List of aircraft carriers in service

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This is a list of aircraft carriers which are currently in service, reserve, under construction, or being rebuilt. An aircraft carrier is a warship with a full-length flight deck, hangar and facilities for arming, deploying, and recovering aircraft.[1] The list only refers to the status of the ship, not availability or condition of an air wing. Ships classed as amphibious assault ships and helicopter carriers, whose primary purpose is to carry, arm, deploy, and recover aircraft, are included.

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Summary[edit]

Country Navy Commissioned In reserve Undergoing
trials
Under
construction
Ordered Planned
 Australia  Royal Australian Navy 02 2 0 0 0 0 0
 Brazil  Brazilian Navy 01 1 [2] 0 0 0 0 1
 China  People's Liberation Army Navy 01 1 [3] 0 0 1 [4] 0 0
 Egypt  Egyptian Navy 01 1 [5] 0 1 0 0 0
 France  French Navy 04 4 [6] 0 0 0 0 0
 India  Indian Navy 02 2 [7] 0 0 1 [8] 0 5
 Italy  Italian Navy 02 2 [9] 0 0 0 0 1
 Japan  Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force 03 3 0 1 0 0 0
 Russia  Russian Navy 01 1 [10] 0 0 0 0 2
 South Korea  Republic of Korea Navy 01 1 0 0 1 0 2
 Spain  Royal Spanish Navy 01 1 1 0 0 0 0
 Thailand  Royal Thai Navy 01 1 [11] 0 0 0 0 0
 Turkey  Turkish Navy 0 0 0 1 0 0
 United Kingdom  Royal Navy 01 1 [12] 0 0 2 [13] 0 0
 United States  United States Navy 19 1 0 3 [14] 1 16

Commissioned carriers[edit]

