aircraft carrier 1943–1945 [notes 6] Returned to commercial service
Empress
Royal Navy
D42 Ruler
Escort carrier 1943–1946 [notes 4] Ex-USS Carnegie.

Eniwetok
US Navy
CVE-125 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier N/A Keel laid April 1945, cancelled before launch
Enterprise
US Navy
CV-6 Yorktown
Fleet carrier 1938–1947
Enterprise
US Navy
CVN-65 Enterprise
Supercarrier[notes 1]
1961–2012 First nuclear-powered carrier
Enterprise
US Navy
CVN-80 Gerald R. Ford
Supercarrier[notes 1]
CATOBAR
N/A Commissioning 2025.
Essex
US Navy
CV-9 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1942–1969
Estero
US Navy
CVE-42 Bogue
Escort carrier 1943–1943 [notes 3] Became HMS Premier.

Falco
Italian Navy
Aircraft carrier N/A Liner conversion began 1942. Renamed Sparviero but never completed.
Fanshaw Bay
US Navy
CVE-70 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1943–1946
Fencer
Royal Navy
D64 Attacker
Escort carrier 1943–1946 [notes 4] Ex-USS Croatan.

Flugzeugtrδger B
German Navy
Graf Zeppelin
Fleet carrier N/A Started 1938, cancelled 1939. Proposed name was Peter Strasser.
Flugzeugtrδger C German Navy
Graf Zeppelin
Fleet carrier N/A Cancelled 1938 before construction began.
Flugzeugtrδger D German Navy
Graf Zeppelin
Fleet carrier N/A Cancelled 1938 before construction began.
Foch
French Navy
R99 Clemenceau
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1963–2000 sold to Brazil as Sγo Paulo

Formidable
Royal Navy
67 Illustrious
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1940–1947
Forrestal
US Navy
CV-59 Forrestal
Supercarrier CATOBAR
1955–1993 First supercarrier

Fortaleza Bay US Navy
CVE-72 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
N/A Ex-Fortazela Bay. Renamed Tulagi 1943 before launch.
Fortazela Bay US Navy
CVE-72 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Fortaleza Bay 1943 before launch due to spelling error.
Franklin
US Navy
CV-13 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1944–1947 Badly damaged March 1945
Franklin D. Roosevelt
US Navy
CVB-42 Midway
Fleet carrier 1945–1977
Frosty Bay US Navy
CVE-112 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier N/A Renamed Siboney 1944 before launch.
Furious
Royal Navy
47 Courageous
Fleet carrier 1917–1945 Converted battlecruiser.
Gadila
Dutch Merchant Navy
MAC 6 Rapana
Merchant aircraft carrier 1944–1946 [notes 2] Returned to commercial service
Gambier Bay
US Navy
CVE-73 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1943–1944 Sunk by Japanese gunfire at Battle of Leyte Gulf 25 October 1944
George H.W. Bush
US Navy
CVN-77 Nimitz
Supercarrier[notes 1]
CATOBAR
2009–present
George Washington
US Navy
CVN-73 Nimitz
Supercarrier[notes 1]
CATOBAR
1992–present
Gerald R. Ford
US Navy
CVN-78 Gerald R. Ford
Supercarrier[notes 1]
CATOBAR
2017–present In-service, undergoing extensive testing until 2021
Gibraltar
Royal Navy
D68 Malta
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
N/A Ordered 1943 but never laid down.
Gilbert Islands
US Navy
CVE-107 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier 1945–1955 Ex-St. Andrews Bay. Converted to communication relay ship USS Annapolis

Giuseppe Garibaldi
Italian Navy
551 aircraft carrier STOVL
1983–present
Glacier
US Navy
CVE-33 Bogue
Escort carrier 1943–1943 [notes 3] Became HMS Atheling.

