List of longest naval ships

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This is a list of longest naval ships.

List[edit]

Name Ships in class Type Length Displacement Status Operator
USS Enterprise 1 Aircraft carrier 342 m (1,123 ft) 93,500 Decommissioned United States Navy
Gerald R. Ford class 1 Aircraft carrier 337 m (1,106 ft) 100,000 Planned to be commissioned in September 2016. There are expected to be twelve ships of this class. United States Navy
Nimitz class 10 Aircraft carrier 333 m (1,092 ft) 102,000 First entered service 1975, last in 2009. All currently in service. United States Navy
Kitty Hawk class 3 Aircraft carrier 327 m (1,073 ft) 83,960 1 sunk as target. Decommissioned, expected to be scrapped United States Navy
Forrestal class 4 Aircraft carrier 325 m (1,066 ft) 82,402 Decommissioned United States Navy
USS John F. Kennedy 1 Aircraft carrier 320 m (1,052 ft) 83,960 Decommissioned United States Navy
Midway class 3 Aircraft carrier 306 m (1,003 ft) 64,000 1 preserved, 2 scrapped United States Navy
Admiral Kuznetsov class 2 Aircraft carrier 302 m (990 ft) 67,000 In service Russian Navy
Chinese Navy
Queen Elizabeth class - Aircraft carrier 284 m (931 ft) 70,000 Two carriers under construction Royal Navy
Kiev class 4 Aircraft carrier 283 m (928 ft) 45,400 1 scrapped, 2 out of service, 1 in service (INS Vikramaditya) Russian Navy
Indian Navy
Lexington class 2 Aircraft carrier 270 m (888 ft) 43,055 One sunk 1942, one destroyed in atomic bomb test United States Navy
Iowa class 4 Battleship 270 m (887 ft) 58,000 Four preserved United States Navy
Shinano 1 Aircraft carrier 266.1 m (872.9 ft) 71,890 Sunk in WWII Imperial Japanese Navy
Essex class 24 Aircraft carrier 265.8 m (872 ft) 36,380 In service from 1942. Four preserved United States Navy
Clemenceau class 2 Aircraft carrier 265 m (870 ft) 32,800 Commissioned from 1961. 1 in service, 1 scrapped French Navy
Brazilian Navy
Yamato class 2 Battleship 263 m (863 ft) 72,809 Both sunk in WWII Imperial Japanese Navy
Graf Zeppelin class 1 Aircraft carrier 262.5 m (861 ft) 33,550 Graf Zeppelin was canceled in 1943 while still under construction. Hull was sunk for target practice by USSR in 1947 Kriegsmarine
HMS Hood 1 Battlecruiser 262.1 m (860 ft) 45,200 Launched 1918 Sunk at Battle of the Denmark Strait 1941[1] Royal Navy
INS Vikrant 1 Aircraft carrier 262 m (860 ft) 40,000 Under construction. Due to be commissioned in 2018 Indian Navy
Charles de Gaulle 1 Aircraft carrier 261.5 m (858 ft) 42,000 In operation French Navy
Akagi 1 Aircraft carrier 260.7 m (855.2 ft) 41,300 Sunk Imperial Japanese Navy
Taihō 1 Aircraft carrier 260.6 m (855 ft) 37,270 Sunk 1944[2] Imperial Japanese Navy
Audacious class 2 Aircraft carrier 257.6 m (845 ft) 50,786 2 completed 1946 and 1950. Length and displacement for Ark Royal following 1967–1970 refit. Scrapped 1978 and 1980.[3][4] Royal Navy
Shokaku class 2 Aircraft carrier 257.5 m (844 ft 10 in) 32,105 Both sunk 1944.[5] Imperial Japanese Navy
America class 4 Amphibious assault ship 257 m (844 ft) 45,000 1 completed, 3 planned United States Navy
Wasp class 8 Amphibious assault ship 257 m (844 ft) 40,500 8 in service United States Navy
Kirov class 4 Battlecruiser 252 m (830 ft) 28,000 (full load) 2 of 5 in operation Russian Navy
Bismarck class 2 Battleship 251 m (823 ft 6 in) 50,900 Both sunk during WWII Kriegsmarine
Tarawa class 5 Amphibious assault ship 250 m (820 ft) 39,400 3 disposed of United States Navy
Vanguard 1 Battleship 248.2 m (814 ft 4 in) 51,420 Final Royal Navy battleship, scrapped 1960[6] Royal Navy
Izumo class 2 Helicopter destroyer 248 m (813 ft 8 in) 27,000 1 completed, 1 under construction Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
Richelieu class 2 Battleship 247.85 m (813 ft 2 in) 47,548 Last French battleships, scrapped 1961 and 1967.[7][8] French Navy
Kaga 1 Aircraft carrier 247.65 m (812 ft 6 in) 38,200 Sunk Imperial Japanese Navy
Alaska class 2 Battlecruiser 246.4 m (808 ft 6 in) 34,253 6 planned, 2 completed (Alaska and Guam) with third ship (Hawaii) scrapped incomplete[9][10] United States Navy
Cavour 1 Aircraft carrier 244 m (800 ft 6 in) 30,000 In service Italian Navy
Juan Carlos-class 3 Landing helicopter dock 230.82 m (757.3 ft) 27,500 Three service, Juan Carlos 1 commissioned 2011, HMAS Canberra commissioned 2014, Adelaide in 2015. Royal Australian Navy, Spanish Navy
  • Ships may differ within the class. Measures are taken from the largest ship of the class.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gardiner and Gray 1985, p. 41.
  2. ^ Chesneau 1998, p. 179.
  3. ^ Blackman 1971, p. 331.
  4. ^ Chesneau 1998, pp. 134–139.
  5. ^ Gardiner and Chesneau 1980, p. 181.
  6. ^ Gardiner and Chesneau 1980, p. 16.
  7. ^ Gardiner and Chesneau 1980, p. 260.
  8. ^ Whitley 2001, p. 53.
  9. ^ Gardiner and Chesneau 1980, p. 122.
  10. ^ Whitley 1999, p. 276.
  • Blackman, Raymond V. B., ed. (1971). Jane's Fighting Ships 1971–72. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd. ISBN 0-354-00096-9. 
  • Chesneau, Roger (1998). Aircraft Carriers of the World, 1914 to the Present: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. London: Brockhampton Press. ISBN 1-86019-875-9. 
  • Gardiner, Robert; Chesneau, Roger, eds. (1980). Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-146-7. 
  • Gardiner, Robert; Gray, Randal, eds. (1985). Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-245-5. 
  • Whitley, M. J. (2001). Battleships of World War Two: An International Encyclopedia. London: Cassell & Co. ISBN 0-304-359572. 
  • Whitley, M. J. (1999). Cruisers of World War Two: An International Encyclopedia. London: Brockhampton Press. ISBN 1-86019-8740.