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WW2 Aircraft Carriers (1939-1945)

The aircraft carrier officially supplanted the mighty battleship as the primary instrument of naval warfare during World War 2.

WW2 Aircraft Carriers (1939-1945)

The aircraft carrier officially supplanted the mighty battleship as the primary instrument of naval warfare during World War 2.

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There are a total of 65 WW2 Aircraft Carriers (1939-1945) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator.

This listing also includes Escort Carriers which proved popular as dimensionally smaller, economically-minded warships during the period.




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Aquila
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the Aquila
001
National Flag Graphic
1941
FS Bearn
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the FS Bearn
002
National Flag Graphic
1927
HMS Argus (I49)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier / Barracks Ship
Picture of the HMS Argus (I49)
003
National Flag Graphic
1918
HMS Ark Royal (91)
Conventionally-Powered Fleet Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the HMS Ark Royal (91)
004
National Flag Graphic
1938
HMS Ark Royal / HMS Pegasus
Seaplane Carrier
Picture of the HMS Ark Royal / HMS Pegasus
005
National Flag Graphic
1914
HMS Audacity (D10)
Escort Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the HMS Audacity (D10)
006
National Flag Graphic
1941
HMS Eagle
Conventionally-Powered Fleet Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the HMS Eagle
007
National Flag Graphic
1924
HMS Furious (47)
Battlecruiser Warship / Converted Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the HMS Furious (47)
008
National Flag Graphic
1917
HMS Hermes (95)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the HMS Hermes (95)
009
National Flag Graphic
1924
HMS Unicorn (I72)
Maintenance Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the HMS Unicorn (I72)
0010
National Flag Graphic
1943
HMS Victorious (R38)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the HMS Victorious (R38)
0011
National Flag Graphic
1941
HMS Warrior (R31)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the HMS Warrior (R31)
0012
National Flag Graphic
1945
IJN Akagi
Conventionally-Powered Fleet Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the IJN Akagi
0013
National Flag Graphic
1927
IJN Chiyoda
Seaplane Tender / Light Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the IJN Chiyoda
0014
National Flag Graphic
1938
IJN Hiryu
Conventionally-Powered Fleet Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the IJN Hiryu
0015
National Flag Graphic
1939
IJN Hosho
Conventionally-Powered Fleet Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the IJN Hosho
0016
National Flag Graphic
1922
IJN I-400 (STo / Sen-Toku)
Aircraft-Carrying Diesel-Electric Submarine
Picture of the IJN I-400 (STo / Sen-Toku)
0017
National Flag Graphic
1944
IJN Ise
Dreadnought Battleship / Hybrid Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the IJN Ise
0018
National Flag Graphic
1917
IJN Kaga
Conventionally-Powered Fleet Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the IJN Kaga
0019
National Flag Graphic
1929
IJN Mogami
Light / Heavy Cruiser Warship / Aircraft Cruiser
Picture of the IJN Mogami
0020
National Flag Graphic
1935
IJN Ryujo
Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the IJN Ryujo
0021
National Flag Graphic
1933
IJN Shinano
Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the IJN Shinano
0022
National Flag Graphic
1945
IJN Shoho
Converted Light Carrier
Picture of the IJN Shoho
0023
National Flag Graphic
1941
IJN Shokaku
Conventionally-Powered Fleet Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the IJN Shokaku
0024
National Flag Graphic
1941
IJN Soryu
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the IJN Soryu
0025
National Flag Graphic
1937
IJN Taiho
Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the IJN Taiho
0026
National Flag Graphic
1944
IJN Tone
Light / Heavy Cruiser Warship / Floatplane Carrier
Picture of the IJN Tone
0027
National Flag Graphic
1938
IJN Zuiho
Converted Light Carrier
Picture of the IJN Zuiho
0028
National Flag Graphic
1940
IJN Zuikaku
Conventionally-Powered Fleet Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the IJN Zuikaku
0029
National Flag Graphic
1941
KMS Graf Zeppelin (Flugzeugtrager A)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier Project
Picture of the KMS Graf Zeppelin (Flugzeugtrager A)
0030
National Flag Graphic
1938
