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Various aircraft carriers from around the world
Four modern aircraft carriers of various types; USS John C. Stennis (United States Navy), Charles de Gaulle (French Navy), USS John F. Kennedy (US Navy), HMS Ocean (Royal Navy) and escort vessels, 2002
Bow view of the US Navy's USS Gerald R. Ford, lead ship of her class, the largest and one of the most advanced carriers in the world.
HMS Queen Elizabeth, the newest and largest aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy.


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 (in 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:

"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.

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Numbers of aircraft carriers by countryEdit

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 1 0 2 0 0 3
  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 2 0 0 1 2 5
  Japan 0 0 4 0 4 8
  Netherlands 0 0 4 0 0 4
  Russia 1 0 1 1 2 5
  Spain 0 0 3 0 1 4
  Turkey 0 0 0 1 0 1
  Thailand 1 0 0 0 0 1
  United Kingdom 1 0 40 1 12 54
  United States 11 0 55 2 12 80
TOTAL 20 0 126 9 47 202

List of countries which have operated aircraft carriersEdit

ArgentinaEdit

Retired:

AustraliaEdit

Retired:

BrazilEdit

Retired:

CanadaEdit

Retired:

ChinaEdit

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:

FranceEdit

Active:

Retired:

Never completed:

GermanyEdit

Never completed:

The two planned Italian carriers Aquila and Sparviero were seized by the Germans after the Italian Armistice but not completed.

IndiaEdit

Active:

Under construction:

Planned:

  • INS Vishal: 65,000 tons, Vikrant-class carrier. Yet to start, planned to enter service in 2025. It will not be nuclear powered.[6]

Retired:

ItalyEdit

Active:

Under construction:

Never completed:

  • Sparviero (1927) (converted liner Augustus, not completed as carrier) – Sunk 5 October 1944
  • Aquila (1926) (converted liner Roma) – BU 1951–1952

JapanEdit

Retired:

  • Hōshō (1921) – decommissioned 1946 and scrapped 1946
  • Kaiyo (1943) – decommissioned 1945 and scrapped 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
  • Ryūhō (1933) – damaged at Kure by U.S. air raid March 1945 and scrapped postwar
  • Sōryū class
    • Sōryū (1935) – sunk, Battle of Midway, June 1942
    • Hiryū (1937) – sunk, Battle of Midway, June 1942
  • Zuihō class
    • Shōhō (1935) – sunk, Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1942
    • Zuihō (1936) – sunk, Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 1944
  • Chitose class
    • Chitose (1936) – seaplane tender from 1934 to 1942, rebuilt as light carrier and sunk at Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944
    • Chiyoda (1937) – sunk at Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 1944
  • Shōkaku class
  • Hiyō class
    • Junyō (1939) – damaged during Battle of Philippine Sea, June 1944. Never repaired; scrapped postwar.
    • Hiyō (1939) – sunk, Battle of Philippine Sea, June 1944
  • Taihō (1943) – sunk, Battle of Philippine Sea, June 1944
  • Unryū class
    • Amagi (1943) – used as anti-aircraft platform and sunk in July 1945
    • Unryū (1943) – sunk by U.S. submarine Redfish, December 1944
    • Katsuragi (1944) – used as transport to repatriate Japanese troops postwar and then scrapped
  • Shinano (1944) – sunk by U.S. submarine Archerfish, November 1944
  • Mizuho (1939) – sunk by U.S. submarine USS Drum, 1 May 1942.

Only Hōshō, Junyō, Katsuragi and Ryuho survived the war and these were scrapped by 1948.

Never completed:

  • Unryū class
    • Aso 4th unit of Unryū class (not completed)
    • Ikoma 5th unit of Unryū class (not completed)
    • Kasagi 6th unit of Unryū class (not completed)
  • Ibuki - heavy cruiser conversion; scrapped post-war

NetherlandsEdit

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:
    • Motor vessel Gadila of the Dutch Merchant Navy was a converted Royal Dutch Shell oil tanker along with her sister ship MV Macoma.
    • Motor vessel Macoma together with MV Gadila were the first Dutch aircraft carriers.