Country Name (hull number) Length Tonnage Class Propulsion Type Classification Commission
 Australia Canberra (L02) 231 231 m (758 ft) 027500 27,500 mt Canberra Conventional STOVL Landing helicopter dock 28 November 2014
 Australia Adelaide (L01) 230.82 230.82 m (757.3 ft) 027500 27,500 mt Canberra Conventional STOVL Landing helicopter dock 4 December 2015
 Brazil São Paulo (A12) 265 265 m (869 ft) 032800 32,800 mt Clemenceau Conventional CATOBAR Fleet carrier 15 November 2000
 China Liaoning (16) 304 304 m (997 ft) 059100 59,100 mt Kuznetsov[15] Conventional STOBAR Training carrier 25 September 2012[3]
 Egypt Gamal Abdel Nasser (1010) 199 199 m (653 ft) 021300 21,300 mt Mistral Conventional VTOL Landing helicopter dock 2 June 2016
 France Charles de Gaulle (R91) 262 262 m (860 ft) 042000 42,000 mt Charles de Gaulle Nuclear CATOBAR Fleet carrier 18 May 2001
 France Mistral (L9013) 199 199 m (653 ft) 021300 21,300 mt Mistral Conventional VTOL Landing helicopter dock 1 February 2006
 France Tonnerre (L9014) 199 199 m (653 ft) 021300 21,300 mt Mistral Conventional VTOL Landing helicopter dock 1 December 2006
 France Dixmude (L9015) 199 199 m (653 ft) 021300 21,300 mt Mistral Conventional VTOL Landing helicopter dock 27 December 2012
 India Vikramaditya (R33)[8] 283 283 m (928 ft) 045400 45,400 mt Kiev Conventional STOBAR Fleet carrier 16 November 2013[16]
 India Viraat (R22) 227 227 m (745 ft) 028700 28,700 mt Centaur Conventional STOVL Fleet carrier 20 May 1987
 Italy Giuseppe Garibaldi (C 551) 180 180 m (590 ft) 013850 13,850 mt Giuseppe Garibaldi Conventional STOVL Anti-submarine warfare carrier 30 September 1985
 Italy Cavour (C 550) 244 244 m (801 ft) 027100 27,100 mt Cavour Conventional STOVL Fleet carrier 27 March 2008
 Japan Izumo (DDH-183) 248 248 m (814 ft) 027000 27,000 mt Izumo Conventional VTOL Helicopter destroyer 25 March 2015
 Japan Hyūga (DDH-181) 197 197 m (646 ft) 019000 19,000 mt Hyūga Conventional VTOL Helicopter destroyer 18 March 2009
 Japan Ise (DDH-182) 197 197 m (646 ft) 019000 19,000 mt Hyūga Conventional VTOL Helicopter destroyer 16 March 2011
 Russia Admiral Kuznetsov (063) 306 305 m (1,001 ft) 055200 55,200 mt Kuznetsov Conventional STOBAR Heavy aircraft-carrying missile cruiser 21 January 1991
 South Korea Dokdo (LPH-6111) 199 199 m (653 ft) 018800 18,800 mt Dokdo Conventional VTOL Landing platform helicopter 3 July 2007
 Spain Juan Carlos I (L-61) 231 231 m (758 ft) 026000 26,000 mt Juan Carlos I Conventional STOVL Landing helicopter dock 30 September 2010
 Thailand Chakri Naruebet (911) 183 183 m (600 ft) 011486 11,486 mt Principe de Asturias Conventional STOVL Fleet carrier 10 August 1997
 United Kingdom Ocean (L12) 203.4 203.4 m (667 ft) 021500 21,500 mt Ocean Conventional VTOL Landing platform helicopter 30 September 1998
 United States Nimitz (CVN-68) 333 333 m (1,093 ft) 100020 100,020 mt Nimitz Nuclear CATOBAR Fleet carrier 3 May 1975
 United States Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) 333 333 m (1,093 ft) 103200 103,200 mt Nimitz Nuclear CATOBAR Fleet carrier 18 October 1977
 United States Carl Vinson (CVN-70) 333 333 m (1,093 ft) 102900 102,900 mt Nimitz Nuclear CATOBAR Fleet carrier 13 March 1982
 United States Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) 333 333 m (1,093 ft) 106300 106,300 mt Nimitz Nuclear CATOBAR Fleet carrier 25 October 1986
 United States Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) 333 333 m (1,093 ft) 105783 105,783 mt Nimitz Nuclear CATOBAR Fleet carrier 11 November 1989
 United States George Washington (CVN-73) 333 333 m (1,093 ft) 105900 105,900 mt Nimitz Nuclear CATOBAR Fleet carrier 4 July 1992
 United States John C. Stennis (CVN-74) 333 333 m (1,093 ft) 105000 105,000 mt Nimitz Nuclear CATOBAR Fleet carrier 9 December 1995
 United States Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) 333 333 m (1,093 ft) 105600 105,600 mt Nimitz Nuclear CATOBAR Fleet carrier 25 July 1998
 United States Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) 333 333 m (1,093 ft) 103000 103,000 mt Nimitz Nuclear CATOBAR Fleet carrier 12 July 2003
 United States George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) 333 333 m (1,093 ft) 104000 104,000 mt Nimitz Nuclear CATOBAR Fleet carrier 10 January 2009
 United States America (LHA-6) 257.3 257.3 m (844 ft) 045000 45,000 mt America[14] Conventional STOVL Landing helicopter assault 11 October 2014[17]
 United States Wasp (LHD-1) 257 257 m (843 ft) 040532 40,532 mt Wasp[14] Conventional STOVL Landing helicopter dock 29 July 1989
 United States Essex (LHD-2) 257 257 m (843 ft) 040650 40,650 mt Wasp Conventional STOVL Landing helicopter dock 17 October 1992
 United States Kearsarge (LHD-3) 257 257 m (843 ft) 040500 40,500 mt Wasp Conventional STOVL Landing helicopter dock 16 October 1993
 United States Boxer (LHD-4) 257 257 m (843 ft) 040722 40,722 mt Wasp Conventional STOVL Landing helicopter dock 11 February 1995
 United States Bataan (LHD-5) 257 257 m (843 ft) 040358 40,358 mt Wasp Conventional STOVL Landing helicopter dock 20 September 1997
 United States Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) 257 257 m (843 ft) 040500 40,500 mt Wasp Conventional STOVL Landing helicopter dock 15 August 1998
 United States Iwo Jima (LHD-7) 257 257 m (843 ft) 040530 40,530 mt Wasp Conventional STOVL Landing helicopter dock 30 June 2001
 United States Makin Island (LHD-8) 258 258 m (846 ft) 041649 41,649 mt Wasp Conventional STOVL Landing helicopter dock 24 October 2009

