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20 of the Most Famous US Aircraft Carriers

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Designed as a floating airstrip, the aircraft carriers are the largest ships in any navies around the world. The US naval force owns its formidable reputation to its carrier task force. Because carriers are often named with the same name, they are identified by their “CV” designation.

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CV-6 Enterprise Report Abuse
Part of US Navy task force that defeated the Japanese navy at Midway. She was the most decorated vessel in the navy earning 20 battle stars in WW2
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CVN-65 Enterprise 1961 Report Abuse
The Enterprise was the first nuclear-powered and longest aircraft carrier of the US navy.
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Part of US nuclear task force that sailed around the world (31,000 miles) in 65 days WITHOUT refueling
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CV-5 Yorktown 1937 Report Abuse
The Yorktown was part of the carrier task force that destroyed half the Japanese carrier fleet at the battle of midway. She was sunk on June 1942 after being bombed by Japanese “Val” Bombers.
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CV-8 Hornet 1941 Report Abuse
The Hornet was sunk at the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands in October 1942
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CV-2 Lexington 1927 Report Abuse
The Lexington met her demise on May 1942 at the Battle of the Coral Sea
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CVN-70 Carl Vinson 1981 Report Abuse
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CV-42 USS Franklin D. Roosevelt 1945 Report Abuse
The USS Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first carrier that went operational with jet fighters on her flight deck.
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CVB-41 Midway 1945 Report Abuse
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Midway Magic earned the PUC presidential unit citation for being the outstanding carrier of the Vietnam war. Also during Operation Frequent Wind finally got Net Control from Coral Sea who wasn't handling it well, kept it and was lauded by the Admiral in charge of the evacuation
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135+ days at sea for Desert Shield/Desert Storm. We had a 6 pack line period (2 cans of beer after each 45 days at sea.).
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CVN-68 Nimitz 1975 Report Abuse
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Plank owner. V-1 Division
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CV-43 USS Coral Sea 1946 Report Abuse
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Most days on the line during Viet Nam.
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CVL-22 USS Independence 1942 Report Abuse
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CV-7 Wasp 1940 Report Abuse
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CV-17 USS Bunker Hill 1943 Report Abuse
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USS Franklin Report Abuse
The ship that would not die. Had the most number of crew killed in action of any warship to not sink. Efforts of the crew to save sinking ship after a Kamikaze attack led to saving over 300 sailors trapped below.
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CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk Report Abuse
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Why was it called the kity hawk??
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Last conventionally-fuelled aircraft carrier in service. Decommisioned 2009
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CV-3 USS Saratoga 1927 Report Abuse
She was visually identical in every respect with her sister ship, the Lexington. Her only distinguishing feature was a black stripe painted on her funnel, hence her nickname “Stripe-Stacked Sara."
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CV-67 John F. Kennedy 1968 Report Abuse
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CVN-76 Ronald Reagan 2003 Report Abuse
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USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60) Report Abuse
Casablanca-class escort carrier. In 1994 was flagship of Task Group 22.3 which captured the German submarine U-505 — the first enemy warship captured on the high seas since 1815 — and was awarded a Presidential Unit Citation.
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correction — date should be 1944, not 1994.
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USS Ranger Report Abuse
The first Aircraft carrier in the fleet to be built as such from the keel up, all the ones before were converted from other ships
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When was it decommisioned
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CVN-77 George H.W. Bush 2009 Report Abuse
The George H.W. Bush is the latest addition to the US navy Carrier fleet.
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CV-19 USS Hancock 1944 Report Abuse
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CV-1 Langley 1922 Report Abuse
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First Aircraft carrier in the navy
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CVL-23 Princeton 1943 Report Abuse
The Princeton was sunk at the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944
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CV/CVA-19 USS Hancock 1944 Report Abuse
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USS card Report Abuse
because they went on hunting trips in WWII and the vietnam war
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