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    Navy Aircraft Carriers of the World from Origin to Present Day

    The British conducted some of the earliest trials involving shipborne aircraft and World War 2 served to solidify the Aircraft Carrier as the undisputed "King of the Seas", a position it still holds today.





    There are a total of (125) Navy Aircraft Carriers of the World from Origin to Present Day in the Military Factory (this listing also includes Helicopter Carriers) for their inherent ability to carry multiple aircraft. Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily primary operator - some nations, lacking the shipbuilding industry to produce large warships, often rely on foreign shipyards to bring carrier projects along.


    Entries are listed below by initial year of service (based on their respective commissioning date) descending.



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    Thumbnail picture of the INS Vishal
    INS Vishal
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Enterprise (CVN-80)
    USS Enterprise (CVN-80)
    Thumbnail picture of the TCG Anadolu (Anatolia)
    TCG Anadolu (Anatolia)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79)
    USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79)
    Thumbnail picture of the INS Vikrant
    INS Vikrant
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Prince of Wales (R09)
    HMS Prince of Wales (R09)
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08)
    HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08)
    Thumbnail picture of the HMAS Adelaide (L01)
    HMAS Adelaide (L01)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78)
    USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78)
    Thumbnail picture of the JS Izumo (DDH-183)
    JS Izumo (DDH-183)
    Thumbnail picture of the HMAS Canberra (L02)
    HMAS Canberra (L02)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS America (LHA-6)
    USS America (LHA-6)
    Thumbnail picture of the INS Vikramaditya (R33)
    INS Vikramaditya (R33)
    Thumbnail picture of the CNS Liaoning (16)
    CNS Liaoning (16)
    Thumbnail picture of the JS Ise (DDH-182)
    JS Ise (DDH-182)
    Thumbnail picture of the JS Hyuga (DDH-181)
    JS Hyuga (DDH-181)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77)
    USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77)
    Thumbnail picture of the Cavour (550)
    Cavour (550)
    Thumbnail picture of the FS Tonnere (L0914)
    FS Tonnere (L0914)
    Thumbnail picture of the FS Mistral (L9013)
    FS Mistral (L9013)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)
    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)
    Thumbnail picture of the FS Charles de Gaulle (R91)
    FS Charles de Gaulle (R91)
    Thumbnail picture of the BNS Sao Paulo (A12)
    BNS Sao Paulo (A12)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75)
    USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75)
    Thumbnail picture of the RTN Chakri Naruebet (CVS-911)
    RTN Chakri Naruebet (CVS-911)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74)
    USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Kearsarge (LHD-3)
    USS Kearsarge (LHD-3)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS George Washington (CVN-73)
    USS George Washington (CVN-73)
    Thumbnail picture of the Admiral Kuznetsov (CV Project 1143-5/6)
    Admiral Kuznetsov (CV Project 1143-5/6)
    Thumbnail picture of the INS Viraat (R22)
    INS Viraat (R22)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
    USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Wasp (LHD-1)
    USS Wasp (LHD-1)
    Thumbnail picture of the Principe de Asturias (R11)
    Principe de Asturias (R11)
    Thumbnail picture of the Ulyanovsk
    Ulyanovsk
    Thumbnail picture of the Admiral Gorshkov (Baku CVHG-103)
    Admiral Gorshkov (Baku CVHG-103)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)
    USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)
    Thumbnail picture of the Giuseppe Garibaldi (551)
    Giuseppe Garibaldi (551)
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Illustrious (R06)
    HMS Illustrious (R06)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
    USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Ark Royal (R07)
    HMS Ark Royal (R07)
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Invincible (R05)
    HMS Invincible (R05)
    Thumbnail picture of the JS Shirane (DDH-143)
    JS Shirane (DDH-143)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)
    USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Nimitz (CVN-68)
    USS Nimitz (CVN-68)
    Thumbnail picture of the Kiev (Project 1143 Krechyet)
    Kiev (Project 1143 Krechyet)
    Thumbnail picture of the ARA Veinticinco de Mayo (V-2)
    ARA Veinticinco de Mayo (V-2)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67)
    USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67)
    Thumbnail picture of the Moskva (Project 1123 Kondor)
    Moskva (Project 1123 Kondor)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS America (CV-66)
    USS America (CV-66)
    Thumbnail picture of the FS Jeanne d Arc (R97)
    FS Jeanne d Arc (R97)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Constellation (CV-64)
    USS Constellation (CV-64)
    Thumbnail picture of the INS Vikrant (R11)
    INS Vikrant (R11)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
    USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63 / CV-63)
    USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63 / CV-63)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Independence (CV-62)
    USS Independence (CV-62)
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Hermes (R12)
    HMS Hermes (R12)
