Since refitting its first aircraft carrier in 1919, the United States has built hundreds of aircraft carriers as a seasoned maritime force. It produced about 140 aircraft carriers in the naval conflict with Japan alone during WWII. The assistance of an enormous industrial empire is behind the development of such a large-scale aircraft carrier.
With the end of World War II, the large number of aircraft carriers built to pursue efficiency during the war no longer met the needs of the US global strategy and began to be retired in large numbers. At the same time, with the development of jet fighters, the United States began to develop significant/high-end/high cost. Aircraft carrier as a military fulcrum of global strategy.
There are 11 aircraft carriers in active service in the United States. in this article, we will talk about these aircraft carriers one by one.
currently, all the in-service aircraft carriers in the US are nuclear-power and 10 of the 11 currently in service are Nimitz-class aircraft carriers and 1 Ford-class aircraft carrier.
List of US aircraft carriers
The first ship of the Nimitz class – the USS Nimitz
This giant was launched in 1972 with a displacement of 100,020 tons, a total length is 332.8 meters, and a hull number is CVN-68. It has a maximum speed of 31.5 knots, with a whopping price of one Billion USD.
The ship was built in 1975. it has a displacement of 101,600 tonnes and a total length of 332.8 meters. The hull number of CVN-69, the top speed is 31.5 knots. It cost around 700 million dollars. With notable features, Eisenhower is genuinely a marvelous machine.
Launched in 1980, Carl Vinson has a displacement of 101,300 tons, a total length is 332.8 meters, a hull number is CVN-70, a maximum speed is 31.5 knots, and a cost is 700 million US dollars.
The vessel was launched in 1984 and has a displacement of 104,600 tonnes, a total length of 332.8 meters, a hull number of CVN-71, and a top speed of 31.5 knots.
Launched in 1988, the displacement is 104,112 tons, the total length is 332.8 meters, the hull number is CVN-72, and the maximum speed is 31.5 knots.
USS George Washington
Launched in 1990, the displacement is 104,200 tons, the total length is 332.8 meters, the hull number is CVN-73, and the maximum speed is 31.5 knots.
John C. Stennis
Launched in 1993, the displacement is 103,300 tons, the total length is 332.8 meters, the hull number is CVN-74, and the maximum speed is 31.5 knots.
Launched in 1996, the displacement is 103,900 tons, the total length is 332.8 meters, the hull number is CVN-75, and the maximum speed is 31.5 knots.
Launched in 2001, the displacement is 101,400 tons, the total length is 332.8 meters, the hull number is CVN-76, and the maximum speed is 31.5 knots.
Launched in 2006, the displacement is 102,000 tons, the total length is 332.8 meters, the hull number is CVN-77, and the maximum speed is 31.5 knots.
Ford-class first ship – USS Ford
Launched in 2013, the displacement is 100,000 tons, the total length is 337 meters, the hull number is CVN-78, the maximum speed is more than 30 knots, and the electromagnetic catapult system is used.