U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS HULL NUMBERING AND SHIP BUILDERS

 USS CORAL SEA (CV 43)

Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw, A Sailors tale of his Tour of duty in the U.S. Navy (August 1977 to February 1983)

 

A Sailors tale of his Tour of duty in the U.S. Navy - Operation Evening Light And Eagle Claw -

 

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Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw (24 April 1980) Iran and Air Arm History (1941 to Present)

 

Operations Evening Light and Eagle Claw (24 April 1980) Iran and Air Arm History (1941 to Present)

 

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USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA  Vol. I (10 July 1944 to 31 December 1975)

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA Vol. I (10 July 1944 to 31 December 1975) -

 

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USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. II (1 January 1976 to 25 August 1981)

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. II (1 January 1976 to 25 August 1981) -

 

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USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. III (20 August 1981 to 26 April 1990)

 

USS CORAL SEA CV-42, CVB-43, CVA-43 & CV-43 HISTORY, AND THOSE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OPERATING WITH CORAL SEA DURING HER TOUR OF SERVICE Vol. III (20 August 1981 to 26 April 1990) -

 

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U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER SHIP HISTORY (1920 to 2016)

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT

CARRIER SHIP

HISTORY (1920 to 2016)

 

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U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS REDESIGNATED AND OR RECLASSIFIED (1953 to 2016)

 

U. S. AIRCRAFT

CARRIERS

REDESIGNATED

AND OR

RECLASSIFIED

(1953 to 2016)

 

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U. S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS HULL NUMBERING AND SHIP BUILDERS

 

#

Class

Hull

1

Langley

CV-1

2

Lexington

CV-2 & CV-3

1

Ranger

CV-4

2

Yorktown

CV-5 & CV-6

1

Wasp

CV-7

1

Hornet

CV-8

24

Essex *note 1

CV-9 to 21 / CV-31 to CV-34, CV-36 to CV-40 & CV-45 & CV-47

9

Independence

CVL-22–30

3

Midway

CVB-41–43

2

Saipan

CVL-48 to 49

1

Enterprise

CVAN-65

4

Forrestal

CVA-59–62

4

Kitty Hawk

CVA-63, CV-64, CV-66 & CV-67

10

Nimitz

CVN-68–77

1

Ford

CVN-78 (CVN-21 project)

66

TOTAL

Commissioned

12

Cancelled

CV-35, CVS-44, CV-46, CV-50 to 55, CVB-56 to 57 & CVA-58

78

TOTAL

By Hull Nos.

*Essex class CV, # 14, 15, 19, 21, 32, 34, 36–40, 45 and 47 are sometimes referred to as "long-hull" Essex class or Ticonderoga class. These carriers length over all (loa) were 888 feet while the standard Essex class were 872 feet loa.

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Ship/Hull No.

Builder

Commission or Recommissioned

Langley Class

Langley (CV-1)

MINY

20 Mar 1922

Lexington Class

Lexington (CV-2)

BETHQ

14 Dec 1927

Saratoga (CV-3)

NYSB

16 Nov 1927

Ranger Class

Ranger (CV-4)

NN

4 Jun 1934

Yorktown Class

Yorktown (CV-5)

NN

30 Sep 1937

Enterprise (CV-6)

NN

12 May 1938

Wasp

Wasp (CV-7)

MINY

20 Mar 1922

Hornet Class

Hornet  (CV-8)

NN

20 Oct 1941

Essex Class

Essex (CV-9)

NN

31 Dec 1942
1 Feb 1951

Yorktown (CV-10)

NN

15 Apr 1943
2 Jan 1953

Intrepid (CV-11)

NN

16 Aug 1943
18 Jun 1954

Hornet (CV-12)

NN

29 Nov 1943
1 Oct 1953

Franklin (CV-13)

NN

31 Jan 1944

Ticonderoga (CV-14)

NN

8 May 1943
1 Oct 1954

Randolph (CV-15)

NN

8 May 1944
1 Jul 1953

Lexington (CV-16)

BETHQ

17 Feb 1943
1 Sep 1955

Bunker Hill (CV-17)

BETHQ

24 May 1943

Wasp (CV-18)

BETHQ

24 Nov 1943
28 Sep 1951

Hancock (CV-19)

BETHQ

15 Apr 1944
1 Mar 1954

Bennington (CV-20)

NYNY

6 Aug 1944
30 Nov 1951

Boxer (CV-21)

NN

16 Apr 1945

Independence Class

Independence (CVL-22)

NYSB

14 Jan 1943

Princeton (CVL-23)

NYSB

23 Feb 1943

Belleau Wood (CVL-24)

NYSB

31 Mar 1943

Cowpens (CVL-25)

NYSB

28 May 1943

Monterey (CVL-26)

NYSB

17 Jun 1943

Langley (CVL-27)

NYSB

31 Aug 1943

Cabot (CVL-28)

NYSB

24 Jul 1943
27 Oct 1948

Bataan (CVL-29)

NYSB

17 Nov 1943
13 May 1950

San Jacinto (CVL-30)

NYSB

15 Dec 1943

Essex Class

Bon Homme Richard (CV-31)

NYNY

26 Nov 1944
1 Nov 1955

Leyte (CV-32)

NN

11 Apr 1946

Kearsarge (CV-33)

NYNY

2 Mar 1946
1 Mar 1952

Oriskany (CV-34)

NYNY

25 Sep 1950

Cancelled

Reprisal (CV-35)

NYNY

 

Essex Class

Antietam (CV-36)

PHNY

28 Jun 1945

Princeton (CV-37)

PHNY

18 Nov 1945
28 Aug 1950

Shangri-La (CV-38)

NORNY

15 Sep 1944
1 Feb 1955

Lake Champlain (CV-39)

NORNY

3 Jun 1945
19 Sep 1952

Tarawa (CV-40)

NORNY

8 Dec 1945
3 Feb 1951

Midway Class

Midway (CV-41)

NN

10 Sep 1945

Franklin D.
Roosevelt (CV-42)

NYNY

27 Oct 1945

Coral Sea (CV-43)

NN

1 Oct 1947

CV-44

 

Cancelled 11 Jan 1943

Essex Class

Valley Forge (CV-45)

PHNY

3 Nov 1946

Cancelled

Iwo Jima (CV-46)

NN

 

Philippine Sea (CV-47)

BETHQ

11 may 1946

Saipan Class

Saipan (CVL-48)

NYSB

14 Jul 1946
27 Aug 1966

Wright (CVL-49)

NYSB

9 Feb 1947
11 May 1963

Cancelled

CV-50-55

 

Cancelled Mar 1945

CVB-56-57

 

Cancelled Mar 1945

United States (CVA-58)

NN

Cancelled 23 Apr 1949

Forrestal Class

Forrestal (CVA-59)

NN

1 Oct 1955

Saratoga (CVA-60)

NYNY

14 Apr 1956

Ranger (CVA-61)

NN

10 Aug 1957

Independence (CVA-62)

NYNY

10 Jan 1959

Kitty Hawk Class

Kitty Hawk (CVA-63)

NYSB

29 Apr 1961

Constellation (CVA-64)

NYNY

27 Oct 1961

Enterprise Class

Enterprise (CVAN-65)

NN

24 Nov 1961

Kitty Hawk Class

America (CVN-66)

NN

23 Jan 1965

John F. Kennedy (CVN-67)

NN

7 Sep 1968

Nimitz Class

Nimitz (CVN-68)

NN

3 May 1975

Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)

NN

18 Oct 1977

Carl Vinson (CVN-70)

NN

13 Mar 1982

Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)

NN

25 Oct 1986

Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)

NN

11 Nov 1989

George Washington (CVN-73)

NN

4 Jul 1992

John C. Stennis (CVN-74)

NN

9 Dec 1995

Harry S. Truman (CVN-75)

NN

25 Jul 1998

Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)

NN

12 July 2003

George H. W. Bush (CVN-77)

NN

10 Jan 2009

Ford Class

Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) (CVN-21 project)

NN

(est. 2016)