    Thumbnail picture of the ARA Independencia (V-1)
    ARA Independencia (V-1)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Ranger (CV-61)
    USS Ranger (CV-61)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Saratoga (CV-60)
    USS Saratoga (CV-60)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Forrestal (CV-59)
    USS Forrestal (CV-59)
    Thumbnail picture of the HMAS Melbourne (R21)
    HMAS Melbourne (R21)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS United States (CVA-58)
    USS United States (CVA-58)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Coral Sea (CV-43)
    USS Coral Sea (CV-43)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Kearsarge (CV-33)
    USS Kearsarge (CV-33)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Midway (CV-41)
    USS Midway (CV-41)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42)
    USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42)
    Thumbnail picture of the IJN Shinano
    IJN Shinano
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Warrior (R31)
    HMS Warrior (R31)
    Thumbnail picture of the IJN Taiho
    IJN Taiho
    Thumbnail picture of the IJN I-400 (STo / Sen-Toku)
    IJN I-400 (STo / Sen-Toku)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Attu (CVE-102)
    USS Attu (CVE-102)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31)
    USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Franklin (CV-13)
    USS Franklin (CV-13)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Shamrock Bay (CVE-84)
    USS Shamrock Bay (CVE-84)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Shangri-La (CV-38)
    USS Shangri-La (CV-38)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Ticonderoga (CV-14)
    USS Ticonderoga (CV-14)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Saint Lo (CVE-63)
    USS Saint Lo (CVE-63)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS San Jacinto (CVL-30)
    USS San Jacinto (CVL-30)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Yorktown (CV-10 / CVA-10 / CVS-10)
    USS Yorktown (CV-10 / CVA-10 / CVS-10)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Hornet (CV-12)
    USS Hornet (CV-12)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60)
    USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56)
    USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Langley (CVL-27)
    USS Langley (CVL-27)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Independence (CVL-22)
    USS Independence (CVL-22)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Intrepid (CV-11)
    USS Intrepid (CV-11)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Kalinin Bay (CVE-68)
    USS Kalinin Bay (CVE-68)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Cabot (CVL-28)
    USS Cabot (CVL-28)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Cowpens (CVL-25)
    USS Cowpens (CVL-25)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Essex (CV-9)
    USS Essex (CV-9)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Wolverine (IX-64)
    USS Wolverine (IX-64)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Hornet (CV-8)
    USS Hornet (CV-8)
    Thumbnail picture of the IJN Shokaku
    IJN Shokaku
    Thumbnail picture of the IJN Zuikaku
    IJN Zuikaku
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Victorious (R38)
    HMS Victorious (R38)
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Audacity (D10)
    HMS Audacity (D10)
    Thumbnail picture of the Aquila
    Aquila
    Thumbnail picture of the IJN Zuiho
    IJN Zuiho
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Dixmude (A-609)
    USS Dixmude (A-609)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Wasp (CV-7)
    USS Wasp (CV-7)
    Thumbnail picture of the IJN Hiryu
    IJN Hiryu
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Ark Royal (91)
    HMS Ark Royal (91)
    Thumbnail picture of the Graf Zeppelin (Flugzeugtrager A)
    Graf Zeppelin (Flugzeugtrager A)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Enterprise (CV-6)
    USS Enterprise (CV-6)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Yorktown (CV-5)
    USS Yorktown (CV-5)
    Thumbnail picture of the IJN Soryu
    IJN Soryu
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Ranger (CV-4)
    USS Ranger (CV-4)
    Thumbnail picture of the IJN Ryujo
    IJN Ryujo
    Thumbnail picture of the IJN Kaga
    IJN Kaga
    Thumbnail picture of the IJN Akagi
    IJN Akagi
    Thumbnail picture of the FS Bearn
    FS Bearn
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Lexington (CV-2)
    USS Lexington (CV-2)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Saratoga (CV-3)
    USS Saratoga (CV-3)
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Sable (IX-81)
    USS Sable (IX-81)
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Eagle
    HMS Eagle
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Hermes (95)
    HMS Hermes (95)
    Thumbnail picture of the IJN Hosho
    IJN Hosho
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Langley (CV-1)
    USS Langley (CV-1)
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Argus (I49)
    HMS Argus (I49)
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Furious (47)
    HMS Furious (47)
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Ben-my-Chree
    HMS Ben-my-Chree
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Campania (1914)
    HMS Campania (1914)
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Ark Royal / HMS Pegasus
    HMS Ark Royal / HMS Pegasus
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Engadine
    HMS Engadine
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Pennsylvania (ACR-4)
    USS Pennsylvania (ACR-4)
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Hermes
    HMS Hermes