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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 (123) 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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     2025 
    INS Vishal
     2025 
    USS Enterprise (CVN-80)
     2021 
    TCG Anadolu (Anatolia)
     2020 
    USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79)
     2019 
    INS Vikrant
     2018 
    HMS Prince of Wales (R09)
     2016 
    HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08)
     2016 
    HMAS Adelaide (L01)
     2016 
    USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78)
     2015 
    JDS Izumo (DDH-183)
     2014 
    HMAS Canberra (L02)
     2013 
    USS America (LHA-6)
     2013 
    INS Vikramaditya (R33)
     2012 
    CNS Liaoning (16)
     2011 
    JDS Ise (DDH-182)
     2009 
    JDS Hyuga (DDH-181)
     2009 
    USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77)
     2008 
    Cavour (550)
     2006 
    FS Tonnere (L0914)
     2005 
    FS Mistral (L9013)
     2003 
    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)
     2001 
    FS Charles de Gaulle (R91)
     2000 
    BNS Sao Paulo (A12)
     1998 
    USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75)
     1997 
    RTN Chakri Naruebet (CVS-911)
     1995 
    USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74)
     1993 
    USS Kearsarge (LHD-3)
     1992 
    USS George Washington (CVN-73)
     1991 
    Admiral Kuznetsov (CV Project 1143-5/6)
     1989 
    INS Viraat (R22)
     1989 
    USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
     1989 
    USS Wasp (LHD-1)
     1988 
    Principe de Asturias (R11)
     1988 
    Ulyanovsk
     1987 
    Admiral Gorshkov (Baku CVHG-103)
     1986 
    USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)
     1985 
    Giuseppe Garibaldi (551)
     1982 
    HMS Illustrious (R06)
     1982 
    USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
     1981 
    HMS Ark Royal (R07)
     1980 
    HMS Invincible (R05)
     1980 
    JDS Shirane (DDH-143)
     1977 
    USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)
     1975 
    USS Nimitz (CVN-68)
     1972 
    Kiev (Project 1143 Krechyet)
     1969 
    ARA Veinticinco de Mayo (V-2)
     1968 
    USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67)
     1967 
    Moskva (Project 1123 Kondor)
     1965 
    USS America (CV-66)
     1964 
    FS Jeanne d Arc (R97)
     1961 
    USS Constellation (CV-64)
     1961 
    INS Vikrant (R11)
     1961 
    USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
     1961 
    USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63 / CV-63)
     1959 
    USS Independence (CV-62)
     1959 
    HMS Hermes (R12)
     1959 
    ARA Independencia (V-1)
     1957 
    USS Ranger (CV-61)
     1956 
    USS Saratoga (CV-60)
     1955 
    USS Forrestal (CV-59)
     1955 
    HMAS Melbourne (R21)
     1949 
    USS United States (CVA-58)
     1947 
    USS Coral Sea (CV-43)
     1946 
    USS Kearsarge (CV-33)
     1945 
    USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42)
     1945 
    USS Midway (CV-41)
     1945 
    IJN Shinano
     1945 
    HMS Warrior (R31)
     1944 
    IJN I-400 (STo / Sen-Toku)
     1944 
    IJN Taiho
     1944 
    USS Attu (CVE-102)
     1944 
    USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31)
     1944 
    USS Franklin (CV-13)
     1944 
    USS Ticonderoga (CV-14)
     1944 
    USS Shangri-La (CV-38)
     1943 
    USS Saint Lo (CVE-63)
     1943 
    USS San Jacinto (CVL-30)
     1943 
    USS Yorktown (CV-10 / CVA-10 / CVS-10)
     1943 
    USS Hornet (CV-12)
     1943 
    USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60)
     1943 
    USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56)
     1943 
    USS Langley (CVL-27)
     1943 
    USS Kalinin Bay (CVE-68)
     1943 
    USS Independence (CVL-22)
     1943 
    USS Intrepid (CV-11)
     1943 
    USS Cabot (CVL-28)
     1942 
    USS Essex (CV-9)
     1942 
    USS Wolverine (IX-64)
     1941 
    USS Hornet (CV-8)
     1941 
    IJN Zuikaku
     1941 
    IJN Shokaku
     1941 
    HMS Audacity (D10)
     1941 
    HMS Victorious (R38)
     1941 
    Aquila
     1940 
    IJN Zuiho
     1940 
    USS Dixmude (A-609)
     1940 
    USS Wasp (CV-7)
     1939 
    IJN Hiryu
     1938 
    Graf Zeppelin (Flugzeugtrager A)
     1938 
    HMS Ark Royal (91)
     1938 
    USS Enterprise (CV-6)
     1937 
    USS Yorktown (CV-5)
     1937 
    IJN Soryu
     1934 
    USS Ranger (CV-4)
     1933 
    IJN Ryujo
     1928 
    IJN Kaga
     1927 
    FS Bearn
     1927 
    IJN Akagi
     1927 
    USS Saratoga (CV-3)
     1927 
    USS Lexington (CV-2)
     1924 
    USS Sable (IX-81)
     1924 
    HMS Hermes (95)
     1924 
    HMS Eagle
     1922 
    IJN Hosho
     1922 
    USS Langley (CV-1)
     1918 
    HMS Argus (I49)
     1917 
    HMS Furious (47)
     1915 
    HMS Ben-my-Chree
     1915 
    HMS Campania (1914)
     1914 
    HMS Ark Royal / HMS Pegasus
     1911 
    HMS Engadine
     1905 
    USS Pennsylvania (ACR-4)
     1898 
    HMS Hermes