List of historical aircraft carriers
In order to maintain clarity, aircraft carriers currently in service are kept in a separate list: List of current aircraft carriers
- Independencia - acquired by Great Britain in 1958, formerly HMCS Warrior , decommissioned in 1970.
- Veinticinco De Mayo - acquired in 1968 by the Netherlands, formerly Karel Doorman , formerly British HMS Venerable , decommissioned in 1997.
- HMAS Albatross - put into service January 23, 1929, sold to Great Britain in 1938.
- HMAS Sydney - ex HMS Terrible , entered service December 16, 1948, decommissioned 1973.
- HMAS Vengeance - Received from Great Britain in 1944 ( Colossus class), general overhaul in 1956 and sold to Brazil in 1960, there as Minas Gerais .
- HMAS Melbourne - ex HMS Majestic , keel laid April 15, 1943, launched February 28, 1945, sold by Great Britain to Australia in 1952. After work was interrupted, it was christened on October 28, 1955. Shut down in 1983 and sold to the People's Republic of China for scrapping in 1985.
- NAeL Minas Gerais - acquired by Great Britain in 1956, formerly HMS Vengeance , decommissioned in 2001, scrapped on Alang beach .
- NAe São Paulo ( Clemenceau class ) acquired in 2000 by France, formerly Foch , decommissioned in 2017.
Although aircraft carriers had been commissioned several times and construction had already started several times, Germany never had a completed or operational aircraft carrier.
Ausonia (conversion from passenger ship)
- Ausonia - Keel laid in 1914 by order of an Italian shipping company at Blohm & Voss in Hamburg, launched on April 15, 1915. Due to the end of the war in November 1918, completion of the fuselage for the aircraft carrier, planned for the end of the war, did not begin, canceled in 1922 at the shipyard.
- Graf Zeppelin - keel laid in 1936, launched on December 8, 1938, construction freeze in 1940, work resumed in 1942, final construction freeze in 1943. Grounded in shallow water near Stettin in 1945, uplift by the USSR, sinking on June 18, 1947 after evaluation of the construction in the Baltic Sea.
- Aircraft carrier B - keel laid in 1938, construction stopped on September 19, 1939, demolished in 1940 while still lying on a pile.
Seydlitz (conversion from heavy cruiser)
- Seydlitz -Keellaid on December 29, 1936 as a heavy cruiser of the Admiral Hipper class (14,240 ts), launched on January 17, 1939. In May 1942, the Seydlitz was largely completed when the conversion to an aircraft carrier (for 20 aircraft) was ordered has been. A short time later (February 2, 1943) construction halted and then used as a residential ship , blasted in 1945 in the port of Königsberg. The wreck lay in Königsberg for years and was then probably demolished.
De Grasse (conversion from light cruiser)
- De Grasse - captured in France in 1940 while still lying on a pile. In 1942 the French cruiser was included in the German carrier construction program and, like the Seydlitz , was to be completed as a light carrier . Construction stopped in February 1943.
Training aircraft carrier
- Potsdam - conversion from a passenger ship to an aircraft carrier ordered in May 1942. Due to its low speed, it was canceled as a carrier for use in the fleet in November 1942, but at the same time an order was given to convert it into a training aircraft carrier. After renovation work began in February 1943, construction stopped.
For the passenger ships Gneisenau (18,160 ts), the sister ship of the Potsdam , and Europa (47,000 ts), the conversion to aircraft carriers was also ordered in May 1942. Because of the low speed of the Gneisenau and technical difficulties in the reconstruction of the Europa , both ships were removed from the aircraft carrier construction program in November 1942. In 1942 the construction of the captured French aircraft carrier Joffre , which was still lying on the pile, and the completion of the new Ostmark freighter as an aircraft carrier were considered, but both plans were rejected.
Béarn (conversion from battleship)
- Béarn - construction began in 1914 as a battleship, completed in May 1927 as a carrier (40 aircraft CAMS 37 and Latecoere 521), converted to an aircraft transporter in the USA in 1943, scrapped in Italy in 1967
- Clemenceau (R98) - put into service in 1961, decommissioned in 1998, should be scrapped as early as 2003, after legal battle with French anti-asbestos activists, transport to India and return to France in May 2006, scrapping in England 2009-2010.