Glorious
Royal Navy
77 Courageous
Fleet carrier 1930–1940 Converted battlecruiser. Sunk by Scharnhorst and Gneisenau 8 June 1940
Glory
Royal Navy
R62 Colossus
Light fleet carrier CATOBAR
1943–1956
Graf Zeppelin
German Navy
Graf Zeppelin
Fleet carrier N/A Launched 1938, never completed.
Guadalcanal
US Navy
CVE-60 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1943–1946 Ex-Astrolabe Bay. Captured U-505

Hamlin
US Navy
CVE-15 Bogue
Escort carrier 1942–1942 [notes 3] Became HMS Stalker

Hancock US Navy
CV-14 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Ticonderoga 1943 before launch.
Hancock
US Navy
CV-19 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1944–1976 Ex-Ticonderoga (CV-19).
Harry S. Truman
US Navy
CVN-75 Nimitz
Supercarrier[notes 1]
CATOBAR
1998–present Ex-United States
Hercules
Royal Navy
R49 Majestic
Light fleet carrier CATOBAR / STOVL
N/A Launched 1945. To India 1957 and completed as INS Vikrant.

Hermes
Royal Navy
95 Fleet carrier CATOBAR / STOBAR
1924–1942 First purpose built carrier launched. Sunk 9 April 1942 by Japanese aircraft.
Hermes Royal Navy
Centaur
Light carrier CATOBAR
N/A Laid down 1944, cancelled 1945.
Hermes
Royal Navy
R12 Centaur
Fleet carrier CATOBAR / STOVL
1959–1984 Ex-Elephant. To India as INS Viraat

Hiryū
Japanese Navy
Fleet carrier STOBAR
1939–1942 Sunk at Midway

Hiyō
Japanese Navy
Hiyō
Fleet carrier STOBAR
1942–1944 Converted ocean liner, sunk at Battle of the Philippine Sea

Hobart Bay US Navy
CVE-113 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier N/A Renamed Puget Sound 1944 before launch.
Hoggatt Bay
US Navy
CVE-75 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1944–1946
Hollandia
US Navy
CVE-97 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1944–1947 Ex-Astrolabe Bay.
Hornet
US Navy
CV-8 Yorktown
Fleet carrier 1941–1942 Sunk in Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.

Hornet
US Navy
CV-12 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1943–1970 Ex-Kearsarge (CV-12). Museum at Alameda, CA.

Hōshō
Japanese Navy
Fleet carrier STOBAR
1922–1946
Hunter
Royal Navy
D80 Attacker
Escort carrier 1943–1945 [notes 4] Ex-USS Block Island. Renamed from HMS Trailer.
Ibuki
Japanese Navy
Light carrier STOBAR
N/A Launched 1943, never completed.
I German Navy
Auxiliary aircraft carrier N/A Transport conversion, cancelled 1942.
II German Navy
Auxiliary aircraft carrier N/A Cruiser conversion, cancelled 1943.
Ikoma
Japanese Navy
Unryū
Light carrier STOBAR
1944–1945 Sunk in Kure dockyard 24 July 1945
Illustrious
Royal Navy
87 Illustrious
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1940–1954
Illustrious
Royal Navy
R06 Invincible
aircraft carrier STOVL
1982–2014
Implacable
Royal Navy
R86 Implacable
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1944–1954
Indefatigable
Royal Navy
R10 Implacable
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1944–1946
Independence
US Navy
CVL-22 Independence
Light carrier 1943–1946
Independence
US Navy
CV-62 Forrestal
Supercarrier CATOBAR
1959–1998
Independencia
Argentine Navy
V-1 Colossus
Light fleet carrier CATOBAR
1958–1970 Ex-HMS Warrior

Indomitable
Royal Navy
92 Illustrious
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1941–1953
Indomitable Royal Navy
R07 Invincible
aircraft carrier STOVL
N/A Renamed Ark Royal before construction began.
Intrepid
US Navy
CV-11 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1943–1974 Museum in New York City.

Invincible
Royal Navy
R05 Invincible
aircraft carrier STOVL
1980–2005
Irresitible Royal Navy
R09 Audacious
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Ark Royal before launch.
Iwo Jima
US Navy
CV-46 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
N/A Laid down 1945, but never completed.
Jade German Navy
Jade
Auxiliary aircraft carrier N/A Proposed liner conversion, cancelled 1942.
Jamaica
US Navy
CVE-43 Bogue
Escort carrier 1943–1943 [notes 3] Became HMS Shah.