RussiaEdit

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:

Retired:

Soviet UnionEdit

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:

Never completed:

  • Admiral Kuznetsov class
    • Varyag (not commissioned) — to Ukraine (1991); rebuilt, tested and commissioned by the Chinese PLAN as Liaoning
  • Ulyanovsk class
    • Ulyanovsk (not commissioned) — scrapped (1991)

SpainEdit

Active:

  • Juan Carlos I : 27,079 tonne STOVL carrier in active service, commissioned 30 September 2010.

Retired:

Never completed:

TurkeyEdit

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.

ThailandEdit

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.

UkraineEdit

Never completed:

United KingdomEdit

Active:

Under Construction:

Retired:

Sunk:

Never completed:

  • Audacious class
    • Eagle – cancelled
    • Africa – to Malta class then cancelled
  • Majestic class
  • Centaur class
    • Hermes – cancelled
    • Arrogant – cancelled
    • Monmouth – cancelled
    • Polyphemus – cancelled
  • Malta class – cancelled 1946
    • Malta
    • New Zealand
    • Gibraltar
    • Africa
  • CVA-01 – cancelled 1966
    • Queen Elizabeth
    • Duke of Edinburgh

United StatesEdit

The United States Navy is a blue-water navy that is arguably 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

Under Construction

Planned

  • Gerald R. Ford-class
    • CVN-81 (ordered)
    • CVN-82 (ordered)
    • CVN-83 (planned)
    • CVN-84 (planned)
    • CVN-85 (planned)
    • CVN-86 (planned)
    • CVN-87 (planned)

Reserve

  • (none currently in reserve)

Retired (preserved as museum ships)

Retired (other)

Retired (scrapped)

Sunk († scuttled)

Cancelled before completion

Escort aircraft carrier

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;
    • No USN name given (AVG-1/BAVG-1) - went to the RN as HMS Archer (D78)
    • No USN name given (AVG-2/BAVG-2) - went to the RN as HMS Avenger (D14)
    • No USN name given (AVG-3/BAVG-3) - went to the RN as HMS Biter (D97), then later French Navy ship Dixmude
    • 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)
    • No USN name given (AVG-5/BAVG-5) - went to the RN as HMS Dasher (D37)
    • No USN name given (BAVG-6) - went to the RN as HMS Tracker (D24)
    • USS Long Island

