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Ship Hull No. Comm. Decomm.
[or loss]
Disposition
Langley 1 20 Mar 1922 27 Feb 1942 Conv. to AV 3; Sunk as a result enemy action about 75 miles south of Tjilatjap.
Lexington 2 14 Dec 1927 8 May 1942 Sunk as a result of enemy action at the Battle of the Coral Sea.
Saratoga 3 16 Nov 1927 26 Jul 1946 Used as a test target and sunk at Bikini Atoll
Ranger 4 4 Jun 1934 18 Oct 1946 Sold for scrap 31 Jan 1947 to Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.
Yorktown 5 30 Sep 1937 7 Jun 1942 Sunk due to enemy action at the Battle of Midway
Enterprise 6 12 May 1938 17 Feb 1947 Sold, 1 Jul 1958
Wasp 7 25 Apr 1940 15 Sep 1942 Sunk due to enemy action southeast of San Cristobal Island
Hornet 8 20 Oct 1941 26 Oct 1942 Sunk due to enemy action at the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
Essex 9 31 Dec 1942 30 Jun 1969 Stricken 1 Jun 1973 and sold
Yorktown 10 15 Apr 1943 27 Jun 1970 Stricken 1 Jun 1973. Established as a floating museum in Charleston, S.C., 13 Nov 1975
Intrepid 11 16 Aug 1943 15 Mar 1974 Established as a floating museum in New York City.
Hornet 12 29 Nov 1943 26 May 1970 Stricken from the Navy List 1989. Donated to The Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation for use as a museum on 26 May 1998.
Franklin 13 31 Jan 1944 17 Feb 1947 Stricken from the Navy List 10 Oct 1964
Ticonderoga 14 8 May 1944 1 Sep 1973 Stricken from the Navy List 16 Nov 1973.
Randolph 15 9 Oct 1944 13 Feb 1969 Stricken from the Navy List 1 Jun 1973.
Lexington 16 17 Feb 1943 8 Nov 1991 Stricken from the Navy List 30 Nov 1991. Now a museum in Corpus Christi, Tex.
Bunker Hill 17 25 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.
Wasp 18 24 Nov 1943 1 Jul 1972 Sold for scrap 21 May 1973.
Hancock 19 15 Apr 1944 30 Jan 1976 Stricken from the Navy List 31 Jan 1976; sold
Bennington 20 6 Aug 1944 15 Jan 1970 Stricken from the Navy List 1989
Boxer 21 16 Apr 1945 1 Dec 1969 Stricken from the Navy List 1 Dec 1969
Independence 22 14 Jan 1943 28 Aug 1946 Sunk as target 29 Jun 1951.
Princeton 23 25 Feb 1943 24 Oct 1944 Sunk due to enemy action in the Sibuyan Sea.
Belleau Wood 24 31 Mar 1943 13 Jan 1947 Transferred to France 1953-1960. Returned. Stricken 1 Oct 1960.
Cowpens 25 28 May 1943 13 Jan 1947 Stricken from the Navy List 1 Nov 1959.
Monterey 26 17 Jun 1943 16 Jan 1956 Stricken from the Navy List 1 Jun 1970.
Langley 27 31 Aug 1943 11 Feb 1947 Transferred to France 1951-1963; Sold 19 Feb 1964.
Cabot 28 24 Jul 1943 21 Jan 1955 Transferred to Spain 30 Aug 1967; returned to private U.S. organization 1989.
Bataan 29 17 Nov 1943 9 Apr 1954 Stricken from the Navy List 1 Sep 1959.
San Jacinto 30 15 Dec 1943 1 Mar 1947 Stricken from the Navy List 1 Jun 1970.
Bon Homme Richard 31 26 Nov 1944 2 Jul 1971 Stricken from the Navy List 1989. Scrapped 4 Feb 1992.
Leyte 32 11 April 1946 15 May 1959 Stricken from the Navy List 1 Jun 1969
Kearsarge 33 2 May 1946 15 Jan 1970 Stricken from the Navy List 1 May 1973
Oriskany 34 25 Sep 1950 20 Sep 1979 Stricken from the Navy List 1989; sold 29 Sep 1995
Antietam 36 28 Jan 1945 8 May 1963 Stricken from the Navy List 1 May 1973
Princeton 37 18 Nov 1945 30 Jan 1970 Stricken from the Navy List 30 Jan 1970
Shangri-La 38 15 Sep 1944 30 Jul 1971 Stricken from the Navy List 15 Jul 1982; disposed of 9 Aug 1988.
Lake Champlain 39 3 Jun 1945 2 May 1966 Stricken from the Navy List 1 Dec 1969.
Tarawa 40 8 Dec 1945 13 May 1960 Stricken from the Navy List 1 Jun 1967.
Midway 41 10 Sep 1945 11 Apr 1992 Stricken 17 Mar 1997; at Navy Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, Wash.
Franklin D. Roosevelt 42 27 Oct 1945 1 Oct 1977 Stricken from the Navy List 30 Sept 1977; sold.
Coral Sea 43 1 Oct 1947 26 Apr 1990 Sold for scrap 7 May 1993
Valley Forge 45 3 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.
Philippine Sea 47 11 May 1946 28 Dec 1958 Stricken from the Navy List 1 Dec 1969.
Saipan 48 14 Jul 1946 14 Jan 1970 Name changed to Arlington 8 Apr 1965 and served as an communications relay ship until decomm. Sold
Wright 49 9 Feb 1947
11 May 1963
15 Mar 1956
27 May 1970
Converted to and commissioned as a command ship. Sold.
Forrestal 59 1 Oct 1955 30 Sep 1993 Stricken from the Navy List 11 Sep 1993; Under tow from the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Philadelphia, Pa., to the Naval Education and Training Center, Newport, R.I., 14 Sept. 1998
Saratoga 60 14 Apr 1956 20 Aug 1994 Stricken from the Navy List 30 Sep 1994; berthed at the Naval Education and Training Center, Newport, R.I., 7 Aug. 1998
Ranger 61 10 Aug 1957 10 Jul 1993 In inactive reserve in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, Wash.
Independence 62 10 Jan 1959 30 Sep 1998 In inactive reserve in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Bremerton, Wash.
Kitty Hawk 63 29 Apr 1961 Active
Constellation 64 27 Oct 1961 Active
Enterprise 65 25 Nov 1961 Active
America 66 23 Jan 1965 9 Aug 1996 In inactive reserve in the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Philadelphia, Penn.
John F. Kennedy 67 7 Sep 1968 Active
Nimitz 68 3 May 1975 Active
Dwight D. Eisenhower 69 18 Oct 1977 Active
Carl Vinson 70 13 Mar 1982 Active
Theodore Roosevelt 71 25 Oct 1986 Active
Abraham Lincoln 72 11 Nov 1989 Active
George Washington 73 4 July 1992 Active
John C. Stennis 74 9 Dec 1995 Active
Harry S. Truman 75 25 July 1998 Active
Ronald Reagan 76 2003 Under construction, keel laid, 1995, christened 2001
George H. Bush 77 2009 Under construction.

Jirka Wagner

 

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