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    Modern Navy Aircraft Carriers of the World

    Despite the focus placed on land armies and air power, control of the seas still remains one of the more important qualities of waging an effective campaign.





    There are a total of (44) Modern Navy Aircraft Carriers of the World in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below by initial year of service descending. Flag images indicative of country of origin.


    This listing also includes Helicopter Carriers). This listing also includes future systems under consideration or development.





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    2025
    Thumbnail picture of the INS Vishal
    INS Vishal
    Type: Aircraft Carrier
     
    2025
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Enterprise (CVN-80)
    USS Enterprise (CVN-80)
    Type: Nuclear-Powered Supercarrier
     
    2021
    Thumbnail picture of the TCG Anadolu (Anatolia)
    TCG Anadolu (Anatolia)
    Type: Helicopter Carrier / Amphibious Assault Ship
     
    2021
    Thumbnail picture of the CNS Shandong (17)
    CNS Shandong (17)
    Type: Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
     
    2020
    Thumbnail picture of the USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79)
    USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79)
    Type: Nuclear-Powered Supercarrier
     
    2019
    Thumbnail picture of the INS Vikrant
    INS Vikrant
    Type: Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
     
    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Prince of Wales (R09)
    HMS Prince of Wales (R09)
    Type: Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
     
    2017
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08)
    HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08)
    Type: Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
     
    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the HMAS Adelaide (L01)
    HMAS Adelaide (L01)
    Type: Helicopter Carrier/ Amphibious Assault Ship
     
    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the ENS Gamal Abdel Nasser (L1010)
    ENS Gamal Abdel Nasser (L1010)
    Type: Amphibious Assault Support Ship / Helicopter Carrier
     
    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78)
    USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78)
    Type: Nuclear-Powered Supercarrier
     
    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the JS Izumo (DDH-183)
    JS Izumo (DDH-183)
    Type: Helicopter Destroyer Warship
     
    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the HMAS Canberra (L02)
    HMAS Canberra (L02)
    Type: Helicopter Carrier / Amphibious Assault Ship
     
    2013
    Thumbnail picture of the INS Vikramaditya (R33)
    INS Vikramaditya (R33)
    Type: Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
     
    2013
    Thumbnail picture of the USS America (LHA-6)
    USS America (LHA-6)
    Type: Amphibious Assault Ship / Light Aircraft Carrier
     
    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the CNS Liaoning (16)
    CNS Liaoning (16)
    Type: Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
     
    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the JS Ise (DDH-182)
    JS Ise (DDH-182)
    Type: Helicopter Destroyer / Aircraft Carrier
     
    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the JS Hyuga (DDH-181)
    JS Hyuga (DDH-181)
    Type: Helicopter Carrier / Destroyer Warship
     
    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77)
    USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77)
    Type: Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier
     
    2008
    Thumbnail picture of the Cavour (550)
    Cavour (550)
    Type: Aircraft Carrier
     
    2006
    Thumbnail picture of the FS Tonnere (L0914)
    FS Tonnere (L0914)
    Type: Helicopter Carrier / Amphibious Assault Vessel
     
    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the FS Mistral (L9013)
    FS Mistral (L9013)
    Type: Amphibious Assault Ship / Helicopter Carrier
     
    2003
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)
    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)
    Type: Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
     
    2001
    Thumbnail picture of the FS Charles de Gaulle (R91)
    FS Charles de Gaulle (R91)
    Type: Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
     
    2000
    Thumbnail picture of the BNS Sao Paulo (A12)
    BNS Sao Paulo (A12)
    Type: Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
     
    1998
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75)
    USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75)
    Type: Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
     
    1997
    Thumbnail picture of the RTN Chakri Naruebet (CVS-911)
    RTN Chakri Naruebet (CVS-911)
    Type: Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
     
    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74)
    USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74)
    Type: Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
     
    1993
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Kearsarge (LHD-3)
    USS Kearsarge (LHD-3)
    Type: Amphibious Assault Ship
     
    1992
    Thumbnail picture of the USS George Washington (CVN-73)
    USS George Washington (CVN-73)
    Type: Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
     
    1991
    Thumbnail picture of the Admiral Kuznetsov (CV Project 1143-5/6)
    Admiral Kuznetsov (CV Project 1143-5/6)
    Type: Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
     
    1989
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
    USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
    Type: Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
     
    1989
    Thumbnail picture of the INS Viraat (R22)
    INS Viraat (R22)
    Type: Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
     
    1989
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Wasp (LHD-1)
    USS Wasp (LHD-1)
    Type: Amphibious Assault Support Vessel
     
    1987
    Thumbnail picture of the Admiral Gorshkov (Baku CVHG-103)
    Admiral Gorshkov (Baku CVHG-103)
    Type: Aircraft Carrier / Heavy Cruiser Warship
     
    1986
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)
    USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)
    Type: Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
     
    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the Giuseppe Garibaldi (551)
    Giuseppe Garibaldi (551)
    Type: Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
     
    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Illustrious (R06)
    HMS Illustrious (R06)
    Type: Conventionally-Powered Light Aircraft Carrier
     
    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
    USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
    Type: Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
     
    1981
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Ark Royal (R07)
    HMS Ark Royal (R07)
    Type: Light Aircraft Carrier
     
    1980
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Invincible (R05)
    HMS Invincible (R05)
    Type: Conventionally-Powered Light Aircraft Carrier
     
    1980
    Thumbnail picture of the JS Shirane (DDH-143)
    JS Shirane (DDH-143)
    Type: Helicopter Carrier / Destroyer Warship
     
    1977
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)
    USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)
    Type: Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
     
    1975
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Nimitz (CVN-68)
    USS Nimitz (CVN-68)
    Type: Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier