Navy Aircraft Carriers

  • USS Langley (CV 1)
  • USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77)
  • USS-YORKTOWN (CV 10)
  • USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76)
  • CORAL SEA (CV 43)
  • USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72)
  • USS FORRESTAL (CVA 59)
  • USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63)
  • USS PRINCETON (CV/CVA/CVS 37, LPH 5)
  • USS SARATOGA (CVA 60)
Image Ship Name
Hull Number
Commission /
Decommission
Date
Disposition
 
  USS Langley (CV 1) 20 Mar 1922 /
27 Feb 1942
Conv. to AV 3; Sunk as a result enemy action about 75 miles south of Tjilatjap.
 call for photo details USS Lexington (CV 2) 14 Dec 1927 /
8 May 1942
Sunk as a result of enemy action at the Battle of the Coral Sea.
 call for photo details USS Saratoga (CV 3) 16 Nov 1927 /
26 Jul 1946
Used as a test target and sunk at Bikini Atoll.
 call for photo details USS Ranger (CV 4) 4 Jun 1934 /
18 Oct 1946
Sold for scrap 31 Jan 1947 to Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.
 call for photo details USS Yorktown (CV 5) 30 Sep 1937 /
7 Jun 1942
Sunk due to enemy action at the Battle of Midway.
 call for photo details USS Enterprise (CV 6) 12 May 1938 /
17 Feb 1947
Sold, 1 Jul 1958.
 call for photo details USS Wasp (CV 7) 25 Apr 1940 /
15 Sep 1942
Sunk due to enemy action southeast of San Cristobal Island.
 call for photo details USS Hornet (CV 8) 20 Oct 1941 /
26 Oct 1942
Sunk due to enemy action at the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.
 call for photo details USS Essex (CV 9) 31 Dec 1942 /
20 Jun 1969
Stricken 1 Jun 1973. Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 1 Jun 1975.
  USS Yorktown (CV 10) 15 Apr 1943 /
27 Jun 1970
Stricken 1 Jun 1973. Established as a floating museum in Charleston, S.C., 13 Oct. 1975.
 call for photo details USS Intrepid (CV 11) 16 Aug 1943 /
15 Mar 1974
Established as a floating museum in New York City in 1982.
 call for photo details USS Hornet (CV 12) 20 Nov 1943 /
26 May 1970
Stricken from the Navy List 1989. Donated to The Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation for use as a museum on 26 May 1998.
 call for photo details USS Franklin (CV 13) 31 Jan 1944 /
17 Feb 1947
Reclassified AVT 8 on 15 May 1959. Stricken from the Navy List 10 Oct 1964.
 call for photo details USS Ticonderoga (CV 14) 8 May 1944 /
1 Sep 1973
Stricken from the Navy List 16 Nov 1973. Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 1 Sept 1975.
 call for photo details USS Randolph (CV 15) 9 Oct 1944 /
13 Feb 1969
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Jun 1973. Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 1 Apr 1975.
 call for photo details USS Lexington (CV 16) 17 Feb 1942 /
8 Nov 1991
Stricken from the Navy List 30 Nov 1991. Now a museum in Corpus Christi, Tex.
 call for photo details USS Bunker Hill (CV 17) 25 May 1943 /
9 Jul 1947
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Nov 1966; retained as moored electronic test ship in San Diego until Nov. 1972. Scrapped 1973.
 call for photo details USS Wasp (CV 18) 24 Nov 1943 /
1 Jul 1972
Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 21 May 1973.
 call for photo details USS Hancock (CV 19) 15 Apr 1944 /
30 Jan 1976
Stricken from the Navy List 31 Jan 1976; Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 1 Sept 1976.
 call for photo details USS Bennington (CV 20) 6 Aug 1944 /
15 Jan 1970
Stricken from the Navy List 1989. Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 1 Dec 1994.
 call for photo details USS Boxer (CV 21) 16 Apr 1945 /
1 Dec 1969
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Dec 1969; Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 13 Mar 1971.
 call for photo details USS Independence (CVL 22) 14 Jan 1943 /
28 Aug 1946
Sunk as target 29 Jun 1951.
 call for photo details USS Princeton (CVL 23) 25 Feb 1943 /
24 Oct 1944
Sunk due to enemy action in the Sibuyan Sea.
 call for photo details USS Belleau Wood (CVL 24) 31 Mar 1943 /
13 Jan 1947
Transferred to France 1953-1960. Returned. Stricken 1 Oct 1960 and sold for scrapping.
 call for photo details USS Cowpens (CVL 25) 28 May 1943 /
13 Jan 1947
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Nov 1959 and sold for scrapping.
 call for photo details USS Monterey (CVL 26) 17 Jun 1943 /
16 Jan 1956
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Jun 1970. Sold for scrapping in May 1971.
 call for photo details USS Langley (CVL 27) 31 Aug 1943 /
11 Feb 1947
Transferred to France 1951-1963; Sold 19 Feb 1964.
 call for photo details USS Cabot (CVL 28) 24 Jul 1943 /
21 Jan 1955
Transferred to Spain 30 Aug 1967; returned to private U.S. organization 1989. Auctioned by US Marshals Service to Sabe Marine Salvage, 10 Sep 1999.
 call for photo details USS Bataan (CVL 29) 17 Nov 1943 /
9 Apr 1954
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Sep 1959. Sold for scrapping May 1961.
 call for photo details USS San Jacinto (CVL 30) 15 Dec 1943 /
1 Mar 1947
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Jun 1970. Sold for scrapping on 15 Dec 1971 to National Metal and Steel Co., Terminal Island, Calif.
 call for photo details USS Bon Homme (CV 31) 26 Nov 1944 /
2 Jul 1971
Stricken from the Navy List 1989. Scrapped 4 Feb 1992.
