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Five Essex-class aircraft carriers at Long Beach Naval Shipyard, California, 2 August 1966. Shown are USS Bennington (CVS-20), USS Bon Homme Richard ...

Essex-class aircraft carrier

USS Oriskany (CVA-34) near Midway Atoll 1967.jpg

USS Valley Forge (LPH-8), c. 1963

Naval Air Station Alameda, California 1966.

USS Ticonderoga

The U.S. Aircraft Carrier USS Boxer Operating Off North Korea-Stocktrek Images-Photographic Print

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USS Princeton underway as LPH-5

USS Bennington was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II

USS Yorktown at sea off of Hawaii, early 1960s

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USS Valley Forge LPH in Vietnam | USS VALLEY FORGE CV-45 U.S. NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIER VIETNAM .

... National Ensign is raised for the first time during commissioning ceremonies for USS Yorktown (CV 10) at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Virginia, April 15, ...

Mothballed Yorktown at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in 1948. From front to rear USS Essex

USS Hornet (CV/CVA/CVS-12) is a United States Navy aircraft carrier of the Essex class. Construction started in August 1942. She was originally named USS ...

USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14) - Essex class Aircraft Carrier [SCB-125] (USA)

USS Essex (CV 9) shortly after her launch at Newport News Shipbuilding on July 31, 1942. The James River Bridge can be seen in the background. (Naval ...

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USS Intrepid CV CVA CVS 11 Essex class aircraft carrier US Navy

The Navy's Biggest Fear: 2 Ways That Guarantee You Will Sink an Aircraft Carrier

US Navy Photo

A U.S. Aircraft Carriers 2 Greatest Foes (And No, Not North Korea, China or Russia)

Boston Naval Shipyard Annex (1958)

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Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier

US Navy Photo

USS Midway Museum (CV-41).

Nuclear Power in Aircraft Carriers

USS Shangri-La (CV-38), September 1945. US Naval History & Heritage Command

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USS Hornet (CVS-12) underway at sea on 9 August 1968 (USN

Career (United States) Namesake: Washington's winter quarters 1777-78 Builder: Philadelphia Naval Shipyard Laid down: 14 September 1943 Launched: 8 July ...

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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) prepares to pull into Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va. in 2017. US Navy Photo

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1. USS Hornet, San Francisco Bay area

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USS Yorktown (CV-10) during World War II

Essex class aircraft carrier. USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31) underway c1956.jpg

Redesignated as an amphibious assault ship (LPH 5) 2 March 1959; converted at Long Beach Navy Yard ...

HMS Queen Elizabeth has arrived back in Portsmouth following successful First of Class rotary wing trials in the Atlantic. Royal Navy Photo

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USS Saratoga returns from Operation Desert Storm. US Navy Photo

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Boxer Class ...

USS Hornet (CV-12) at sea during World War II

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USS Hornet (CV-12), World War II. Overhead plan and starboard

Aircraft carrier

USS Valley Forge - CV-45

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The USS Bennington, CV-20, was one of 24 Essex class aircraft carriers

Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility. Aircraft carriers ...

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Ship Chirstening Preparations

... and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) are underway in formation during a simulated straits transit on June 5, 2017.

Design

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Silhouettes of the USN aircraft carriers in WWII

The Boxer celebrating 75,000 landings in 1955.

Saratoga landing planes

Saratoga underway in 1942

Four of a Kind: The Illustrious Class Aircraft Carriers

USS Essex (CV 9) begins trials on the James River just after her commissioning on December 31, 1942. (Hampton Roads Naval Museum File Photo)

Essex class aircraft carrier. USS Bennington (CVS-20) underway at sea on 5 March 1965 (NH

USS Long Beach (CGN-9)

Battleship

Launching of Oriskany at New York Naval Shipyard on 13 October 1945

German navy frigate FGS HESSEN (F 221) trails the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) while transiting the Strait of Gibraltar on ...

U.S. Aircraft Carrier Deployments at 25 Year Low as Navy Struggles to Reset Force

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USS Leyte (CV-32)

... return to New York Navy Yard under her own power ...

After some gun and radar installations, USS Franklin (CV 13) passes the downtown Norfolk waterfront after leaving Norfolk Naval Shipyard in February 1944.

USS SHANGRI-LA was one of the ESSEX - class aircraft carriers and the first ship to bear the name. The name "SHANGRI-LA" was taken from a speech of ...

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ArtToMedia 3-D Shipwreck Map of the USS Oriskany in Florida

Abandoned Warships: 30 Decaying Aircraft Carriers, Submarines & Other Military Vessels – HistoryInOrbit.com

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Preserved at Corpus Christi, TX. Holds record for the most arrested landings in history, 493,248 in all.

NAVAL STATION

USS Intrepid is one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built for the United States

Illustrious-class aircraft carrier

Wisconsin escorting US Essex-class aircraft carriers in the Pacific Ocean during World War II

Sadly, though later the nation would do so for five Essex class carriers, the Big "E" was never set aside, and she was scrapped in 1960.

Five Essex-class aircraft carriers at Long Beach Naval Shipyard, California, 2 August 1966. Shown are USS Bennington (CVS-20), USS Bon Homme Richard ...