Joffre
French Navy
Joffre
Fleet carrier N/A Under construction 1938–1940, but never completed.
John C. Stennis
US Navy
CVN-74 Nimitz
Supercarrier[notes 1]
CATOBAR
1995–present
John F. Kennedy
US Navy
CV-67 Modified Kitty Hawk/John F. Kennedy Supercarrier CATOBAR
1968–2007
John F. Kennedy
US Navy
CVN-79 Gerald R. Ford
Supercarrier[notes 1]
CATOBAR
N/A Under construction, commissioning 2020
Juan Carlos I
Spanish Navy
L61 Juan Carlos I
STOVL amphibious warfare ship STOVL
2010–present
Junyō
Japanese Navy
Hiyō
Fleet carrier STOBAR
1942–1946 Converted ocean liner.
Kadashan Bay
US Navy
CVE-76 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1944–1946
Kaga
Japanese Navy
Fleet carrier STOBAR
1928–1942 Converted battleship. Sunk at Midway

Kaimon Japanese Navy
Unryū
Light carrier N/A Cancelled 1944 before construction began. Also known as Kurama.
Kaita Bay US Navy
CVE-78 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Savo Island 1943 before launch.
Kaiyo
Japanese Navy
Escort carrier STOBAR
1943–1945 Converted ocean liner. Sunk at Beppu Bay 24 July 1945.
Kalinin Bay
US Navy
CVE-68 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1943–1946
Kanalku Bay US Navy
CVE-77 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Marcus Island 1943 before launch.
Karel Doorman
Dutch Navy
QH1 Nairana
Escort carrier 1946–1948 Ex-HMS Nairana.

Karel Doorman
Dutch Navy
R81 Colossus
Light fleet carrier CATOBAR
1948–1968 Ex-HMS Venerable. To Argentina as Veinticinco de Mayo 1969.

Kasaan Bay
US Navy
CVE-69 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1943–1946
Kasagi
Japanese Navy
Unryū
Light carrier N/A Launched 1944, but never completed.
Katsuragi
Japanese Navy
Unryū
Fleet carrier N/A Launched 1944, but never completed.
Kearsarge US Navy
CV-12 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Hornet 1942 before launch.
Kearsarge
US Navy
CV-33 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1946–1970
Keweenaw
US Navy
CVE-44 Bogue
Escort carrier 1943–1943 [notes 3] Became HMS Patroller.

Khedive
Royal Navy
D62 Ruler
Escort carrier 1943–1946 [notes 4] Ex-USS Cordova.

Kiev
Russian Navy
Soviet Navy
075 Kiev
aircraft carrier VTOL
1975–1993 Currently an attraction at Tianjin Binhai theme park in China
Kitkun Bay
US Navy
CVE-71 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1943–1946
Kitty Hawk
US Navy
CV-63 Kitty Hawk
Supercarrier CATOBAR
1961–2009
Kremlin
Soviet Navy
Ulyanovsk
Supercarrier N/A Renamed Ulyanovsk before construction began, never completed.
Kula Gulf
US Navy
CVE-108 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier 1945–1969 Ex-Vermillion Bay.
Kurama Japanese Navy
Unryū
Light carrier N/A Cancelled 1944 before construction began. Also known as Kaimon.
Kwajalein
US Navy
CVE-98 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1944–1946 Ex-Bucareli Bay.
La Fayette
French Navy
R96 Independence
Light carrier 1951–1963 Ex-USS Langley.

Lake Champlain
US Navy
CV-39 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1945–1966
Langley
US Navy
CV-1 Light carrier 1922–1938 Converted to seaplane tender. Scuttled 27 February 1942 after being damaged by dive bombers.

Langley
US Navy
CVL-27 Independence
Light carrier 1943–1947 To France as La Fayette.
Leonid Brezhnev
Russian Navy
Kuznetsov
Fleet carrier N/A Ex-Riga. Renamed Tbilisi after launch in 1985.
Leviathan Royal Navy
R97 Majestic
Light carrier CATOBAR
N/A Launched 1945, but never completed.
Lexington
US Navy
CV-2 Lexington
Fleet carrier 1927–1942 Sunk by enemy action on 8 May 1942 during Battle of the Coral Sea.

