Photos Aircraft Carriers

Loading torpedo's in Fairey Albacore aircraft onboard HMS Victorious en route from Scapa Flow to to Hvalfjord, Iceland, November 1941. The Albacore has the dubious title of failing to replace the Swordfish and in several cases being replaced itself by the Swordfish with radar sets.


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An aerial view of Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, California (USA), with three docked aircraft carriers on 25 August 1971. The carriers are the USS Ranger (CVA-61) (in dry dock), USS Coral Sea (CVA-43), and the USS Hancock (CVA-19) (left).
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The USS Essex. (CV/CVA/CVS-9) was an aircraft carrier and the lead ship of the 24-ship ESSEX Class built for the U.S. Navy during World War II. She was the fourth U.S. Navy ship to bear the name. Commissioned in 1942, Essex participated in the Pacific theater of operations, earning the Presidential Unit Citation and 13 battle stars.
Ordered: 3 July 1940
Newport News Shipbuilding
Cost: $78 million USD
Laid Down: 28 April 1941
Launched: 31 July 1942
Commissioned: 31 December 1942
Decommissioned: 9 January 1947
Recommissioned: 15 January 1951
Decommissioned: 30 June 1969
Reclassified: CVA-9, October 1952 and CVS 9, March 1960
Stricken: 1 June 1973
Homeport: Quonset Point
Identification: Callsign, NAGO
Nickname: Fightin’est Ship in the Fleet
Scrapped: 1973
Speed: 33 Knots
Complement: 2600 officers and enlisted men
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USS KITTY HAWK (CVA-63)
Moving up Delaware Bay upon completion of builder's trials, January-February 1961.
Courtesy of public relations department, New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, New Jersey.
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Mine too, got to take a tour of her in the 90's while visiting San Diego, she was in port and they would allow you to tour her guided by sailors, very cool....
 
Mine too, got to take a tour of her in the 90's while visiting San Diego, she was in port and they would allow you to tour her guided by sailors, very cool....
How i wish i could visit one
 
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In the image, our famous "Dédalo", when he was a helicopter carrier, we observe the different types of helicopters, in the prow the "Apache" of the Seventh Squadron; helicopters of the Second Squadron; the "Hughes" 300 from la Sexta and finally the "Sea Kings" from la Quita, recently decommissioned. In addition, having this ship meant a great advance in our Navy, by having an embarked aerial vector. It was in 1972 when a British "Harrier" landed on its runway, which allowed the "Daedalus" to become an aircraft carrier again, as it was with the name of ""Cabot" in the Pacific during WWII, since the first Harriers baptized in our Navy were bought as "Matador" in 1976. And that, as you know, served in the Navy until 1989. It was our flagship since end of 1975 until June 1988 when the R-11 "Príncipe de Asturias" entered service.... "Dédalo", good service!
 

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