Carriers in reserve[edit]

Country Name (hull number) Length Tonnage Class Propulsion Type Commission Decommission Status
 Spain Príncipe de Asturias (R11) 195.9 195 m (640 ft) 081985 15,912 mt Príncipe de Asturias Conventional STOVL 1988-05-30 30 May 1988 2013-02-6 6 February 2013 Restrictive standby
 United States Kitty Hawk (CV-63) 325.8325 m (1,066 ft) 081985 81,985 mt Kitty Hawk Conventional CATOBAR 1961-04-21 21 April 1961 2009-01-31 31 January 2009 Reserve until
Gerald R. Ford
is commissioned

Carriers undergoing sea trials[edit]

Country Name (hull number) Length Tonnage Class Propulsion Type Commission
 Egypt Anwar El Sadat 199 199 m (653 ft) 021300 21,300 mt Mistral Conventional VTOL 2016 (planned)

Carriers under construction or being fitted out[edit]

Country Name (hull number) Length Tonnage Class Propulsion Type Commission Status
 China tbd tbd tbd Type 001A Conventional[18] STOBAR[18] 2020 (expected)[18] Under construction[4]
 India Vikrant (IAC-I)[8] 262 262 m (860 ft) 040000 40,000 mt Vikrant Conventional STOBAR 2018 (expected)[19] Fitted out[20]
 Japan Kaga (DDH-184) 248 248 m (814 ft) 027000 27,000 mt Izumo Conventional VTOL 2017 (expected) Fitted out[21]
 South Korea Marado (LPH-6112)[22] 199 199 m (653 ft) 018800 18,800 mt Dokdo Conventional VTOL 2019 (expected) Under construction
 United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth (R08)[13] 280 280 m (920 ft) 07060070,600 mt Queen Elizabeth Conventional STOVL 2017 (planned)[23] Fitted out
 United Kingdom Prince of Wales (R09)[13] 280 280 m (920 ft) 07060070,600 mt Queen Elizabeth Conventional STOVL 2020 (expected) Under construction
 United States Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78)[24] 333 333 m (1,093 ft) 100000 100,000 mt Gerald R. Ford Nuclear CATOBAR 2016 (planned) Fitted out
 United States John F. Kennedy (CVN-79)[25] 333 333 m (1,093 ft) 100000 100,000 mt Gerald R. Ford Nuclear CATOBAR 2020 (expected) Under construction
 United States Tripoli (LHA-7) 257.3 257.3 m (844 ft) 045000 45,000 mt America Conventional STOVL 2018 (expected) Under construction

Carriers ordered[edit]

Country Name (hull number) Length Tonnage Class Propulsion Type Commission
 United States Enterprise (CVN-80)[24] 333 333 m (1,093 ft) 100000 100,000 mt Gerald R. Ford Nuclear CATOBAR 2025 (expected)

Other planned carriers[edit]