Lexington
US Navy
CV-16 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1943–1991 Ex-Cabot (CV-16). Museum ship in Corpus Christi, Texas
Leyte
US Navy
CV-32 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1946–1959 Ex-Crown Point (CV-32).
Liaoning
Chinese Navy
16 Kuznetsov
Aircraft carrier STOBAR
2012–present Ex-incomplete Varyag from Ukraine 1998.
Type 001a
Chinese Navy
Aircraft carrier STOBAR
2017–present
Lingayen
US Navy
CVE-126 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier N/A Laid down 1945, but never completed.
Liscome Bay
US Navy
CVE-56 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1943–1943 Sunk by I-175 24 November 1943
Long Island
US Navy
CVE-1 Long Island
Escort carrier 1941–1946
Luigi Einaudi
Italian Navy
550 aircraft carrier STOVL
N/A Renamed Andrea Doria before construction began.
Lunga Point
US Navy
CVE-94 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1944–1946 Ex-Alazon Bay.
Macoma
Dutch Merchant Navy
MAC 7 Rapana
Merchant aircraft carrier 1944–1946 [notes 2] Returned to commercial service
Magnificent Royal Navy
Majestic
Light carrier CATOBAR
N/A Completed for Canada as HMCS Magnificent. Returned to UK 1956.
Magnificent
Canadian Navy
CVL-21 Majestic
Light carrier CATOBAR
1948–1956 Ex-HMS Magnificent. Returned to UK 1956.
Majestic
Royal Navy
R77 Majestic
Light carrier CATOBAR
N/A Completed for Australia as HMAS Melbourne.

Makassar Strait
US Navy
CVE-91 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1944–1946 Ex-Ulitaka Bay.
Makin Island
US Navy
CVE-93 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1944–1946 Ex-Woodcliff Bay.
Malta
Royal Navy
D93 Malta
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
N/A Ordered 1943 but never laid down.
Manila Bay
US Navy
CVE-61 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1943–1946 Ex-Bucareli Bay.
Marcus Island
US Navy
CVE-77 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1944–1946 Ex-Kanalku Bay.
Matanikau
US Navy
CVE-101 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1944–1946 Ex-Dolomoi Bay.
McClure US Navy
CVE-45 Bogue
Escort carrier N/A Renamed Prince 1942 before construction began.
Melbourne
Australian Navy
R21 Majestic
Light carrier CATOBAR
1955–1982 ex-HMS Majestic completed for Australian Navy.
Midway
US Navy
CVE-63 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
N/A Ex-Chapin Bay. Renamed USS St. Lo to free name for CV-41
Midway
US Navy
CVB-41 Midway
Fleet carrier 1945–1992 Museum in San Diego, CA

Minas Gerais
Brazilian Navy
A11 Colossus
Light fleet carrier CATOBAR
1960–2001 [notes 7]

Mindoro
US Navy
CVE-120 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier 1945–1955
Minsk
Russian Navy
Soviet Navy
025/011 Kiev
aircraft carrier VTOL
1978–1993 Currently a tourist attraction in Shenzhen, China.
Miralda
British Merchant Navy
MAC 8 Rapana
Merchant aircraft carrier 1944–1946 [notes 2] Returned to commercial service
Mission Bay
US Navy
CVE-59 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1943–1958
Monmouth Royal Navy
96 Centaur
Light carrier CATOBAR
N/A Never laid down, cancelled 1945.
Monterey
US Navy
CVL-26 Independence
Light carrier 1943–1956
Mosser Bay US Navy
CVE-114 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier N/A Renamed Willamette after launch.
Munda
US Navy
CVE-104 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1944–1946 Ex-Tonowek Bay.
Nabob
Royal Navy
D77 Bogue
Escort carrier 1943–1944 [notes 4] Ex-USS Edisto. Canadian crew.
Nairana
Royal Navy
D05 Nairana
Escort carrier 1943–1946 To Netherlands as HNLMS Karel Doorman

Nassau
US Navy
CVE-16 Bogue
Escort carrier 1942–1946
Nassuk Bay US Navy
CVE-67 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
N/A Ex-Emperor. Renamed Solomons 1943 after launch.
Natoma Bay
US Navy
CVE-62 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1943–1946
Nehenta Bay
US Navy
CVE-74 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1944–1946
New Zealand
Royal Navy
D43 Malta
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
N/A Ordered 1943 but never laid down.
Niantic
US Navy
CVE-46 Bogue
Escort carrier 1943–1943 [notes 3] Became HMS Ranee.

