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Aircraft carrier it the name on a warship designed with a primary mission of deploying and recovering aircraft, acting as a seagoing airbase.


Aircraft carriers allows a naval force to project air power of great distances without have to depend on local bases for staging aircraft operations. They have evolved from wooden vessels, used to deploy balloons, into nuclear powered warships that carry dozens of fixed and rotary wing aircraft.

HMS Attacker

USS Carl Vinson

Admiral Kuznetsov

The Carrier's Missions are:
To provide a credible, sustainable, independent forward presence and conventional deterrence in peacetime.
To operate as the cornerstone of joint/allied maritime expeditionary forces in times of crisis.
To operate and support aircraft attacks on enemies, protect friendly forces and engage in sustained independent operations in war.

List of aircraft carrier that served when World War 2 started in september 1939, and after that war.
The same aircraft carrier may have done service
in several countries/navy's, and may be listed several places under
several names, under several navy's

Sao Paulo from Brazil

USS John C. Stennis. The Nimitz class is largest warships in the world
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Complete list of aircraft carriers

Aircraft carriers in service and under construction List of some aircrafts used from aircraft carriers
Country In Service Under Construction In reserve
Australia 2  
Brazil São Paulo A12  
China   Varyag  
France Charles de Gaulle (R91)  
India INS Viraat INS Vikramaditya  
Italy Giuseppe Garibaldi Cavour
Japan 1  
Russia Admiral Kuznetsov    
Spain Principe de Asturias    
Thailand Chakri Naruebet    

2 1
United Kingdom HMS Ark Royal (R07)
HMS Illustrious (R06)
2 HMS Invincible (R05)
United States USS John F. KennedyCV 67
USS Nimitz CVN 68
USS Dwight D.Eisenhower CVN 69
USS Carl Vinson CVN 70
USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN 71
USS Abraham Lincoln CVN 72
USS George Washington CVN 73
USS John C. Stennis CVN 74
USS Harry S. Truman CVN 75
USS Ronald Reagan CVN 76
USS George H.W. Bush CVN 77

Avron Anson

F8 Crusader

Sea King SH 3
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