Amphibious assault ship

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

Under construction

Retired

List of all aircraft carriersEdit

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.
Béarn   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 Dédalo
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 Príncipe 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.
Dédalo   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.
Flugzeugträger B   German Navy Graf Zeppelin Fleet carrier n/a Started 1938, cancelled 1939. Proposed name was Peter Strasser.
Flugzeugträger C   German Navy Graf Zeppelin Fleet carrier n/a Cancelled 1938 before construction began.
Flugzeugträger 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 São 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.
Painlevé   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 Flugzeugträger 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 Príncipe 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
Sable   US Navy IX-81 Training carrier 1943–1945 Converted paddle-wheel steamer.
Saginaw Bay   US Navy CVE-82 Casablanca Escort carrier CATOBAR 1944–1946
Saidor   US Navy CVE-117 Commencement Bay Escort carrier 1945–1947 Ex-Saltery Bay.
Saipan   US Navy CVL-48 Saipan Light carrier 1946–1965
Salamaua   US Navy CVE-96 Casablanca Escort carrier CATOBAR 1944–1946 Ex-Anguilla Bay.
Salerno Bay   US Navy CVE-110 Commencement Bay Escort carrier 1945–1954 Ex-Winjah Bay.
Saltery Bay   US Navy CVE-117 Commencement Bay Escort carrier n/a Renamed Saidor 1944 before construction began.
San Alberto Bay   US Navy CVE-116 Commencement Bay Escort carrier n/a Renamed Badoeng Strait before construction began.
San Jacinto   US Navy CVL-30 Independence Light carrier 1943–1947 Ex-Reprisal (CVL-30).
Sandy Bay   US Navy CVE-118 Commencement Bay Escort carrier n/a Renamed Sicily 1944 before construction began.
Sangamon   US Navy CVE-26 Sangamon Escort carrier 1942–1945 Converted oiler.
Santee   US Navy CVE-29 Sangamon Escort carrier 1942–1946 Converted oiler.
São Paulo   Brazilian Navy A12 Clemenceau Fleet carrier CATOBAR 2000–2017 Ex-Foch.
Saratoga   US Navy CV-3 Lexington Fleet carrier 1927–1946 Expended as a target ship in the 1946 Bikini atomic bomb tests.
Saratoga   US Navy CV-60 Forrestal Supercarrier CATOBAR 1956–1994
Sargent Bay   US Navy CVE-83 Casablanca Escort carrier CATOBAR 1944–1946
Savo Island   US Navy CVE-78 Casablanca Escort carrier CATOBAR 1944–1946 Ex-Kaita Bay.
Searcher   Royal Navy D40 Bogue Escort carrier 1943–1945 [notes 4]
Shah   Royal Navy D21 Bogue Escort carrier 1943–1946 [notes 4] Ex-USS Jamaica.
Shamrock Bay   US Navy CVE-84 Casablanca Escort carrier CATOBAR 1944–1946
Shangri-La   US Navy CV-38 Essex Fleet carrier CATOBAR 1944–1971
Shimane Maru   Japanese Army Shimane Maru Escort carrier 1945–1945 Tanker conversion. Sunk by British aircraft.
Shinano   Japanese Navy Fleet carrier 1944–1944 Converted Yamato-class battleship. Sunk by USS Archerfish 29 November 1944.
Shinyo   Japanese Navy Escort carrier 1943–1944 Converted ocean liner, sunk by USS Spadefish on 17 November 1944.
Shipley Bay   US Navy CVE-85 Casablanca Escort carrier CATOBAR 1944–1946
Shōhō   Japanese Navy Zuihō Light carrier 1941–1942 Sunk by aircraft at Coral Sea
Shōkaku   Japanese Navy Shōkaku Fleet carrier 1941–1944 Sunk by USS Cavalla 19 June 1944
Siboney   US Navy CVE-112 Commencement Bay Escort carrier 1945–1956 Ex-Frosty Bay.
Sicily   US Navy CVE-118 Commencement Bay Escort carrier 1945–1954 Ex-Sandy Bay.
Sitkoh Bay   US Navy CVE-86 Casablanca Escort carrier CATOBAR 1944–1946
1950–1954
Slinger   Royal Navy D26 Bogue Escort carrier 1943–1946 [notes 4] Ex-USS Chatham.
Smiter   Royal Navy D55 Bogue Escort carrier 1944–1946 [notes 4] Ex-USS Vermillion.
Solomons   US Navy CVE-67 Casablanca Escort carrier CATOBAR 1943–1946 Ex-Nassuk Bay.
Sōryū   Japanese Navy Fleet carrier 1937–1942 Sunk at Midway 4 June 1942
Sparviero   Italian Navy Aircraft carrier n/a Ex-Falco, never completed.
Speaker   Royal Navy D90 Bogue Escort carrier 1943–1946 [notes 4] Ex-USS Delgada.
St. Andrews   US Navy CVE-49 Bogue Escort carrier n/a [notes 3] Became HMS Queen.
