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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 (42) 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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    I
     1 


    2025
    Thumbnail picture of the INS Vishal

    INS Vishal
    Aircraft Carrier
    U
     2 


    2025
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Enterprise (CVN-80)

    USS Enterprise (CVN-80)
    Nuclear-Powered Supercarrier
    T
     3 


    2021
    Thumbnail picture of the TCG Anadolu (Anatolia)

    TCG Anadolu (Anatolia)
    Helicopter Carrier / Amphibious Assault Ship
    U
     4 


    2020
    Thumbnail picture of the USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79)

    USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79)
    Nuclear-Powered Supercarrier
    I
     5 


    2019
    Thumbnail picture of the INS Vikrant

    INS Vikrant
    Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
    H
     6 


    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Prince of Wales (R09)

    HMS Prince of Wales (R09)
    Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
    H
     7 


    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08)

    HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08)
    Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
    H
     8 


    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the HMAS Adelaide (L01)

    HMAS Adelaide (L01)
    Helicopter Carrier/ Amphibious Assault Ship
    U
     9 


    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78)

    USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78)
    Nuclear-Powered Supercarrier
    J
     10 


    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the JS Izumo (DDH-183)

    JS Izumo (DDH-183)
    Helicopter Destroyer Warship
    H
     11 


    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the HMAS Canberra (L02)

    HMAS Canberra (L02)
    Helicopter Carrier / Amphibious Assault Ship
    I
     12 


    2013
    Thumbnail picture of the INS Vikramaditya (R33)

    INS Vikramaditya (R33)
    Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
    U
     13 


    2013
    Thumbnail picture of the USS America (LHA-6)

    USS America (LHA-6)
    Amphibious Assault Ship / Light Aircraft Carrier
    C
     14 


    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the CNS Liaoning (16)

    CNS Liaoning (16)
    Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
    J
     15 


    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the JS Ise (DDH-182)

    JS Ise (DDH-182)
    Helicopter Destroyer / Aircraft Carrier
    J
     16 


    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the JS Hyuga (DDH-181)

    JS Hyuga (DDH-181)
    Helicopter Carrier / Destroyer Warship
    U
     17 


    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77)

    USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77)
    Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier
    C
     18 


    2008
    Thumbnail picture of the Cavour (550)

    Cavour (550)
    Aircraft Carrier
    F
     19 


    2006
    Thumbnail picture of the FS Tonnere (L0914)

    FS Tonnere (L0914)
    Helicopter Carrier / Amphibious Assault Vessel
    F
     20 


    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the FS Mistral (L9013)

    FS Mistral (L9013)
    Amphibious Assault Ship / Helicopter Carrier
    U
     21 


    2003
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)

    USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)
    Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
    F
     22 


    2001
    Thumbnail picture of the FS Charles de Gaulle (R91)

    FS Charles de Gaulle (R91)
    Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
    B
     23 


    2000
    Thumbnail picture of the BNS Sao Paulo (A12)

    BNS Sao Paulo (A12)
    Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
    U
     24 


    1998
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75)

    USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75)
    Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
    R
     25 


    1997
    Thumbnail picture of the RTN Chakri Naruebet (CVS-911)

    RTN Chakri Naruebet (CVS-911)
    Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
    U
     26 


    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74)

    USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74)
    Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
    U
     27 


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

    USS Kearsarge (LHD-3)
    Amphibious Assault Ship
    U
     28 


    1992
    Thumbnail picture of the USS George Washington (CVN-73)

    USS George Washington (CVN-73)
    Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
    A
     29 


    1991
    Thumbnail picture of the Admiral Kuznetsov (CV Project 1143-5/6)

    Admiral Kuznetsov (CV Project 1143-5/6)
    Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
    I
     30 


    1989
    Thumbnail picture of the INS Viraat (R22)

    INS Viraat (R22)
    Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
    U
     31 


    1989
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)

    USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
    Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
    U
     32 


    1989
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Wasp (LHD-1)

    USS Wasp (LHD-1)
    Amphibious Assault Support Vessel
    A
     33 


    1987
    Thumbnail picture of the Admiral Gorshkov (Baku CVHG-103)

    Admiral Gorshkov (Baku CVHG-103)
    Aircraft Carrier / Heavy Cruiser Warship
    U
     34 


    1986
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)

    USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)
    Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
    G
     35 


    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the Giuseppe Garibaldi (551)

    Giuseppe Garibaldi (551)
    Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
    H
     36 


    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Illustrious (R06)

    HMS Illustrious (R06)
    Conventionally-Powered Light Aircraft Carrier
    U
     37 


    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
    Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
    H
     38 


    1981
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Ark Royal (R07)

    HMS Ark Royal (R07)
    Light Aircraft Carrier
    H
     39 


    1980
    Thumbnail picture of the HMS Invincible (R05)

    HMS Invincible (R05)
    Conventionally-Powered LIght Aircraft Carrier
    J
     40 


    1980
    Thumbnail picture of the JS Shirane (DDH-143)

    JS Shirane (DDH-143)
    Helicopter Carrier / Destroyer Warship
    U
     41 


    1977
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)

    USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)
    Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
    U
     42 


    1975
    Thumbnail picture of the USS Nimitz (CVN-68)

    USS Nimitz (CVN-68)
    Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier