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Naval Helicopter Carriers

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 6/17/2014

The Helicopter Carrier benefits helicopters that require less deck space compared to their fixed-wing counterparts aboard flat-top carriers.

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There are a total of 11 Helicopter Aircraft Carriers in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1964
FS Jeanne d Arc (R97)
When the French Navy required an all-modern aircraft carrier during the tumultuous Cold War years, it selected a conventional...
Thumbnail picture of the FS Jeanne d Arc (R97)

2005
FS Mistral (L9013)
The FS Mistral is one of the primary amphibious assault ships of the French Navy (also categorized as a "Command and Projecti...
Thumbnail picture of the FS Mistral (L9013)

2006
FS Tonnere (L0914)
The Tonnerre (L9014) serves as an amphibious assault ship and helicopter carrier of the modern French Navy. The vessel makes ...
Thumbnail picture of the FS Tonnere (L0914)

1998
HMS Ocean (L12)
Modern navies of Europe rely more on amphibious assault support/helicopter carrier types than true dedicated flat-top deck ai...
Thumbnail picture of the HMS Ocean (L12)

2009
JDS Hyuga (DDH-181)
Japan is a nation of 6,852 islands located in the Pacific Ocean, east of the Sea of Japan with the Sea of Okhotsk to the nort...
Thumbnail picture of the JDS Hyuga (DDH-181)

2011
JDS Ise (DDH-182)
The JDS Ise (DDH-182) serves as a "helicopter destroyer" within the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) - otherwise ...
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2015
JDS Izumo (DDH-183)
JDS Izumo (DDH-183) leads the new 22DDH-class of helicopter destroyers and forms a key component of the Japanese Maritime Sel...
Thumbnail picture of the JDS Izumo (DDH-183)

1980
JDS Shirane (DDH-143)
The Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) contracted for two "helicopter destroyers" to replace the previous JDS Harun...
Thumbnail picture of the JDS Shirane (DDH-143)

1967
Moskva (Project 1123 Kondor)
In the 1960's the range of Polaris Submarine missiles were known to the Soviets and it was apparent that western SSBN's would...
Thumbnail picture of the Moskva (Project 1123 Kondor)

1989
USS Wasp (LHD-1)
Vessels of the "Landing Helicopter Dock" (LHD) amphibious assault ship program of the US Navy are named after former USN wars...
Thumbnail picture of the USS Wasp (LHD-1)