St. Andrews Bay   US Navy CVE-107 Commencement Bay Escort carrier n/a Renamed Gilbert Islands 1944 before launch.
St. George   US Navy CVE-17 Bogue Escort carrier n/a [notes 3] Became HMS Pursuer
St. Joseph   US Navy CVE-50 Bogue Escort carrier n/a [notes 3] Became HMS Ruler.
St. Joseph Bay   US Navy CVE-105 Commencement Bay Escort carrier n/a Renamed Commencement Bay 1944 after launch.
St. Lo   US Navy CVE-63 Casablanca Escort carrier CATOBAR 1944–1944 Ex-USS Midway, renamed to use name for CV-41. Sunk by kamikaze aircraft 25 October 1944.
St. Simon   US Navy CVE-51 Bogue Escort carrier n/a [notes 3] Became HMS Arbiter.
Stalker   Royal Navy D91 Bogue Escort carrier 1942–1945 [notes 4] Ex-USS Hamlin.
Steamer Bay   US Navy CVE-87 Casablanca Escort carrier CATOBAR 1944–1947
Striker   Royal Navy D12 Bogue Escort carrier 1943–1946 [notes 4] ex-USS Prince William.
Sunset   US Navy CVE-48 Bogue Escort carrier n/a [notes 3] Became HMS Thane.
Sunset Bay   US Navy CVE-106 Commencement Bay Escort carrier n/a Some sources say the name was Sunset. Renamed Block Island 1944 before launch.
Suwannee   US Navy CVE-27 Sangamon Escort carrier 1942–1946 Converted oiler.
Sydney   Australian Navy R17 Majestic Light carrier CATOBAR 1948–1958 ex-HMS Terrible completed for Australian Navy.
Taihō   Japanese Navy Taihō Fleet carrier 1944–1944 Sunk in the Battle of the Philippine Sea, 19 June 1944
Taisha Maru   Japanese Army Shimane Maru Escort carrier n/a Proposed tanker conversion. Cancelled 1944.
Taiyō   Japanese Navy Taiyō Escort carrier 1941–1944 Converted ocean liner. Sunk by USS Rasher 18 August 1944
Takanis Bay   US Navy CVE-89 Casablanca Escort carrier CATOBAR 1944–1946
Tananek Bay   US Navy CVE-88 Casablanca Escort carrier CATOBAR n/a Renamed Cape Esperance 1943 before construction began.
Tarawa   US Navy CV-40 Essex Fleet carrier CATOBAR 1945–1960
Tbilisi   Soviet Navy 113 Kuznetsov Aircraft cruiser n/a ex-Leonid Brezhnev. Renamed Admiral Flota Sovetskogo Sozuya Kuznetzov 1990.
Terrible   Royal Navy R93 Majestic Light carrier CATOBAR n/a Completed for Australia as HMAS Sydney.
Thane   Royal Navy D48 Bogue Escort carrier 1943–1945 [notes 4] Ex-USS Sunset.
Theodore Roosevelt   US Navy CVN-71 Nimitz Supercarrier[notes 1] CATOBAR 1986–present
Theseus   Royal Navy R64 Colossus Light fleet carrier CATOBAR 1946–1956
Thetis Bay   US Navy CVE-90 Casablanca Escort carrier CATOBAR 1944–1964
Ticonderoga   US Navy CV-19 Essex Fleet carrier CATOBAR n/a Renamed Hancock 1943 before launch.
Ticonderoga   US Navy CV-14 Essex Fleet carrier CATOBAR 1944–1973 Ex-Hancock (CV-14).
Tinian   US Navy CVE-123 Commencement Bay Escort carrier n/a Completed 1946, but never commissioned
Tonowek Bay   US Navy CVE-104 Casablanca Escort carrier CATOBAR n/a Renamed Munda 1943 before construction began.
Totem Bay   US Navy CVE-111 Commencement Bay Escort carrier n/a Renamed Vella Gulf 1944 before launch.
Tracker   Royal Navy D24 Bogue Escort carrier 1943–1946 [notes 4]
Trailer   Royal Navy D80 Attacker Escort carrier 1943–1943 [notes 4] Ex-USS Block Island. Renamed to HMS Hunter 1943.
Tripoli   US Navy CVE-64 Casablanca Escort carrier CATOBAR 1943–1958 Ex-Didrickson Bay.
Triumph   Royal Navy R16 Colossus Light fleet carrier CATOBAR 1946–1975
Trocadero Bay   US Navy CVE-119 Commencement Bay Escort carrier n/a Renamed Point Cruz 1944 before construction began.
Trouncer   Royal Navy D85 Bogue Escort carrier 1944–1946 [notes 4] Ex-USS Perdido.
Trumpeter   Royal Navy D09 Bogue Escort carrier 1943–1946 [notes 4] Ex-USS Bastian.
Tulagi   US Navy CVE-72 Casablanca Escort carrier CATOBAR 1943–1946 Ex-Fortaleza Bay.
Ulitaka Bay   US Navy CVE-91 Casablanca Escort carrier CATOBAR n/a Renamed Makassar Strait 1943 before construction began.
Ulyanovsk   Soviet Navy Ulyanovsk Supercarrier CATOBAR n/a Ex-Kremlin. Under construction 1988–1991, never completed.
Unicorn   Royal Navy I72 Light aircraft carrier,
Aircraft repair ship
1943–1946, 1949–1953
United States   US Navy CVA-58 United States Supercarrier CATOBAR n/a Laid down April 18, 1949, cancelled five days later.
United States   US Navy CVN-75 Nimitz Supercarrier[notes 1] CATOBAR n/a Renamed Harry S. Truman 1992 after launch.