- Foch (R99) - entered service in 1963, decommissioned in 2000, sold to Brazil in 2000, rebuilt and renamed São Paulo .
Escort aircraft carrier
- Dixmude - (15 aircraft) April 10, 1945 ex HMS Biter - June 10, 1966 returned to the US Navy, sunk as a target ship.
(American Independence Class )
- La Fayette (R96) - On loan from the US ex CVL-27 USS Langley since 1951, returned in 1963.
- Bois Belleau (R97) - On loan from the USA, ex CVL-24 USS Belleau Wood since 1953, returned to the USA in 1960, 26 aircraft on board.
(British Colossus class )
- Arromanches (R95) - acquired by Great Britain, formerly HMS Colossus , loaned from Great Britain since 1946, bought in 1951, 24 aircraft on board, converted to helicopter carrier in 1962, decommissioned in 1978 and scrapped in Toulon.
Joffre class (unfinished)
- Joffre - construction began in 1938, 28% completed by the end of construction in 1940. 1943 finally discontinued and scrapped.
- Painlevé - planned for 1938, no start of construction.
- Jeanne d'Arc (R 97) - flight deck cruiser (helicopter carrier ), entered service in 1964, decommissioned in 2010.
- Commandant Teste - (26 aircraft), entered service in 1926, scuttled at Toulon in 1942, lifted and used as a storage ship in 1946, scrapped in 1963.
Ships of the Royal Navy
Argus (conversion from passenger ship)
- HMS Argus - decommissioned October 21, 1944.
Furious (conversion from battle cruiser)
- HMS Furious - on September 15, 1944, part of the reserve fleet and was used as a target ship for exercises with live ammunition from May 1945.
Courageous class (conversions from battle cruisers)
- Courageous -sunkby the German U 29 on September 17, 1939.
- Glorious - Commissioned in 1917, sunk June 8, 1940 by the German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau .
- HMS Hermes - commissioned in 1923, sunk on April 8, 1942.
Eagle (conversion from battleship)
- HMS Illustrious - (1940-1956)
- HMS Victorious - (1941-1968)
- HMS Formidable - (1940-1955)
- HMS Indomitable - (1941–1955)
- HMS Audacious - renamed HMS Eagle (1951–1972)
- HMS Ark Royal (1955–1978)
- HMS Africa - not completed
- HMS Eagle - not completed
- HMS Unicorn - decommissioned January 1946
- HMS Colossus - sold to France in 1946 and renamed FS Arromaches .
- HMS Glory
- HMS Ocean - (1945-1962)
- HMS Theseus - (1946-1962)
- HMS Triumph - (1944-1981)
- HMS Venerable - sold to the Netherlands in 1948 and transferred to Mr. Renamed Ms. Karel Doorman .
- HMS Vengeance - (1945–1955), sold to Brazil in 1956 and renamed NAeL Minas Gerais .
- HMS Warrior - loaned to Canada as HMCS Warrior , sold to Argentina in 1958and renamed Independencia .
- HMS Perseus
- HMS Pioneer
- HMS Majestic - Sold to Australia in 1955and renamed HMAS Melbourne .
- HMS Hercules - sold to India in 1957and renamed INS Vikrant .
- HMS Leviathan - (1946-1956)
- HMS Magnificent - unfinished
- HMS Powerful - Sold to Canada in 1952 and renamed HMCS Bonaventure .
- HMS Terrible - Sold to Australia in 1948and renamed HMAS Sydney .
- HMS Centaur - (1947-1972)
- HMS Albion - (1947-1973)
- HMS Bulwark - (1948-1981)
- HMS Hermes - sold to India in 1989and renamed INS Viraat .
- HMS Invincible (R05) - entered service in 1980; Moved to reserve status in 2005; Permanently decommissioned in 2010; Scrapped in Turkey in 2011.
- HMS Illustrious (R06) - entered service in 1982; Decommissioned in 2014.
- HMS Ark Royal (R07) - entered service in 1985; Decommissioned in 2011, scrapped in Turkey in 2013.
Escort aircraft carrier
- HMS Audacity - converted from a German freighter Hanover , put into service in September 1941, sunk by U 751 on December 21, 1941.