USS Antietam (CV-36)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS Antietam (CV-36)
0031
National Flag Graphic
1945
USS Attu (CVE-102)
Escort Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS Attu (CVE-102)
0032
National Flag Graphic
1944
USS Bogue (CVE-9)
Escort Carrier / Aircraft Carrier Warship
Picture of the USS Bogue (CVE-9)
0033
National Flag Graphic
1942
USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31)
0034
National Flag Graphic
1944
USS Cabot (CVL-28)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS Cabot (CVL-28)
0035
National Flag Graphic
1943
USS Cowpens (CVL-25)
Comventilonally-Powered Light Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS Cowpens (CVL-25)
0036
National Flag Graphic
1943
USS Dixmude (A-609)
Aircraft Transport / Escort Carrier
Picture of the USS Dixmude (A-609)
0037
National Flag Graphic
1940
USS Enterprise (CV-6)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS Enterprise (CV-6)
0038
National Flag Graphic
1938
USS Essex (CV-9)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS Essex (CV-9)
0039
National Flag Graphic
1942
USS Franklin (CV-13)
Escort Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS Franklin (CV-13)
0040
National Flag Graphic
1944
USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42)
0041
National Flag Graphic
1945
USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60)
Escort Carrier
Picture of the USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60)
0042
National Flag Graphic
1943
USS Hancock (CV-19)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS Hancock (CV-19)
0043
National Flag Graphic
1944
USS Hornet (CV-12)
Conventionally-Powered Fleet Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS Hornet (CV-12)
0044
National Flag Graphic
1943
USS Hornet (CV-8)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS Hornet (CV-8)
0045
National Flag Graphic
1941
USS Independence (CVL-22)
Conventionally-Powered Light Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS Independence (CVL-22)
0046
National Flag Graphic
1943
USS Intrepid (CV-11)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS Intrepid (CV-11)
0047
National Flag Graphic
1943
USS Kalinin Bay (CVE-68)
Escort Carrier
Picture of the USS Kalinin Bay (CVE-68)
0048
National Flag Graphic
1943
USS Lake Champlain (CV-39)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS Lake Champlain (CV-39)
0049
National Flag Graphic
1945
USS Langley (CV-1)
Turbo Electrical-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS Langley (CV-1)
0050
National Flag Graphic
1922
USS Langley (CVL-27)
Conventionall-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS Langley (CVL-27)
0051
National Flag Graphic
1943
USS Lexington (CV-2)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS Lexington (CV-2)
0052
National Flag Graphic
1927
USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56)
Escort Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56)
0053
National Flag Graphic
1943
USS Ranger (CV-4)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS Ranger (CV-4)
0054
National Flag Graphic
1934
USS Sable (IX-81)
Aviator Training Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS Sable (IX-81)
0055
National Flag Graphic
1924
USS San Jacinto (CVL-30)
Light Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS San Jacinto (CVL-30)
0056
National Flag Graphic
1943
USS Saratoga (CV-3)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS Saratoga (CV-3)
0057
National Flag Graphic
1927
USS Shamrock Bay (CVE-84)
Escort Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS Shamrock Bay (CVE-84)
0058
National Flag Graphic
1944
USS Shangri-La (CV-38)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS Shangri-La (CV-38)
0059
National Flag Graphic
1944
USS St. Lo (CVE-63)
Escort Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS St. Lo (CVE-63)
0060
National Flag Graphic
1943
USS Ticonderoga (CV-14)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS Ticonderoga (CV-14)
0061
National Flag Graphic
1944
USS Wasp (CV-7)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS Wasp (CV-7)
0062
National Flag Graphic
1940
USS Wolverine (IX-64)
Aviator Training Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS Wolverine (IX-64)
0063
National Flag Graphic
1942
USS Yorktown (CV-10 / CVA-10 / CVS-10)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS Yorktown (CV-10 / CVA-10 / CVS-10)
0064
National Flag Graphic
1943
USS Yorktown (CV-5)
Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Picture of the USS Yorktown (CV-5)
0065
National Flag Graphic
1937


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