Nimitz
US Navy
CVN-68 Nimitz
Supercarrier[notes 1]
CATOBAR
1975–present
Novorossiysk
Russian Navy
Soviet Navy
137 Kiev
aircraft carrier VTOL
1982–1993
Ocean
Royal Navy
R68 Colossus
Light fleet carrier CATOBAR
1945–1960
Okinawa
US Navy
CVE-127 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier N/A Laid down 1945, cancelled before launch
Ommaney Bay
US Navy
CVE-79 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1944–1945 Sunk by kamikaze aircraft 4 January 1945.
Oriskany US Navy
CV-18 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
N/A Renamed Wasp 1943 before launch.
Oriskany
US Navy
CV-34 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1950–1975 Florida artificial reef in 2006.
Otakisan Maru Japanese Army
Shimane Maru
Escort carrier N/A Tanker conversion. Launched 1945 but never completed.
Painlevι
French Navy
Joffre
Fleet carrier N/A Planned for 1938, never laid down
Palau
US Navy
CVE-122 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier 1946–1954
Patroller
Royal Navy
D07 Bogue
Escort carrier 1943–1947 [notes 4] Ex-USS Keweenaw.

Perdido
US Navy
CVE-47 Bogue
Escort carrier 1943–1944 [notes 3] Became HMS Trouncer.

Peter Strasser German Navy
Graf Zeppelin
Fleet carrier N/A See Flugzeugtrδger B.
Petrof Bay
US Navy
CVE-80 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1944–1946
Philippine Sea
US Navy
CV-47 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1946–1958
Point Cruz
US Navy
CVE-119 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier 1945–1956 Ex-Trocadero Bay.
Polyphemus Royal Navy
57 Centaur
Light carrier CATOBAR
N/A Never laid down, cancelled 1945.
Portage Bay US Navy
CVE-115 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier N/A Renamed Bairoko before construction began.
Powerful
Royal Navy
R95 Majestic
Light carrier CATOBAR
N/A Completed for Canada as HMCS Bonaventure
Premier
Royal Navy
D23 Bogue
Escort carrier 1943–1946 [notes 4] Ex-USS Estero.

Pretoria Castle
Royal Navy
F61 Escort carrier 1943–1946 Converted armed merchant cruiser.
Prince
US Navy
CVE-45 Bogue
Escort carrier N/A [notes 3] Ex-McClure. Became HMS Rajah.

Prince of Wales
Royal Navy
R09 Queen Elizabeth
Supercarrier STOVL
N/A Named 8 September 2017
Prince William
US Navy
CVE-19 Bogue
Escort carrier 1943–1943 [notes 3] Became HMS Striker

Prince William
US Navy
CVE-31 Bogue
Escort carrier 1943–1946
Princeton
US Navy
CVL-23 Independence
Light carrier 1943–1944 Sunk 24 October 1944 at Leyte Gulf

Princeton
US Navy
CV-37 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1945–1970
Principe de Asturias
Spanish Navy
R-11 Prνncipe de Asturias
aircraft carrier STOVL
1988–2013
Puget Sound
US Navy
CVE-113 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier 1945–1946 Ex-Hobart Bay.
Puncher
Royal Navy
D79 Bogue
Escort carrier 1944–1946 [notes 4] Ex-USS Willapa. Canadian crew.
Pursuer
Royal Navy
D73 Bogue
Escort carrier 1942–1946 [notes 4] Ex-USS St. George.

Pybus
US Navy
CVE-34 Bogue
Escort carrier 1943–1943 [notes 3] Became HMS Emperor.

Queen
Royal Navy
D19 Bogue
Escort carrier 1943–1947 [notes 4] Ex-USS St. Andrews.