- HMS Attacker
- HMS Battler
- HMS Chaser
- HMS Fencer
- HMS Hunter
- HMS Pursuer
- HMS Ravager
- HMS Seacher
- HMS stalker
- HMS Striker
- HMS tracker
- HMS Ameer
- HMS Arbiter
- HMS Atheling
- HMS Begum
- HMS Emperor
- HMS Empress
- HMS Khedive
- HMS Nabob -badly damagedby U 354 on August 22, 1944and decommissioned. After the end of the war it was converted into a merchant ship and scrapped in 1977.
- HMS Patroller
- HMS Premier
- HMS puncher
- HMS Queen
- HMS Rajah
- HMS Ranee
- HMS Reaper
- HMS Ruler
- HMS Shah
- HMS Slinger
- HMS Smiter
- HMS speaker
- HMS Thane -damagedby torpedo hits by U 1172 on January 15, 1945, no longer commissioned.
- HMS Trouncer
- HMS Trumpeter
Then there are the MAC ships
- INS Vikrant (R11) - acquired by Great Britain in 1957, formerly HMS Hercules , retired in 1997.
- INS Viraat (R22) - acquired from Great Britain in 1986, formerly HMS Hermes (R12) (1959) ( STOVL design), decommissioned in 2016.
- Aquila - 1941 to 1943 conversion from the passenger ship Roma , broken up after the war.
Escort aircraft carrier
- Sparviero - Conversion of the passenger ship Augustus started in 1942 (unfinished), scrapped after the war.
- Giuseppe Miraglia (1921–1950)
- Hōshō (light aircraft carrier) - commissioned in 1922, broken up in 1946
Amagi class (conversions from battle cruisers)
- Akagi - Commissioned in 1927, sunk in the Battle of Midway in 1942.
- Amagi - destroyed by earthquake during construction in 1923.
Kaga (conversion from battleship)
- Kaga - Commissioned in 1928, sunk in the Battle of Midway in 1942.
- Ryūjō (Light Aircraft Carrier) - Commissioned in 1933, sunk in the Battle of the East Solomon Islands in 1942.
- Sōryū - Commissioned in 1937, sunk in the Battle of Midway in 1942.
- Hiryū - Commissioned in 1939, sunk in the Battle of Midway in 1942.
- Shōkaku - Commissioned in 1941, sunk in the Battle of the Philippine Sea in 1944.
- Zuikaku - Commissioned in 1941, sunk in the sea and air battle in the Leyte Gulf in 1944.
- Zuihō (light aircraft carrier) - commissioned in 1940, sunk in 1944 in the sea and air battle in the Gulf of Leyte.
- Shōhō (Light Aircraft Carrier) - Commissioned in 1941, sunk in the Battle of the Coral Sea in 1942.
- Ryūhō (Light Aircraft Carrier) - 1942 commissioned as a light aircraft carrier, decommissioned on November 30, 1945, scrapped in 1946.
- Jun'yō - Commissioned in 1942, damaged by a US submarine in 1944, not repaired due to a lack of spare parts, scrapped in 1947.
- Hiyō - Commissioned in 1942, sunk in the Battle of the Philippine Sea in 1944.
- Taihō - Commissioned in 1944, sunk in 1944 by submarine during the Battle of the Philippine Sea.
Chitose class (conversions from seaplane carriers)
- Chitose (light aircraft carrier) - 1943 commissioned as a light aircraft carrier, sunk in 1944 in the sea and air battle in the Gulf of Leyte .
- Chiyoda (light aircraft carrier) - 1943 commissioned as a light aircraft carrier, sunk in 1944 in the sea and air battle in the Gulf of Leyte.
Shinano (conversion from battleship)
- Shinano - commissioned in 1944, sunk by submarine in 1944.
- Unryū - commissioned in 1944, sunk by submarine in 1944.
- Amagi - commissioned in 1944, capsized after bombing near Kure in 1945.
- Katsuragi - commissioned in 1944, broken up in 1947.
- Kasagi - not finished.
- Aso - not finished.
- Ikoma - not finished.
Ibuki (conversion from heavy cruiser)
- Ibuki - not finished.
Escort aircraft carrier
- Taiyō - commissioned in 1941, sunk by submarine in 1944.
- Un'yō - commissioned in 1940, sunk by submarine in 1944.
- Chūyō - 1942 commissioned as escort aircraft carrier, sunk by submarine in 1943.