Unryū   Japanese Navy Unryū Fleet carrier 1944–1944 Sunk by USS Redfish on 19 December 1944
Unyo   Japanese Navy Taiyō Escort carrier 1942–1944 Sunk by USS Barb 17 September 1944
Valley Forge   US Navy CV-45 Essex Fleet carrier CATOBAR 1946–1970
Varyag   Soviet Navy Kuznetsov Aircraft carrier n/a Ex-Riga. To Ukraine 1992 while still under construction.
Varyag   Ukrainian Navy Kuznetsov Aircraft carrier n/a From Soviet Union 1992, construction cancelled 1995. To China as Liaoning 1998.
Veinticinco de Mayo   Argentine Navy V-2 Colossus Light fleet carrier CATOBAR 1968–1997 Ex-Dutch Karel Doorman (R81) 1969.
Vella Gulf   US Navy CVE-111 Commencement Bay Escort carrier 1945–1946 Ex-Totem Bay.
Venerable   Royal Navy R63 Colossus Light fleet carrier CATOBAR 1945–1947 To Netherlands as Karel Doorman 1948.
Vengeance   Royal Navy R71 Colossus Light fleet carrier CATOBAR 1945–1952 [notes 7]
Vengeance   Australian Navy R71 Colossus Light fleet carrier CATOBAR 1952–1955 [notes 7] On loan from the Royal Navy
Verdun   French Navy Attack carrier n/a Never laid down, cancelled 1961
Vermillion   US Navy CVE-52 Bogue Escort carrier n/a [notes 3] Became HMS Smiter.
Vermillion Bay   US Navy CVE-108 Commencement Bay Escort carrier n/a Renamed Kula Gulf 1943 before construction began.
Victorious   Royal Navy R38 Illustrious Fleet carrier CATOBAR 1941–1968
Vikramaditya   Indian Navy R33 Kiev Aircraft carrier STOBAR 2013–present ex-Russian Admiral Flota Sovetskogo Suzuya Gorshkov.
Vikrant   Indian Navy R11 Majestic Light fleet carrier CATOBAR / STOVL 1961–1997 Ex-HMS Hercules completed for India.
Vikrant   Indian Navy IAC-I Vikrant Aircraft carrier STOBAR n/a Scheduled to commission 2018.
Vindex   Royal Navy D15 Nairana Escort carrier 1943–1947
Viraat   Indian Navy R22 Centaur Fleet carrier STOVL 1987–2017 ex-HMS Hermes.
Vishal   Indian Navy IAC-II Supercarrier n/a Planned. Scheduled to commission in 2025.
Wake Island   US Navy CVE-65 Casablanca Escort carrier CATOBAR 1943–1946 Ex-Dolomi Bay.
Warrior   Canadian Navy R31 Colossus Light fleet carrier CATOBAR 1946–1948 Ex-HMS Warrior. Returned to UK.
Warrior   Royal Navy R31 Colossus Light fleet carrier CATOBAR 1945–1946, 1948–1958 To Canada as HMCS Warrior. Returned to UK and thence to Argentina as Independencia.
Wasp   US Navy CV-7 Wasp Light carrier 1940–1942 Sunk 15 September 1942.
Wasp   US Navy CV-18 Essex Fleet carrier CATOBAR 1943–1972 Ex-Oriskany.
Weser   German Navy Aircraft carrier n/a 1942–1943 cruiser conversion, never completed.
White Plains   US Navy CVE-66 Casablanca Escort carrier CATOBAR 1943–1946 Ex-Elbour Bay.
Willamette   US Navy CVE-114 Commencement Bay Escort carrier n/a Ex-Mosser Bay. Renamed Rendova at commissioning.
Willapa   US Navy CVE-53 Bogue Escort carrier 1943–1944 [notes 3] Became HMS Puncher.
Willapa Bay   US Navy CVE-109 Commencement Bay Escort carrier n/a Renamed Cape Gloucester 1944 after construction began.
Windham Bay   US Navy CVE-92 Casablanca Escort carrier CATOBAR 1944–1959
Winjah   US Navy CVE-54 Bogue Escort carrier n/a [notes 3] Became HMS Reaper.
Winjah Bay   US Navy CVE-110 Commencement Bay Escort carrier n/a Renamed Salerno Bay 1943 before construction began.
Wolverine   US Navy IX-64 Training carrier 1942–1945 Converted paddle-wheel steamer.
Woodcliff Bay   US Navy CVE-93 Casablanca Escort carrier CATOBAR n/a Renamed Makin Island 1943 before construction began.
Wright   US Navy CVL-49 Saipan Light carrier 1947–1970
Yamashiro Maru   Japanese Army Yamashiro Maru Escort carrier 1945–1945 Tanker conversion. Sunk by aircraft 17 February 1945
Yorktown   US Navy CV-5 Yorktown Aircraft carrier 1937–1942 Sunk 7 June 1942 at Midway after air and sub attacks.
Yorktown   US Navy CV-10 Essex Fleet carrier CATOBAR 1943–1970 Ex-Bon Homme Richard. Museum at Mount Pleasant, SC
Zuihō   Japanese Navy Zuihō Light carrier 1940–1944 Converted oiler, sunk by aircraft at Leyte Gulf 25 October 1944
Zuikaku   Japanese Navy Shōkaku Fleet carrier 1941–1944 Sunk by aircraft at Leyte Gulf 25 October 1944
Zuiun Maru   Japanese Army Yamashiro Maru Escort carrier n/a 1945 tanker conversion, never completed.
Type 002   Chinese Navy Fleet carrier CATOBAR n/a under construction
Type 003   Chinese Navy Supercarrier CATOBAR n/a planning

