Photos Aircraft Carriers

America’s second and third aircraft carriers began life as a pair of battle cruisers, but after the Washington Naval Conference, which limited the number and size of capital ships, the vessels were finished to serve a different purpose. The relatively new ships were photographed at Puget Sound Navy Yard in September 1928. USS Lexington (CV-2), moored on the left, and USS Saratoga (CV-3) were nearly identical except for a walkway across the funnel on the latter. (National Archives/U.S. Navy.)
VSTOL carrier HMS Illustrious leaving Grand Harbour, Malta, overlooked by the old cannon of the Saluting Battery
Aircraft carrier HMS Victorious, codename 'Robin', refuels from the USS Cimarron, in the Pacific, 1943
USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) underway, Monday, 8 May 1944, the day she went into commission.

USS Ticonderoga after sustaining a hit from a kamikaze on January 1945.
USS Enterprise (CV-6) at Brooklyn Navy Yard awaiting her fate as future USS Independence (CVA-62) is being fitted out opposite of the pier, 1958

USS Enterprise CVN-65 with three C-1 traders parked aft, shortly after she was built.
Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) transits the Philippine Sea at night, May 25, 2021.

210527-N-VC236-1151 PHILIPPINE SEA (May 27, 2021) The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), conducts a fueling-at-sea with fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 195). Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the United States, as well as the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jackie Hart)
HMS Queen Elizabeth R08 and HMS Prince Of Wales R09, 19 May off the UK South Coast.

HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) with NATO Standing Maritime Groups One and Two, May 2021

HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08)

HMS Prince of Wales (R09) at Portsmouth
USS Halibut (SSGN-587) firing a Regulus missile next to USS Lexington (CV-16), 25 March 1960
France & Singapore:
FS Tonnerre, RSS Steadfast and FS Surcouf sailing in formation during the exercise. May 2021
Taken from USS Ticonderoga (CV-14), entering Ulithi Lagoon on December 8, 1944 shows the famous "Murderers Row" (there were 7 fleet carriers in anchorage, plus multiple light and escort carriers)
HMS Furious after modernisation in 1938

A Fairey Swordfish of 824 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm with its wings folded going down the lift of HMS ACTIVITY, commanded by Captain Guy Willoughby RN. A second aircraft in charge of its crew is waiting beyond the lift. Note the extreme narrowness of the bridge from which the ship is controlled, on the right hand side of the flight deck. Creator: Beadell, S J (Lt), Royal Navy official photographer Source: © IWM (A 18270)

12 August 1942, 7:00 pm, North-East of Bizerte, Tunisia. Light cruiser HMS Charybdis (on the right) provides anti-aircraft and anti-submarine protection of the heavily damaged aircraft carrier HMS Indomitable amid Operation Pedestal.

HMS Indomitable off Norfolk, 30 Mar 1944

Russian Federation Flight Ops Off The Admiral Kuznetsov​

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