Modern Aircraft Carriers
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 Aircraft Carriers in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below by initial year of service descending. Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator.
This listing also includes Helicopter Carriers and future vessels under consideration or development.
The Admiral Gorshkov was born as the Baku and was later sold off to the Indian Navy to become its INS Vikramaditya ...
The Admiral Kuznetsov is the only ship in her class, as her sister ship Varyag was never completed...
The conventionally-powered BNS Sao Paulo A12 is set to be decommissioned and scrapped due to expenses in keeping he...
The Cavour 550 aircraft carrier is a relatively new entry into the ranks of the Italian Navy, having been commissio...
The pride of the modern Chinese naval fleet is CNS Liaoning 16 which began life as the Cold War-era Soviet Navy air...
The Shandong 17 is an under-construction, conventionally-powered aircraft carrier set to serve the growing Chinese ...
ENS Gamal Abdel Nasser was originally intended for sale to the Russian Navy - political pressure forced its sale to...
FS Charles de Gaulle R91 became the first French-made, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and the only true carrier i...
The FS Mistral is the lead ship of the multi-purpose Mistral-class of amphibious assault ships....
The FS Tonnere amphibious assault ship is a modern French vessel used to support land-based forces attacking from t...
Commissioned in September of 1985, Giuseppe Garibaldi maintains an active status with the modern Italian naval flee...
HMAS Canberra L02 is the pride of the modern Australian Navy, commissioned in November of 2014 and serving in a mul...
HMS Ark Royal was original set to be named HMS Indomitable but public outcry at the scrapping of the WW2-era carrie...
The light aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious R06 became the second of three-strong Invincible-class for the British R...
HMS Invincible R05 saw her most notable action during the 1982 Falklands War with Argentina....
Barring any major changes to the program, HMS Prince of Wales aircraft carrier will be made ready in 2018....
HMS Queen Elizabeth R08 aircraft carrier is expected to begin formal service in 2016....
Chakri Naruebet, of the modern Royal Thai Navy, is the smallest actively serving aircraft carrier anywhere in the w...
The Indian Navy refitted the ex-Soviet aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov to become its modern INS Vikramaditya comm...
The INS Vikrant is currently set to become India's first-ever home-grown aircraft carrier design....
The INS Viraat R22 was an ex-British Royal Navy aircraft carrier received by the Indian Navy in 1986....
The INS Vishal will follow her sister, the INS Vikrant, into Indian Navy service in the next decade and sport a hig...
The JDS Hyuga DDH-181 helicopter carrier was called into action following the March 2011 Tsunami and subsequent nuc...
The JDS Ise DDH-182 is the second of two Hyuga-class helicopter destroyers in service with the modern Japanese Navy...
Attempting to keep pace with China, the Japanese Navy unveiled the JDS Izumo helicopter carrier in August of 2013 f...
The amphibious assault ship ROKS Dokdo LPH-6111 serves as flagship of the Rapid Response Fleet of the South Korean ...
The Anadolu - its design said to have been under consideration since 2006 - is set to become the first Turkish Navy...
The USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72 is the second US Navy vessel to be named after the former president....
The USS Carl Vinson has recently seen action in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and the Global War on Terrori...
The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69 aircraft carrier has taken part in several notable American-led actions since h...
The USS Enterprise CVN-80 is the third named ship of the now-three-strong class of American supercarrier....
USS George H.W. Bush CVN-77 was commissioned in 2009 forming the final ship of the ten-strong Nimitz-class of aircr...
There have been four ships in United States Navy service to have been named after the founding father, George Washi...
The supercarrier USS Gerald Ford was expected to join ranks of the United States Navy sometime in 2015 - delays hav...
The USS John C. Stennis makes up the fifth of the ten total Nimitz-class aircraft carriers built....
The USS John F. Kennedy CVN-79 will be the second of the Gerald R. Ford-class of nuclear supercarriers when she is ...
LHD-3 is the fifth United States Navy ship to carry the USS Kearsarge name originating from Mount Kearsarge of New ...
The USS Nimitz CVN-68 nuclear-powered aircraft carrier became the lead ship of the 10-strong Nimitz-class in servic...
USS Ronald Reagan CVN-76 is the ninth ship of the ten-strong Nimitz-class group of nuclear-powered aircraft carrier...
The USS Theodore Roosevelt was the 4th Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier out of a family of ten....