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Data for Japanese carriers from: Francillon, Rene (1979). Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War. London: Putnam. ISBN 0 370 30251 6. 

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Nuclear-powered.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Converted oil tanker with deck but no hangar or lifts, active as merchant ship. Aircraft stored on deck.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag Transferred to the United Kingdom under the Lend Lease program. Returned to the US after World War II ended.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj Transferred from the United States under the Lend Lease program. Returned to the US after World War II ended.
  5. ^ a b c d e Transferred from the United States under the Lend Lease program.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Converted Grain carrier with added deck and hangar, still carried cargo but reduced capacity.
  7. ^ a b c HMS Vengeance loaned to Australia from 1952 to 1956 as HMAS Vengeance, sold to Brazil 1956 as Minas Gerais.

CitationsEdit

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  8. ^ Busquets, C.; Campanera, A.; Coello, J. L. (1994). Los portaaviones españoles (in Spanish). Agualarga Editores. ISBN 84-88959-02-8. 
  9. ^ Carpenter, William M.; Wiencek, David G. (2000). Asian Security Handbook. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe. p. 302. ISBN 978-0-76560-714-0. 
  10. ^ "Scrapyard or museum? After 10 years, still no firm plans for former Mayport carrier USS JFK". Jacksonville.com. 29 December 2017. Retrieved 14 August 2018. 
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BibliographyEdit

  • Francillon, Rene (1979). Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War. London: Putnam & Company Limited. ISBN 0 370 30251 6. 
  • "World Aircraft Carrier Lists". Haze Gray & Underway. 
  • Warrilow, Betty. Nabob, the first Canadian-manned aircraft carrier Owen Sound, Ont. : Escort carriers Association, 1989.
  • Busquets, C.; Campanera, A.; Coello, J.L. (1994). Los portaaviones españoles (in Spanish). Agualarga Editores. ISBN 84-88959-02-8. 

Further readingEdit

  • Warrilow, Betty. Nabob, the first Canadian-manned aircraft carrier Owen Sound, Ont. : Escort Carriers Association, 1989.
  • Chesneau, Roger. Aircraft Carriers of the World, 1914 to the Present. An Illustrated Encyclopedia Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-902-2