Queen Elizabeth Royal Navy
CVA-01
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
N/A Announced 1963, cancelled 1966 before work started.
Queen Elizabeth
Royal Navy
R08 Queen Elizabeth
Supercarrier STOVL
2017 - present Commissioned 7 December 2017
Rabaul
US Navy
CVE-121 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier N/A Completed but never commissioned.
Rajah
Royal Navy
D10 Bogue
Escort carrier 1943–1947 [notes 4] Ex-USS Prince.

Randolph
US Navy
CV-15 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
1944–1969
Ranee
Royal Navy
D03 Bogue
Escort carrier 1943–1947 [notes 4] Ex-USS Niantic.

Ranger
US Navy
CV-4 Fleet carrier 1934–1946
Ranger
US Navy
CV-61 Forrestal
Supercarrier CATOBAR
1957–1993
Rapana
Royal Navy
MAC 9 Rapana
Merchant aircraft carrier 1942–1946 [notes 2] Returned to commercial service
Ravager
Royal Navy
D70 Bogue
Escort carrier 1943–1946 [notes 4]

Reaper
Royal Navy
D82 Bogue
Escort carrier 1944–1946 [notes 4] Ex-USS Winjah.

Rendova
US Navy
CVE-114 Commencement Bay
Escort carrier 1945–1955 Ex-Willamette.
Reprisal US Navy
CVL-30 Independence
Light carrier N/A Renamed San Jacinto 1942 before launch.
Reprisal
US Navy
CV-35 Essex
Fleet carrier CATOBAR
N/A Started 1944, cancelled 1945.
Richelieu French Navy
Fleet carrier[notes 1]
N/A Renamed Charles De Gaulle before construction began.
Richelieu (PA2)
French Navy
Modified Queen Elizabeth
Supercarrier
CATOBAR
N/A Cancelled 2013 before construction began.
Riga
Russian Navy
Kuznetsov
Fleet carrier N/A Renamed Leonid Brezhnev after construction began in 1982.
Riga
Soviet Navy
Kuznetsov
Aircraft carrier N/A Renamed to Varyag in 1990 after construction began.
Roi
US Navy
CVE-103 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1944–1946 Ex-Alava Bay.
Ronald Reagan
US Navy
CVN-76 Nimitz
Supercarrier[notes 1]
CATOBAR
2003–present
Rudyerd Bay
US Navy
CVE-81 Casablanca
Escort carrier CATOBAR
1944–1946
Ruler
Royal Navy
D72 Bogue
Escort carrier 1943–1946 [notes 4] Ex-USS St. Joseph.

Ryūhō
Japanese Navy
Light carrier 1942–1945 Converted submarine tender. Severely damage by aircraft March 1945 not repaired
Ryūjō
Japanese Navy
Light carrier 1933–1942 Sunk by aircraft during Battle of the Eastern Solomons
Lakota
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Howdy Y'all
Count me in. Don't know what I'll build but I have plenty of models in this category.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Don, makes (4). Six more to go.
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Ya gotta include the CVE"s etc given the battle of the Atlantic and the Battle of Samar. I'll join also
Bigrip74
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Steve, welcome! The CVE's are included.

Bob
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If it’s going to be a full year, i’m In.
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Thats six (4) more to go.
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oh dear, what am I doing...?





md72
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Well Jon, it looks like you're in for a Whale of a time. Best of luck to you.
Bigrip74
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Jonathan, you cut them out then send half to me and Ill sand that half down for ya.

Bob
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I'm in. Not sure what yet.
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Bigrip74
md72
MichaelSatin
Lakota
Steviecee
Wrenchy
JClapp
forest1000
john41492

That is (9) jut one more to go.
john41492
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Hi all!

Bob, count me in! I've been looking for an excuse to do the USS Gambier Bay!
Bigrip74
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John, thank you for bringing an carrier to the party. And a famous one at that. Cant wait to follow your progress.

I have (2) 1/700 aircraft carrier kits.
USS ENTERPRISE CV-6 (unfortunately halfway finished)
USS LEXINGTON CV-2.

But I'm not sure I want to tackle either at the moment.

Bob
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Count me in
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Bigrip74
md72
MichaelSatin
Lakota
Steviecee
Wrenchy
JClapp
forest1000
john41492
69mudbone

And that makes (10) I will submit this to the posers that be.