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HullNameClassAuthorizedLaunchedDecommissioned
Laid DownCommissionedDisposition
CV 1Langley Langley20 Mar 1922 27 Feb 1942 Conv. to AV 3; Sunk as a result enemy action about 75 miles south of Tjilatjap.
CV 2Lexington Lexington14 Dec 1927 8 May 1942 Sunk as a result of enemy action at the Battle of the Coral Sea.
CV 3Saratoga Lexington16 Nov 1927 26 Jul 1946 Used as a test target and sunk at Bikini Atoll
CV 4Ranger Ranger4 Jun 1934 18 Oct 1946 Sold for scrap 31 Jan 1947 to Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.
CV 5YorktownYorktown1934193630 Sep 1937 7 Jun 1942 Sunk due to enemy action at the Battle of Midway
CV 6EnterpriseYorktown1934193612 May 1938 17 Feb 1947 Sold, 1 Jul 1958
CV 7WaspYorktown25 Apr 1940 15 Sep 1942 Sunk due to enemy action southeast of San Cristobal Island
CV 8HornetYorktown1939194020 Oct 1941 26 Oct 1942 Sunk due to enemy action at the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
CV 9EssexEssex1941194231 Dec 1942 30 Jun 1969 Stricken 1 Jun 1973 and sold
CV 10YorktownEssex1941194315 Apr 1943 27 Jun 1970 Stricken 1 Jun 1973. Established as a floating
CV 11IntrepidEssex1941194316 Aug 1943 15 Mar 1974 Established as a floating museum in New York City.
CV 12HornetEssex1942194329 Nov 1943 26 May 1970 Stricken from the Navy List 1989.
CV 13FranklinEssex1942194331 Jan 1944 17 Feb 1947 Stricken from the Navy List 10 Oct 1964
CV 14TiconderogaEssex194319448 May 1944 1 Sep 1973 Stricken from the Navy List 16 Nov 1973.
CV 15RandolphEssex194319449 Oct 1944 13 Feb 1969 Stricken from the Navy List 1 Jun 1973.
CV 16LexingtonEssex1941194217 Feb 1943 8 Nov 1991 Stricken from the Navy List 30 Nov 1991. Now a
CV 17Bunker HillEssex1941194225 May 1943 9 Jul 1947 Stricken from the Navy List 1 Nov 1966; retained as moored electronic test ship in San Diego until Nov. 1972. Scrapped 1973.
CV 18WaspEssex1942194324 Nov 1943 1 Jul 1972 Sold for scrap 21 May 1973.
CV 19HancockEssex1943194315 Apr 1944 30 Jan 1976 Stricken from the Navy List 31 Jan 1976; sold
CV 20BenningtonEssex194219446 Aug 1944 15 Jan 1970 Stricken from the Navy List 1989
CV 21BoxerEssex1943194416 Apr 1945 1 Dec 1969 Stricken from the Navy List 1 Dec 1969
CV 22Independence Independence14 Jan 1943 28 Aug 1946 Sunk as target 29 Jun 1951.
CV 23Princeton Independence25 Feb 1943 24 Oct 1944 Sunk due to enemy action in the Sibuyan Sea.
CV 24Belleau Wood Independence31 Mar 1943 13 Jan 1947 Transferred to France 1953-1960. Returned. Stricken 1 Oct 1960.
CV 25Cowpens Independence28 May 1943 13 Jan 1947 Stricken from the Navy List 1 Nov 1959.
CV 26Monterey Independence17 Jun 1943 16 Jan 1956 Stricken from the Navy List 1 Jun 1970.
CV 27Langley Independence31 Aug 1943 11 Feb 1947 Transferred to France 1951-1963; Sold 19 Feb 1964.
CV 28Cabot Independence24 Jul 1943 21 Jan 1955 Transferred to Spain 30 Aug 1967; returned to private U.S. organization 1989.
CV 29Bataan Independence17 Nov 1943 9 Apr 1954 Stricken from the Navy List 1 Sep 1959.
CV 30San Jacinto Independence15 Dec 1943 1 Mar 1947 Stricken from the Navy List 1 Jun 1970.
CV 31Bon Homme RichardEssex1943194426 Nov 1944 2 Jul 1971 Stricken from the Navy List 1989. Scrapped 4 Feb 1992.
