Aircraft Carriers of WWII

NAME NUMBER YEAR SIZE
(Tons)
LENGTH
(Feet)
Langley CV-1 1922 11,000    542
Lexington CV-2 1927 33,000 888
Saratoga CV-3 1927 33,000 888
Ranger CV-4 1934 14,500 769
Yorktown CV-5 1937 19,800 810
Enterprise CV-6 1938 19,800 810
Wasp CV-7 1940 14,700 741
Hornet CV-8 1941 19,800 810
Essex CV-9 1942 36,000 872
Yorktown CV-10 1943 36,000 872
Intrepid CV-11 1943 36,000 872
Hornet CV-12 1943 36,000 872
Franklin CV-13 1943 36,000 888
Ticonderoga CV-14 1944 36,000 888
Randolph CV-15 1944 36,000 888
Lexington CV-16 1943 36,000 872
Bunker Hill CV-17 1943 36,000 872
Wasp CV-18 1943 36 000 872
Hancock CV-19 1944 36,000 888
Bennington CV-20 1944 36,000 872
Boxer CV-21 1945 36,000 888
Bon Homme Richard CV-31 1945 36,000 888
Leyte CV-32 1946 36,000 888
Kearsarge CV-33 1946 36,000 888
Oriskany CV-34 1950 36,000 888
Reprisal CV-35 (Cancelled)
Antietam CV-36 1945 36,000 888
Princeton CV-37 1945 36,000 888
Shangri-La CV-38 1944 36,000 888
Lake Champlain CV-39 1945 36,000 888
Tarawa CV-40 1945 36,000 888

 

LIGHT CARRIERS:

Independence CVL-22 1943 15,100 622
Princeton CVL-23 1943 15,100 622
Belleau Wood CVL-24 1943 15,100 622
Cowpens CVL-25 1943 15,100 622
Monterey CVL-26 1943 15,100 622
Langley CVL-27 1943 15,100 622
Cabot CVL-28 1943 15,100 622
Bataan CVL-29 1943 15,100 622
San Jacinto CVL-30 1943 15,100 622

 

ESCORT CARRIERS:

Long Island CVE-1 Tripoli CVE-64
Bogue CVE-9 Wake Island CVE-65
Card CVE-I I White Plains CVE-66
Copahee CVE-12 Solomons CVE-67
Core CVE-13 Kalinin Bay CVE-68
Nassau CVE-16 Kasaan Bay CVE-69
Altamaha CVE-18 Fanshav. Bay CVE-70
Barnes CVE-20 Kitkun Bay CVE-71
Block Island CVE-21 Tulagi CVE-72
Breton CVE-23 Gambier Bay CVE-73
Croatan CVE-25 Nehenta Bay CVE-74
Sangamon CVE-26 Hoggatt Bay CVE-75
Suwannee CVE-27 Kadashan Bay CVE-76
Chenango CVE-28 Marcus Island CVE-77
Santee CVE-29 Savo Island CVE-78
Prince William CVE-31 Ommaney Bay CVE-79
Casablanca CVE-55 Petrof Bay CVE-80
Liscome Bay CVE-56 Rudyerd Bay CVE-81
Anzio CVE-57 Saginaw Bay CVE-82
Corregidor CVE-58 Sargent Bay CVE-83
MissionBay CVE-59 Shamrock Bay CVE-84
Guadalcanal CVE 60 Shipley Bay CVE-85
ManilaBay CVE-61 Sitkoh Bay CVE-86
Natoma Bay CVE-62 Steamer Bay CVE-87
St. Io CVE-63 Cape Esperance CVE-88
Takansis Bay CVE-89 Gilbert Islands CVE-107
Thetis Bay CVE-90 Kula Gulf CVE-108
Makassar Strait CVE-91 Cape Gloucester CVE-109
Windham Bay CVE-92 Salerno Bay CVE-II0
Makin Island CVE-93 Vella Gulf CVE-III
Lunga Point CVE-94 Siboney CVE-112
Bismarck Sea CVE-95 Puget Sound CVE-113
Salamaua CVE-96 Rendova CVE-114
Hollandia CVE-97 Bairoko CVE-115
Kwajalein CVE-98 Badoeng Strait CVE-116
Admiralty Islands CVE-99 Saidor CVE-117
Bougainville CVE-I00 Sicily CVE-118
Matanikau CVE-IOI Point Cruz CVE-119
Attu CVE-102 Mindoro CVE-120
Rai CVE-103 Rabaul CVE-121
Munda CVE- I 04 Palau CVE-122
Commencement Bay CVE-105 Tinian CVE-123
Block Island CVE-106  
   

A Brief History of U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers

Aircraft Carrier from US Navy Ships
Aircraft Carriers from Thoralf Doehring
Helicopter assault ships (LHP) from Essex-class carriers
Historic Naval Ship Visitors' Guide from HNSA
Ships of the U.S. Navy, 1940-1945 from Patrick Clancey
US Fleet Carriers, WWII Era from Andrew Toppan
USN Aircraft Carriers from WWII-L
USS Belleau Wood (CVL-24) history
USS Boxer (CV-21) history
USS Cabot (CVL-28) history
USS Coral Sea (CV 43) history
USS Harry Truman Commissioned: American carriers have long history
USS Lexington (CV-16) history
USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) history
   


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