Essex-class aircraft carrier

USS Oriskany (CVA-34) near Midway Atoll 1967.jpg

USS Shangri-La

Two Essex class aircraft carriers, USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31) and USS Hancock (CV-19), as well as USS Coral Sea (CV-43)

USS Wasp (CV-18)

USS Valley Forge (LPH-8), c. 1963

USS Lexington (CVS-16) underway in the 1960s.JPEG

USS Princeton underway as LPH-5

USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) at sea in 1945 (NH 42373)

The USS Hornet.

USS Bennington was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II

USS Yorktown at sea off of Hawaii, early 1960s

Mothballed Yorktown at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in 1948. From front to rear USS Essex (CV-9), USS Ticonderoga (CV-14), USS Yorktown, USS Lexington (CV-16) ...

USS Hancock (CVA-19) off Pearl Harbor 1968.jpg

USS Intrepid (CV-11) in the Philippine Sea, November 1944

USS Midway (CVA-41) in the Pacific Ocean on 30 November 1974 (

Design[edit]

USS Kearsarge (CVS-33) crew spells out 'Mercury 9' on the

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USS Coral Sea (CV-43)

Boston Naval Shipyard Annex (1958)

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Side view of an aircraft carrier in motion. A helicopter sits on the carrier's deck

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USS Lexington (CV-2) leaving San Diego on 14 October 1941 (80

USS Intrepid CV CVA CVS 11 Essex class aircraft carrier US Navy

A U.S. Aircraft Carriers 2 Greatest Foes (And No, Not North Korea, China or Russia)

USS Saratoga (CV-60)

USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14) - Essex class Aircraft Carrier [SCB-125] (USA)

US Navy Photo

USS Saratoga returns from Operation Desert Storm. US Navy Photo

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, 22 Apr 1949 USS Essex (CV-9) in

Intrepid launching an aircraft during the Battle of Leyte Gulf

USS Essex (CV-9) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, October 1945.

USS Midway Museum (CV-41).

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Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier

US Navy Photo

A black and white photo of a large aircraft carrier with aircraft filling its deck.

USS Shangri-La (CV-38), September 1945. US Naval History & Heritage Command

USS Essex departing San Francisco Naval Shipyard California United States 15 April 1944. Essex Class

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) prepares to pull into Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va. in 2017. US Navy Photo

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Aft view of USS Ticonderoga, circa 1955 Us Navy Aircraft, Navy Aircraft Carrier,

Five U.S. Navy Essex-class aircraft carriers at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard, California (USA), on 2 August 1966: USS Bennington (CVS-2…

USS Essex (CV-9) deck loaded with aircraft fighters during World War II.

USS "Kearsarge" (CV - one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers completed during or shortly after World War II for the United States Navy.

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1. USS Hornet, San Francisco Bay area

Amphibious assault ship

CARRIER ~ USS Oriskany ~ BFD Us Navy Aircraft, Navy Aircraft Carrier, Essex Class

Commissioning of USS Yorktown on 15 April 1943.

Boxer Class ...

USS BENNINGTON CVA20

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Newport News Shipbuilding

Intrepid operating in the Mediterranean in the 1970s.

"Long-hull" Essex (Ticonderoga class)[edit]

Task Group ALFA, formation portrait of the anti-submarine group's ships and aircraft, taken during 1959 exercises in the Atlantic.

USS Ticonderoga passing through Sunds Strait on 24 April 1971 (NH - Essex-class aircraft carrier - Wikipedia

1969–1976[edit]

1957–1960[edit]

After the war[edit]

USS Shangri-La (CVA-38) - Essex class Aircraft Carrier [SCB

HMS Ark Royal Royal Navy Aircraft Carriers, Navy Carriers, Hms Ark Royal, Royal

Shangri-La after her SCB-125 refit in 1956

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[Photo] USS Hancock off Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 4 Mar 1954

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1958 Taiwan Strait crisis[edit]

1965–1974[edit]

Hornet in early 1945.

History of the aircraft carrier

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USS Lexington known as "The Blue Ghost", Essex-class lost 1942

Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). Uss Tarawa, Army & Navy

uss kearsarge cv-33

A row of 20 mm Oerlikon guns aboard the Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Hornet 1945 (CV-12) [2465 2617]

Panoramic image of Yorktown at Patriots Point

USS Randolph (CV-15, Essex class Essex Class, Navy Carriers, Navy

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Attack carrier (1945–1954)[edit]

Kearsarge after her SCB-27A modernization.

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WWII Aircraft Carriers Silhouettte Class Comparison

Essex class USS Hornet (CV-12) leaving Brooklyn Navy Yard, Fall 1953.

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Essex class USS Leyte (CV-32) At anchor in Sasebo harbor, Japan

Launching of Oriskany at New York Naval Shipyard on 13 October 1945

World War II: USS Randolph (CV-15). United States NavyBattleshipNavy Aircraft ...

[Photo] Port side view of Essex-class carrier Ticonderoga receiving final preparations at Newport News Naval Shipyard before being delivered to the US Navy, ...