The Second Reprisal (CV-35) of the United States Navy would have been a Ticonderoga-class fleet carrier. Her keel was laid down on July 1, 1944, at the New York Naval Shipyard, of New York, New York. On August 12, 1945, when Reprisal was about half complete, construction was cancelled.  In 1946, the hulk was launched without ceremony to clear the slipway, and was used in Chesapeake Bay for various experiments, culminating on April 1, 1948, in explosives tests. Although inspected during January 1949 with a view to completing her as an attack carrier, the plan was dropped and Reprisal was sold on August 2, 1949, to the Boston Metals Corporation of Baltimore, Maryland, and, in November 1949, broken up.  Despite this fact, USS Reprisal (CV-35) appeared as if in service in 1997 on the television show JAG. Her part was played by USS Forrestal (CV-59).

Iwo Jima (CV-46), a Ticonderoga-class aircraft carrier, was under construction by Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Va., but was cancelled 12 August 1945. Her partially completed hull was scrapped.

CV-50 - Bethlehem Steel Company

CVs 51 & 52 - New York Navy Yard

CV-53 - Philadelphia Navy Yard

CVs 54 & 55 - Norfolk Navy Yard

CVB 56 - cancelled March 28, 1945

CVB 57 - cancelled March 28, 1945

USS United States (CVA-58), the third ship of the US Navy named for its nation, was to be the lead ship of a radical new design of aircraft carrier. On 29 July 1948 President of the United States Harry Truman approved construction of five "supercarriers", for which funds had been provided in the Naval Appropriations Act of 1949. The keel of the first of those five postwar carriers was laid down on 18 April 1949 at Newport News Shipbuilding.  The flush-deck United States was designed to launch and recover the 100,000 pound (45 t) aircraft required to carry early-model nuclear weapons, which weighed as much as five tons. The ship would have no island and be equipped with four aircraft elevators and four catapults. The construction cost of the new ship alone was estimated at US$190 million. The additional thirty-nine ships required to complete the accompanying task force raised the total cost to US$1.265 billion.  United States was also designed to provide air support for amphibious forces and to conduct sea control operations, but its primary mission was long-range nuclear bombardment. That mission put the ship in harm's way long before construction began. The United States Air Force viewed United States as a challenge to their monopoly on strategic nuclear weapons delivery. Swayed by limited funds and bitter opposition from the United States Army and Air Force, Secretary of Defense Louis A. Johnson announced on 23 April 1949 — five days after the ship's keel was laid down — the cancellation of construction of United States. Secretary of the Navy John Sullivan immediately resigned, and the subsequent "Revolt of the Admirals" cost Admiral Louis Denfeld his position as Chief of Naval Operations, but atomic bombs went to sea on the aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1950.

Ref. 1-U.S. Navy, 72, 76, Naval Historical Center was renamed the Naval History and Heritage Command, Command History Reports & Bluejacket.com

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Building Shipyard

 

ASB

American Shipbuilding Corp., Philadelphia PA

NN

Newport News Shipbuiling, VA

BETHQ

Bethlehem, Quincy (Fore River) MA

NORNY

Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth VA

BETHSI

Bethlehem, Staten Island NY

NYNY

New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn Navy Yard, NY

CIW

Commercial Iron Works, Portland OR

NYSB

New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden NJ

DET

Detroit Shipbuilding, Detroit MI

PHNY

Philadelphia Navy Yard, PA

FED

Federal, Kearny NJ

PSNY

Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton WA

ING

Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula MS

SEATAC

Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding,  Seattle WA

K

Kaiser, Vancouver WA

SUN

Sun Shipbuilding, Chester PA

LITT

Litton, (former Ingalls Shipbuilding) Pascagoula MS

TODD

Todd Pacific (formerly Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding), Seattle WA

MINY

Mare Island Navy Yard, Mare Island CA

WILL

Williamette Iron & Steel, Portland OR

 

 

WP

Western Pipe & Steel, San Francisco CA

ASB

American Shipbuilding Corp., Philadelphia PA

NN

Newport News Shipbuiling, VA

Ref. 1-U.S. Navy, 72, 76, Naval Historical Center was renamed the Naval History and Heritage Command, Command History Reports & Bluejacket.com

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Friedman, Norman; Annapolis MD, Naval Institute Press, 1983
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