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USS Lexington underway, circa early 1930s; note one aircraft having just taken…

[Photo] USS Lexington underway, circa early 1930s; note one aircraft having just taken off

USS Constellation CV-64 turning around in the harbour at Fremantle, Australia.

this is not the Midway (ship i was on) but this is taken in Fremantle Australia which i (and the Midway) were in , about miles from Perth

This Day in WWII History: Feb 27, 1942: U.S. aircraft carrier Langley is sunk

This Day in WWII History: Feb USS Langley aircraft carrier sunk. Was a part of the Asiatic Fleet.

08 Dec 38: Germany's only aircraft carrier, the GRAF ZEPPELIN, is launched, though far from complete. Due to shifting construction priorities necessitated by the coming war, she will never be completed, nor become operational, and will remain in the Baltic for the duration of the war. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=1208&s=381208 #WWII

doyoulikevintage: “ Graf zepelin-Germany's one and only aircraft carrier ”

Illustrious HMS Illustrious cutting through the water at speed to enable aircraft to land on her deck. This WWII photo( taken in the period 1940-1942) was taken just after a Swordfish had made a landing. The deck crew are taking it to the forward lift.

Illustrious HMS Illustrious cutting through the water at speed to enable aircraft to land on her deck. This WWII photo( taken in the period was taken just after a Swordfish had made a landing. The deck crew are taking it to the forward lift.

USS Forrestal (CV-59) My 2nd carrier tour (Med Cruise '82)

Scrapped for a penny: USS Forrestal, Navy's first supercarrier, begins final voyage

USS Saratoga CV-3 - Lexington class Aircraft Carrier

On January aircraft from USS Saratoga (CV made a simulated surprise attack on the Panama Canal during fleet exercises, demonstrating that aircraft carriers could extend the reach of the fleet beyond attacking other fleets.

HMS Hood, 1926. The largest battlecruiser ever built

HMS Hood, The largest battlecruiser ever built, she famously confirmed the fundamental flaw in the concept when she came up against the modern German battleship Bismarck in May being fatally vulnerable to heavy calibre plunging fire.

The most-heavily damaged fleet carrier to survive the war, the USS Franklin approaches New York, April 24, 1945

[Photo] Franklin approaching New York City, New York, United States, 26 Apr 1945; note damage on her flight deck

WWII Naval warfare - The most-heavily damaged fleet carrier to survive the war, the USS Franklin approaches New York, April 1945

USS Indiana entering San Francisco Bay, September 29 1945.

USS Indiana entering San Francisco Bay at the war's end (September

HMS Avenger (D14) - Avenger-class escort carrier - Displacement: 8,200 long tons (8,300 t) (normal) 9,000 long tons (9,100 t) (deep load) Length: 492.25 ft (150.04 m) Beam: 66.25 ft (20.19 m) Height: 23.25 ft (7.09 m) Propulsion: 1 shaft, 4 diesel engines giving 8,500 bhp (6,300 kW) Speed: 16.5 knots (30.6 km/h; 19.0 mph) Complement: 555 Aircraft carried: 15 a mixture of Fairey Swordfish Aviation facilities: Hangar 190 ft (58 m) by 47 ft (14 m)Lift 42 feet (13 m) by 34 feet (10 m)

HMS Avenger- Builder Sun Shipbuilding Laid down 28 November 1939 Launched 27 November 1940 Commissioned 2 March 1942 In service- 1942 Homeport HMNB Clyde Fate- Sunk by off Gibraltar on 15 Nov