CV 32LeyteEssex1944194511 April 1946 15 May 1959 Stricken from the Navy List 1 Jun 1969
CV 33KearsageEssex194419452 May 1946 15 Jan 1970 Stricken from the Navy List 1 May 1973
CV 34OriskanyEssex1944194525 Sep 1950 20 Sep 1979 Stricken from the Navy List 1989; sold 29 Sep 1995
CV 35ReprisalEssex1944-1945
CV 36AntietamEssex1943194428 Jan 1945 8 May 1963 Stricken from the Navy List 1 May 1973
CV 37PrincetonEssex1943194518 Nov 1945 30 Jan 1970 Stricken from the Navy List 30 Jan 1970
CV 38Shangri-LaEssex1943194415 Sep 1944 30 Jul 1971 Stricken from the Navy List 15 Jul 1982; disposed of 9 Aug 1988.
CV 39Lake ChamplainEssex194319443 Jun 1945 2 May 1966 Stricken from the Navy List 1 Dec 1969.
CV 40TarawaEssex194419458 Dec 1945 13 May 1960 Stricken from the Navy List 1 Jun 1967.
CV 41MidwayMidway19401943194510 Sep 1945 11 Apr 1992 Stricken 17 Mar 1997; at Navy Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, Wash.
CV 42Franklin D RooseveltMidway19401943194527 Oct 1945 1 Oct 1977 Stricken from the Navy List 30 Sept 1977; sold.
CV 43Coral SeaMidway1940194419461 Oct 1947 26 Apr 1990 Sold for scrap 7 May 1993
CV 44-Midway1940--1943
CV 45Valley ForgeEssex1940194419453 Nov 1946 15 Jan 1970 Stricken from the Navy List 15 Jan 1970; sold for scrap 29 Oct 1971 to Nicolai Joffre Corp., Beverly Hills, Calif.
CV 46Iwo JimaEssex19401945-1945
CV 47Phillipine SeaEssex19401944194511 May 1946 28 Dec 1958 Stricken from the Navy List 1 Dec 1969.
CV 48Saipan Saipan14 Jul 1946 14 Jan 1970 Name changed to Arlington 8 Apr 1965 and served as an communications relay ship until decomm. Sold
CV 49Wright Saipan9 Feb 1947 - '11 May 1963 15 Mar 1956 -27 May 1970 Converted to and commissioned as a command ship. Sold.
CV 50-Essex---1945
CV 51-Essex---1945
CV 52-Essex---1945
CV 53-Essex---1945
CV 54-Essex---1945
CV 55-Essex---1945
CVB 56-Midway1940---1943
CVB 57-Midway1940---1943
CVA 58United StatesUnited States1949---1949
CV 59ForrestalForrestal1952195219541 Oct 1955 30 Sep 1993 Stricken from the Navy List 11 Sep 1993; presently in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Philadelphia, Penn.
CV 60SaratogaForrestal19531952195514 Apr 1956 20 Aug 1994 Stricken from the Navy List 30 Sep 1994; presently in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Philadelphia, Penn.
CV 61RangerForrestal19541954195610 Aug 1957 10 Jul 1993 In inactive reserve in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, Wash.
CV 62IndependenceForrestal19551955195810 Jan 1959 1998Active
CV 63Kitty HawkKitty Hawk19561956196029 Apr 1961 2008Active
CV 64ConstellationKitty Hawk19571957196027 Oct 1961 2002Active
CVN 65EnterpriseEnterprise19581958196025 Nov 1961 2013Active
CV 66AmericaKitty Hawk19611961196423 Jan 1965 9 Aug 1996 In inactive reserve in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Philadelphia, Penn.
CV 67John F KennedyJohn F Kennedy1963196419677 Sep 1968 2018Active - training Reserve
CVN 68NimitzNimitz1967196819723 May 1975 2027Active
CVN 69Dwight EisenhowerNimitz19701970197518 Oct 1977 2029Active
CVN 70Carl VinsonNimitz19741975198013 Mar 1982 2034Active
CVN 71Theodore RooseveltNimitz19801981198425 Oct 1986 2038Active
CVN 72Abraham LincolnNimitz19831984198811 Nov 1989 2042Active
CVN 73George WashingtonNimitz1983198619904 July 1992 2044Active
CVN 74John StennisNimitz1988199119949 Dec 1995 2048Active
CVN 75Harry S. TrumanNimitz19881993199619982050Launched 7 Sep 1996, under construction
CVN 76Ronald Reagan Nimitz199508 Feb 1998200120022054Under construction
CVN 77Nimitz20002003200520082058CV 64 Kitty Hawk replacement
CVN 78CVX20072008201220132063CVN 65 Enterprise replacement
CVN 79CVX20112012201620172067CV 67 John F Kennedy replacement
CVN 80CVX20152016202020212071
CVN 81CVX20192020202420252075
CVN 82CVX20232024202820292079


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