- Kaiyo - commissioned in 1943, damaged several times in air raids in 1945, aground by the crew and scrapped from 1946 to 1948.
- Shin'yō - converted from the German passenger ship Scharnhorst , commissioned in 1943 as an escort aircraft carrier, sunk in 1944 by the submarine USS Spadefish .
Akitsu Maru class
- Akitsu Maru - Commissioned in 1942,damagedin November 1943 by the submarine USS Crevalle ,sunkin November 1944 by the submarine USS Queenfish .
- Nigitsu Maru - Commissioned in March 1943,sunkin January 1944 by the USS Hake submarine.
Kumano Maru class
- Kumano Maru - Commissioned in March 1945.
Shimane Maru class
- Shimane Maru - Commissioned in February 1945, sunk by British carrier aircraft in July 1945.
Yamashio Maru class
- Yamashio Maru - Commissioned in January 1945, sunk by US carrier aircraft in February 1945.
- HMS Nabob - acquired by the UK .
- HMS Puncher - acquired by the UK.
- HMCS Warrior - the UK loaned HMS Warrior .
- HMCS Magnificent - operated from 1946 to 1956.
- HMCS Bonaventure - acquired by Great Britain in 1950, formerly HMS Powerful , decommissioned in 1970.
- Mr. Ms. Karel Doorman - acquired by Great Britain in 1946, formerly HMS Nairana , wasexchangedfor the HMS Venerable in 1948.
- Mr. Ms. Karel Doorman - acquired by Great Britain in 1948, formerly HMS Venerable ,soldto Argentina in 1968 and renamed Veinticinco De Mayo .
Soviet Union / Russia
- Kiev - was sold to the People's Republic of China.
- Minsk - was sold to the People's Republic of China.
- Admiral Gorshkov ex "Baku" - was sold to India.
- Novorossiysk - Wrecked in 1997
- Ulyanovsk - built from 1988, 40% demolished in 1991, scrapping began on February 4, 1992.
Dedalo class (see American Independence class )
Principe de Asturias class
- Príncipe de Asturias (R-11) - entered service in 1988, taken out of service in 2013.
Aircraft mother ship
- Dédalo - former German merchant ship Neuenfels , put into service in 1922, decommissioned in 1936.
United States of America
Langley (conversion from coal ship)
Lexington class (conversions from battlecruisers)
- (CV-2) Lexington , called the Gray Lady - entered service in 1927, sunk in the Coral Sea in 1942.
- (CV-3) Saratoga - entered service in 1927, was sunk by a US atomic bomb in 1946 as a test object.
- (CV-4) Ranger - entered service in 1934, retired in 1946.
- (CV-5) Yorktown - entered service in 1937, sunk in 1942 during the Battle of Midway .
- (CV-6) Enterprise - entered service in 1938, decommissioned in 1946.
- (CV-8) Hornet - Commissioned in 1941, sunk in 1942 during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands .
- 1st group
- (CV-9) Essex - entered service in 1942, decommissioned in 1969 and scrapped.
- (CV-10) Yorktown - Commissioned in 1943, decommissioned in 1970, now a museum ship in Charleston , South Carolina .
- (CV-11) Intrepid - put into service in 1943, decommissioned in 1974, now a museum ship in New York City , Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum .
- (CV-12) Hornet - Commissioned in 1943, decommissioned in 1970, now a museum ship in Alameda , California .
- (CV-13) Franklin - entered service in 1944, decommissioned and scrapped in 1964.
- (CV-16) Lexington - Commissioned in 1943, decommissioned in 1991, now a museum ship in Corpus Christi , Texas .
- (CV-17) Bunker Hill - entered service in 1943, decommissioned in 1947, and scrapped in 1973.
- (CV-18) Wasp - entered service in 1943, decommissioned and scrapped in 1972.
- (CV-20) Bennington - entered service in 1944, decommissioned and scrapped in 1970.
- (CV-31) Bon Homme Richard - entered service in 1944, decommissioned in 1971 and scrapped in 1993.
- 2nd Essex class group
- (CV-14) Ticonderoga - entered service in 1944, decommissioned and scrapped in 1973.
- (CV-15) Randolph - entered service in 1944, decommissioned and scrapped in 1969.
- (CV-19) Hancock - entered service in 1943, decommissioned and scrapped in 1976.
