Military Factory

Naval Helicopter Carriers

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/6/2016

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





There are a total of (16) 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, i... [Read More]
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 a... [Read More]
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 Frenc... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the FS Tonnere (L0914)

2016
HMAS Adelaide (L01)
HMAS Adelaide (L01) is the second of two Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) warships being readied for se... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the HMAS Adelaide (L01)

2014
HMAS Canberra (L02)
In the mid-2000s, the Australian government selected a Spanish-based Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) s... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the HMAS Canberra (L02)

1982
HMS Illustrious (R06)
During World War 2 (1939-1945), the aircraft carrier became the new symbol of power concerning high ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the HMS Illustrious (R06)

1980
HMS Invincible (R05)
HMS Illustrious served the British Royal Navy for several decades before seeing decommissioning. The... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the HMS Invincible (R05)

1998
HMS Ocean (L12)
Modern navies of Europe rely more on amphibious assault support/helicopter carrier types than true d... [Read More]
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 S... [Read More]
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 F... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the JDS Ise (DDH-182)

2015
JDS Izumo (DDH-183)
JDS Izumo (DDH-183) leads the new 22DDH-class of helicopter destroyers and forms a key component of ... [Read More]
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 repla... [Read More]
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 ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Moskva (Project 1123 Kondor)

2021
TCG Anadolu (Anatolia)
It was revealed in January of 2016 that Ankara is readying itself for its first-ever, homegrown airc... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the TCG Anadolu (Anatolia)

1993
USS Kearsarge (LHD-3)
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Thumbnail picture of the USS Kearsarge (LHD-3)

1989
USS Wasp (LHD-1)
Vessels of the "Landing Helicopter Dock" (LHD) amphibious assault ship program of the US Navy are na... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the USS Wasp (LHD-1)