Country Name (Hull number) Length Tonnage Class Propulsion Type Commission
 Brazil tbd tbd tbd tbd tbd tbd 2029+ (planned)[26]
 India Vishal (IAC-II)[19] 260 m (860 ft) 065000 65,000 mt[27][28] Vikrant tbd[28] CATOBAR 2025 (expected)[27]
 India tbd 215 m (705 ft) 030000 30,000 mt Multi-Role Support Vessel[29][30] Conventional STOVL tbd
 India tbd 215 m (705 ft) 030000 30,000 mt Multi-Role Support Vessel[29][30] Conventional STOVL tbd
 India tbd 215 m (705 ft) 030000 30,000 mt Multi-Role Support Vessel[29][30] Conventional STOVL tbd
 India tbd 215 m (705 ft) 030000 30,000 mt Multi-Role Support Vessel[29][30] Conventional STOVL tbd
 Italy Trieste tdb tbd Trieste Conventional STOVL c. 2022 (expected)
 Russia Shtorm 330 330 m (1,080 ft) 100000 100,000 mt Shtorm tbd STOBAR 2025+ (expected)
 Russia Priboi tbd 14,000 tons Priboi Conventional STOVL 2019 (expected)
 Singapore tbd tbd tbd Modified Endurance-class[31] Conventional STOVL tbd
 South Korea tbd[32] 244 244 m (801 ft) 030000 30,000 mt tbd Conventional STOVL from 2028 (expected)[32]
 South Korea tbd[32] 244 244 m (801 ft) 030000 30,000 mt tbd Conventional STOVL by 2036 (expected)[32]
 Turkey Anadolu[33] 231 231 m (758 ft) 026000 26,000 mt Juan Carlos I variant Conventional STOVL 2021 (expected)
 United States tbd (CVN-81)[34] 333 333 m (1,093 ft) 100000 100,000 mt Gerald R. Ford Nuclear CATOBAR tbd
 United States tbd (CVN-82)[35] 333 333 m (1,093 ft) 100000 100,000 mt Gerald R. Ford Nuclear CATOBAR tbd
 United States tbd (CVN-83)[36] 333 333 m (1,093 ft) 100000 100,000 mt Gerald R. Ford Nuclear CATOBAR tbd
 United States tbd (CVN-84)[37] 333 333 m (1,093 ft) 100000 100,000 mt Gerald R. Ford Nuclear CATOBAR tbd
 United States tbd (CVN-85)[38] 333 333 m (1,093 ft) 100000 100,000 mt Gerald R. Ford Nuclear CATOBAR tbd
 United States tbd (CVN-86)[39] 333 333 m (1,093 ft) 100000 100,000 mt Gerald R. Ford Nuclear CATOBAR tbd
 United States tbd (CVN-87)[40] 333 333 m (1,093 ft) 100000 100,000 mt Gerald R. Ford Nuclear CATOBAR tbd
 United States tbd (LHA-8)[41] 244 257 m (843 ft) 045693 45,693 mt America Conventional STOVL tbd
 United States tbd (LHA-9)[41] 244 257 m (843 ft) 045693 45,693 mt America Conventional STOVL tbd
 United States tbd (LHA-10)[41] 244 257 m (843 ft) 045693 45,693 mt America Conventional STOVL tbd
 United States tbd (LHA-11)[41] 244 257 m (843 ft) 045693 45,693 mt America Conventional STOVL tbd
 United States tbd (LHA-12)[41] 244 257 m (843 ft) 045693 45,693 mt America Conventional STOVL tbd
 United States tbd (LHA-13)[41] 244 257 m (843 ft) 045693 45,693 mt America Conventional STOVL tbd
 United States tbd (LHA-14)[41] 244 257 m (843 ft) 045693 45,693 mt America Conventional STOVL tbd
 United States tbd (LHA-15)[41] 244 257 m (843 ft) 045693 45,693 mt America Conventional STOVL tbd
 United States tbd (LHA-16)[41] 244 257 m (843 ft) 045693 45,693 mt America Conventional STOVL tbd

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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