- (CV-21) Boxer - entered service in 1945, decommissioned and scrapped in 1969.
- (CV-32) Leyte - put into service in 1946, decommissioned and scrapped in 1959.
- (CV-33) Kearsarge - entered service in 1946, decommissioned and scrapped in 1970.
- (CV-34) Oriskany - Decommissioned in 1950, decommissioned in 1975, was sunk on May 17, 2006 off Florida as the largest artificial reef in the world.
- (CV-35) Reprisal - keel laid in 1944, construction freeze after half of the ship was completed, wrecked in 1949.
- (CV-36) Antietam - entered service in 1945, decommissioned in 1963 and scrapped in 1974.
- (CV-37) Princeton - entered service in 1945, decommissioned and scrapped in 1970.
- (CV-38) Shangri-La - commissioned in 1944, decommissioned and scrapped in 1971.
- (CV-39) Lake Champlain - entered service in 1945, decommissioned and scrapped in 1966.
- (CV-40) Tarawa - entered service in 1945, decommissioned and scrapped in 1967.
- (CV-45) Valley Forge - entered service in 1946, decommissioned and scrapped in 1970.
- (CV-46) Iwo Jima - construction stopped in 1945 and the existing parts were scrapped
- (CV-47) Philippine Sea - entered service in 1946, decommissioned and scrapped in 1958.
- CV-50 to CV-55 not executed.
Independence class (conversions from light cruisers)
- (CVL-22) Independence - entered service in 1943, decommissioned in 1946, and sunk in 1951 for weapons tests.
- (CVL-23) Princeton - entered service in 1943, sunk in 1944.
- (CVL-24) Belleau Wood - entered service 1943, decommissioned 1947; in France under the name Bois Belleau from 1953 to 1960 in service, scrapped.
- (CVL-25) Cowpens - entered service in 1943, decommissioned in 1947.
- (CVL-26) Monterey - entered service in 1943, decommissioned in 1956.
- (CVL-27) Langley - entered service 1943, decommissioned 1947; in service in France under the name La Fayette from 1951 to 1963, scrapped.
- (CVL-28) Cabot - entered service in 1943, decommissioned in 1947; in service in Spain under the name Dédalo from 1967 to 1989, scrapped in 2003.
- (CVL-29) Bataan - entered service in 1943, decommissioned in 1954.
- (CVL-30) San Jacinto - entered service in 1943, decommissioned in 1947.
- (CV-41) USS Midway - Commissioned in 1945, decommissioned in 1992, now a museum ship in San Diego , California.
- (CV-42) USS Franklin D. Roosevelt - entered service in 1945, decommissioned and scrapped in 1977.
- (CV-43) USS Coral Sea - entered service in 1947, decommissioned and scrapped in 1990.
- CV-44 , not executed.
- CV-56 and CV-57 - not executed, reclassified to CVB-56 and CVB-57 on July 15, 1943 .
- (CVL-48) Saipan - entered service in 1946, decommissioned in 1970, and scrapped in 1976.
- (CVL-49) Wright - entered service in 1947, decommissioned in 1970, and scrapped in 1980.
United States class
- (CVA-58) United States - Keel laid 1949, construction discontinued.
- (CVA-59) Forrestal - entered service in 1955, decommissioned in 1993.
- (CV-60) Saratoga - entered service in 1956, deactivated since 2000.
- (CVA-61) Ranger - entered service 1957, decommissioned 1993, scrapped.
- (CV-62) Independence - entered service in 1959, decommissioned in 1998, scrapped in 2013.
- (CV-63) Kitty Hawk - Commissioned April 21, 1961, decommissioned January 31, 2009.
- (CV-64) Constellation - entered service October 27, 1961, decommissioned in 2003.
- (CV-66) America - Commissioned January 9, 1965; Decommissioned on August 9, 1996, sunk for weapon tests on May 14, 2005. The America was 84,000 to the biggest warship ever sunk in war or peace.
John F. Kennedy class
(4th unit of the Kitty Hawk class - but heavily modified, conventional).
- (CV-67) USS John F. Kennedy - entered service September 7, 1968, decommissioned March 23, 2007.
- (CVN 65) USS Enterprise - Commissioned November 25, 1961, decommissioned December 1, 2012.