 call for photo details USS Leyte (CV 32) 11 Apr 1946 /
15 May 1959
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Jun 1969.
 call for photo details USS Kearsarge (CV 33) 2 May 1946 /
15 Jan 1970
Stricken from the Navy List 1 May 1973. Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 1 Mar 1974.
 call for photo details USS Oriskany (CVA 34) 25 Sep 1950 /
20 Sep 1979
Stricken from Navy List 1989. Sold 9 Sep 1995, but contractor defaulted. Repossessed by the Navy and contract terminated 30 Jul 1997. Sunk off coast of Florida 17 May 2006 for use as articifical reef.
 call for photo details Reprisal(CV 35) — /– Never completed nor commissioned. Hull, 53% complete, was sold to Boston Metals Co, Baltimore, Md. and scrapped November 1949.
 call for photo details USS Antietam (CV 36) 28 Jan 1945 /
8 May 1963
Stricken from the Navy List 1 May 1973. Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 1 Dec 1973.
  USS Princeton (CV 37, LPH 5) 18 Nov 1945 /
30 Jan 1970
Stricken from the Navy List 30 Jan 1970.
 call for photo details USS Shangri-La (CV 38) 15 Sep 1944 /
30 Jul 1971
Stricken from the Navy List 15 Jul 1982; disposed of by MARAD exchange 9 Aug 1988.
 call for photo details USS Lake Champlain (CV 39) 3 Jun 1945 /
2 May 1966
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Dec 1969. Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 28 Apr 1972.
 call for photo details USS Tarawa (CV 40) 8 Dec 1945 /
13 May 1960
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Jun 1967.
 call for photo details USS Midway (CVB 41) 10 Sep 1945 /
11 Apr 1992
Stricken 17 Mar 1997; Towed to San Diego 5 January 2004 to be used as a museum and memorial.
 call for photo details USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB 42) 27 Oct 1945 /
1 Oct 1977
Stricken from the Navy List 30 Sept 1977; Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 1 Apr 1978.
  USS Coral Sea (CVB 43) 1 Oct 1947 /
26 Apr 1990
Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 7 May 1993.
 call for photo details USS Valley Forge (CV 45) 3 Nov 1946 /
15 Jan 1970
Stricken from the Navy List 15 Jan 1970; sold for scrap 29 Oct 1971 to Nicolai Joffre Corp., Beverly Hills, Calif.
 call for photo details USS Philippine Sea (CV 47) 11 May 1946 /
28 Dec 1958
Stricken from the Navy List 1 Dec 1969.
 call for photo details USS Saipan (CVL 48) 14 Jul 1946 /
14 Jan 1970
Name changed to Arlington 8 Apr 1965 and served as an communications relay ship until decomm. Disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 6 Jun 1976.
 call for photo details USS Wright (CVL 49) 9 Feb 1947 /
15 Mar 1956
Converted to and commissioned 11 May 1963 as a command ship. Decommissioned 27 May 1970 and disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping 1 Aug 1980.
  USS Forrestal (CVA 59) 1 Oct 1955 /
30 Sep 1993
Stricken from the Navy List 11 Sep 1993; At the Naval Education and Training Center, Newport, R.I., 14 Sept. 1998 on hold as museum donation.
  USS Saratoga (CVA 60) 14 Apr 1956 /
20 Aug 1994
Stricken from the Navy List 30 Sep 1994; berthed at the Naval Education and Training Center, Newport, R.I., 7 Aug. 1998.
 call for photo details USS Ranger (CVA 61) 10 Aug 1957 /
10 Jul 1993
In inactive reserve in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, Wash.
 call for photo details USS Independence (CV 62) 10 Jan 1959 /
30 Sep 1998
In inactive reserve in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, Wash.
  USS Kitty Hawk(CV 63) 29 Apr 1961 /
12 May 2009
 call for photo details USS Constellation (CV 64) 27 Oct 1961 /
7 Aug 2003
Towed 12 September 2003, to be placed in inactive reserve in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, Wash.
 call for photo details USS Enterprise(CVN 65) 25 Nov 1961 / —
 call for photo details USS America (CV 66) 23 Jan 1965 /
9 Aug 1996
Stricken from Navy List; In the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Philadelphia, Penn. planned for scrapping, instead sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast on 14 May 2005, following a series of tests consisting of simulated attacks on the ship.
 call for photo details USS John F. Kennedy(CV 67) 7 Sep 1968 /
23 Mar 2007
 call for photo details USS Nimitz (CVN 68) 3 May 1975 / — Active —
 call for photo details USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) 18 Oct 1977 / — Active —
 call for photo details USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) 13 Mar 1982 / — Active —
call for photo details USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) 25 Oct 1986 / — Active —
  USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) 11 Nov 1989 / — Active —
 call for photo details USS George Washington (CVN 73) 4 July 1992 / — Active —
 call for photo details USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) 9 Dec 1995 / — Active —
 call for photo details USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) 25 July 1998 / — Active —
  USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) 12 July 2003 / — Active —
  USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) 10 Jan 2009 / — Active —
 call for photo details PCU Gerald R. Ford(CVN 78) under construction / — Active —
 call for photo details PCU John F. Kennedy(CVN 79) under construction / — Active —

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