Escort aircraft carrier
Long-Island (conversion from freighter)
- (CVE-1) Long Island - Dismantling to a passenger ship in 1948, later used as a barge in Rotterdam and scrapped in 1977.
Bogue class (conversions from freighters)
- (CVE-6) Altamaha - Loaned to Great Britain as HMS Battler .
- (CVE-7) Barnes - Loaned to Great Britain as an HMS Attacker .
- (CVE-8) Block Island - Loaned to Great Britain as HMS Hunter .
- (CVE-9) Bogue - Sold to Japan for scrapping in 1960.
- (CVE-10) Breton - loaned to the UK as HMS Chaser .
- (CVE-11) Card - sunk by combat divers during the Vietnam War; Leak was sealed, water pumped out, and put back into service after repairs before being scrapped seven years later.
- (CVE-12) Copahee
- (CVE-13) Core
- (CVE-14) Croatan - Loaned to Great Britain as HMS Fencer .
- (CVE-15) Hamlin - Loaned to Great Britain as HMS Stalker .
- (CVE-16) Nassau
- (CVE-17) St. George - on loan to Great Britain as HMS Pursuer .
- (CVE-18) Altamaha
- (CVE-19) Prince William - Loaned to Great Britain as HMS Striker .
- (CVE-20) Barnes
- (CVE-21) Block Island - sunk May 29, 1944 by U 549.
- (CVE-23) Breton
- (CVE-25) Croatan - Sold for scrapping in 1971.
- (CVE-31) Prince William
- (CVE-32) Chatham - Loaned to Great Britain as HMS Slinger .
- (CVE-33) Glacier - Loaned to Great Britain as HMS Atheling .
- (CVE-34) Pybus - Loaned to Great Britain as HMS Emperor .
- (CVE-35) Baffins - loaned to the UK as HMS Ameer .
- (CVE-36) Bolinas - Loaned to Great Britain as HMS Begum .
- (CVE-37) Bastian - loaned to the UK as HMS Trumpeter .
- (CVE-38) Carnegie , loaned to the UK as HMS Empress .
- (CVE-39) Cordova - Loaned to Great Britain as HMS Khedive .
- (CVE-40) Delgada - loaned to the UK as HMS Speaker .
- (CVE-41) Edisto , on loan to the UK as HMCS Nabob .
- (CVE-42) Estero - Loaned to Great Britain as HMS Premier .
- (CVE-43) Jamaica - Loaned to Great Britain as HMS Shah .
- (CVE-44) Keweenaw - Loaned to Great Britain as HMS Patroller .
- (CVE-45) McClure - Loaned to Great Britain as HMS Rajah .
- (CVE-46) Niantic - Loaned to Great Britain as HMS Ranee .
- (CVE-47) Perdido - Loaned to Great Britain as HMS Trouncer .
- (CVE-48) Sunset - Loaned to Great Britain as HMS Thane .
- (CVE-49) St. Andrews - on loan to Great Britain as HMS Queen .
- (CVE-50) St. Joseph - Loaned to Great Britain as HMS Ruler .
- (CVE-51) St. Simon - loaned to the UK as HMS Arbiter .
- (CVE-52) Vermillion - Loaned to Great Britain as HMS Smiter .
- (CVE-53) Willapa - Loaned to Great Britain as an HMS Puncher .
- (CVE-54) Winjah - Loaned to Great Britain as HMS Reaper .
Sangamon class (tanker conversions)
- (CVE-26) Sangamon - Retired in 1948 and sold to a civil company (Hillcone Steamship Company),scrappedin Osaka in1960.
- (CVE-27) Suwanee
- (CVE-28) Chenango
- (CVE-29) Santee
Charger class (conversion from freighter)
- (CVE-30) Charger
- (CVE-55) Casablanca - Sold for scrapping in 1947.
- (CVE-56) Liscome Bay - sunk November 21, 1943.
- (CVE-57) Coral Sea - renamed Anzio .
- (CVE-58) Corregidor
- (CVE-59) Mission Bay
- (CVE-60) Guadalcanal
- (CVE-61) Manila Bay
- (CVE-62) Natoma Bay
- (CVE-63) Midway - renamed St. Lo , sunk October 25, 1944.
- (CVE-64) Tripoli - used as a US transport ship from 1945 to 1958, scrapped by a Japanese company in January 1960.
- (CVE-65) Wake Island
- (CVE-66) White Plains
- (CVE-67) Solomons
- (CVE-68) Kalinin Bay
- (CVE-69) Kasaan Bay
- (CVE-70) Fanshaw Bay
- (CVE-71) Kitkun Bay
- (CVE-72) Tulagi - Decommissioned and scrapped in 1946.
- (CVE-73) Gambier Bay - sunk October 25, 1944.
- (CVE-74) Nehenta Bay
- (CVE-75) Hoggatt Bay
- (CVE-76) Kadashan Bay
- (CVE-77) Marcus Island
- (CVE-78) Savo Island
- (CVE-79) Ommaney Bay - sunk January 4, 1945.
- (CVE-80) Petrof Bay
- (CVE-81) Rudyerd Bay
- (CVE-82) Saginaw Bay
- (CVE-83) Sargent Bay
- (CVE-84) Shamrock Bay
- (CVE-85) Shipley Bay
- (CVE-86) Sitkoh Bay
- (CVE-87) Steamer Bay
- (CVE-88) Cape Esperance
- (CVE-89) Takanis Bay
- (CVE-90) Thetis Bay
- (CVE-91) Makassar Strait
- (CVE-92) Windham Bay
- (CVE-93) Makin Island
- (CVE-94) Lunga Point
- (CVE-95) Bismarck Sea
- (CVE-96) Salamaua - Decommissioned and scrapped in 1946.
- (CVE-97) Hollandia
- (CVE-98) Kwajalein
- (CVE-99) Admiralty Islands
- (CVE-100) Bougainville
- (CVE-101) Matanikau
- (CVE-102) Attu
- (CVE-103) Roi - Decommissioned and scrapped in 1946.
- (CVE-104) Munda -Assigned tothe reserve fleet in1946, reclassified as an Aircraft Transporter, decommissioned in 1958 and scrapped in 1960.
- (CVE-105) Commencement Bay -Assigned tothe reserve fleet in1946, decommissioned in 1959, and scrapped sometime after 1971.
- (CVE-106) Block Island
- (CVE-107) Gilbert Islands
- (CVE-108) Kula Gulf
- (CVE-109) Cape Gloucester
- (CVE-110) Salerno Bay
- (CVE-111) Vella Gulf
- (CVE-112) Siboney
- (CVE-113) Puget Sound
- (CVE-114) Rendova
- (CVE-115) Bairoko
- (CVE-116) Badoeng Strait
- (CVE-117) Saidor
- (CVE-118) Sicily
- (CVE-119) Point Cruz
- (CVE-120) Mindoro
- (CVE-121) Rabaul - not commissioned.
- (CVE-122) Palau
- (CVE-123) Tinian - not commissioned.
- (CVE-124) Bastogne - unfinished, scrapped.
- (CVE-125) Eniwetok - unfinished, scrapped.
- (CVE-126) Lingayen - unfinished, scrapped.
- (CVE-127) Okinawa - unfinished, scrapped.
Amphibious helicopter and aircraft carriers
Block Island class (conversion from Commencement Bay class)
- (LPH-1) Block Island - Conversion discontinued.
- (LPH-2) Iwo Jima - scrapped in Bronswille, Texas, from December 1995.
- (LPH-3) Okinawa -sunkas a target ship on June 6, 2002.
- (LPH-7) Guadalcanal
- (LPH-9) Guam
- (LPH-10) Tripoli
- (LPH-11) New Orleans
- (LPH-12) Inchon
Boxer class (conversions from Essex class)
Thetis Bay class (converted from Casablanca class)
- (LPH-6) Thetis Bay
- (LHA-1) Tarawa - Decommissioned in 2009, since then in the reserve fleet .
- (LHA-2) Saipan - Decommissioned in 2007, scrapped in 2011.
- (LHA-3) Belleau Wood - Decommissioned 2005,sunkas a target ship in 2006.
- (LHA-4) Nassau - Decommissioned 2009, since then in the reserve fleet.
- (LHA-5) Peleliu - Decommissioned 2015, since then in the reserve fleet.
Training aircraft carrier (conversion from paddle-wheel excursion steamers)
Airship aircraft carrier
Not only ships, but also airships were operated by the US Navy as a base for aircraft.