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USA
 |- Aircraft carriers
 |        CV-1 USS Langley
 |--- class Essex
 |        CV-9 USS Essex
 |        CV-10 USS Yorktown
 |        CV-11 USS Intrepid
 |        CV-12 USS Hornet
 |        CV-13 USS Franklin
 |        CV-16 USS Lexington
 |        CV-17 USS Bunker Hill
 |        CV-18 USS Wasp
 |        CV-20 USS Bennington
 |        CV-31 USS Bon Homme Richard
 |        CV-33 USS Kearsarge
 |        CV-34 USS Oriskany
 |--- class Ranger
 |        CV-4 USS Ranger
 |--- class Ticonderoga
 |        CV-14 USS Ticonderoga
 |        CV-15 USS Randolph
 |        CV-19 USS Hancock
 |        CV-21 USS Boxer
 |        CV-32 USS Leyte
 |        CV-36 USS Antietam
 |        CV-37 USS Princeton
 |        CV-38 USS Shangri-La
 |        CV-39 USS Lake Champlain
 |        CV-40 USS Tarawa
 |        CV-45 USS Valley Forge
 |        CV-47 USS Philippine Sea
 |--- class Lexington
 |        CV-2 USS Lexington
 |        CV-3 USS Saratoga
 |--- class Yorktown
 |        CV-5 USS Yorktown
 |        CV-6 USS Enterprise
 |        CV-8 USS Hornet
 |--- class Wasp
 |        CV-7 USS Wasp
 |- Attack aircraft carriers
 |--- class Essex
 |        CVA-9 USS Essex
 |        CVA-10 USS Yorktown
 |        CVA-11 USS Intrepid
 |        CVA-12 USS Hornet
 |        CVA-16 USS Lexington
 |        CVA-18 USS Wasp
 |        CVA-20 USS Bennington
 |        CVA-31 USS Bon Homme Richard
 |        CVA-33 USS Kearsarge
 |        CVA-34 USS Oriskany
 |--- class Ticonderoga
 |        CVA-14 USS Ticonderoga
 |        CVA-15 USS Randolph
 |        CVA-19 USS Hancock
 |        CVA-21 USS Boxer
 |        CVA-32 USS Leyte
 |        CVA-36 USS Antietam
 |        CVA-37 USS Princeton
 |        CVA-38 USS Shangri-La
 |        CVA-39 USS Lake Champlain
 |        CVA-40 USS Tarawa
 |        CVA-45 USS Valley Forge
 |        CVA-47 USS Philippine Sea
 |--- class Midway
 |        CVA-41 USS Midway
 |        CVA-42 USS Franklin D.Roosevelt
 |        CVA-43 USS Coral Sea
 |--- class Kitty Hawk
 |        CVA-63 USS Kitty Hawk
 |        CVA-64 USS Constellation
 |        CVA-66 USS America
 |        CVA-67 USS John F.Kennedy
 |--- class Forrestal
 |        CVA-59 USS Forrestal
 |        CVA-60 USS Saratoga
 |        CVA-61 USS Ranger
 |        CVA-62 USS Independence
 |- Anti-submarine warfare support carriers
 |--- class Essex
 |        CVS-9 USS Essex
 |        CVS-10 USS Yorktown
 |        CVS-11 USS Intrepid
 |        CVS-12 USS Hornet
 |        CVS-16 USS Lexington
 |        CVS-18 USS Wasp
 |        CVS-20 USS Bennington
 |        CVS-33 USS Kearsarge
 |--- class Ticonderoga
 |        CVS-14 USS Ticonderoga
 |        CVS-15 USS Randolph
 |        CVS-21 USS Boxer
 |        CVS-32 USS Leyte
 |        CVS-36 USS Antietam
 |        CVS-37 USS Princeton
 |        CVS-38 USS Shangri-La
 |        CVS-39 USS Lake Champlain
 |        CVS-40 USS Tarawa
 |        CVS-45 USS Valley Forge
 |        CVS-47 USS Philippine Sea
 |- Escort aircraft сarriers
 |--- class Boque/Attacker
 |        CVE-8 USS Block Island
 |        CVE-9 USS Bogue
 |        CVE-12 USS Copahee
 |        CVE-13 USS Core
 |        CVE-21 USS Block Island
 |        CVE-34 USS Pybus
 |        CVE-35 USS Baffins
 |        CVE-36 USS Bolinas
 |        CVE-41 USS Edisto
 |        CVE-42 USS Estero
 |        CVE-49 USS St.Andrews
 |--- class Commencement Bay
 |        CVE-106 USS Block Island
 |        CVE-109 USS Cape Gloucester
 |        CVE-112 USS Siboney
 |        CVE-114 USS Rendova
 |        CVE-115 USS Bairoko
 |        CVE-116 USS Badoeng Strait
 |        CVE-118 USS Sicily
 |        CVE-120 USS Mindoro
 |        CVE-122 USS Palau
 |--- class Sangamon
 |        CVE-26 USS Sangamon
 |        CVE-27 USS Suwannee
 |        CVE-29 USS Santee
 |--- class Casablanca
 |        CVE-56 USS Liscome Bay
 |        CVE-60 USS Guadalcanal
 |        CVE-61 USS Manila Bay
 |        CVE-62 USS Natoma Bay
 |        CVE-64 USS Tripoli
 |        CVE-65 USS Wake Island
 |        CVE-67 USS Solomons
 |        CVE-70 USS Fanshaw Bay
 |        CVE-72 USS Tulagi
 |        CVE-73 USS Gambier Bay
 |        CVE-74 USS Nehenta Bay
 |        CVE-75 USS Hoggatt Bay
 |        CVE-77 USS Marcus Island
 |        CVE-80 USS Petrof Bay
 |        CVE-81 USS Rudyerd Bay
 |        CVE-82 USS Saginaw Bay
 |        CVE-83 USS Sargent Bay
 |        CVE-91 USS Makassar Strait
 |        CVE-93 USS Makin Island
 |--- class Avenger/Charger
 |        CVE-30 USS Charger
 |--- class Long Island
 |        CVE-1 USS Long Island
 |- Light aircraft сarriers
 |--- class Independence
 |        CVL-22 USS Independence
 |        CVL-23 USS Princeton
 |        CVL-24 USS Belleau Wood
 |        CVL-25 USS Cowpens
 |        CVL-26 USS Monterey
 |        CVL-27 USS Langley
 |        CVL-28 USS Cabot
 |        CVL-30 USS San Jacinto
 |--- class Saipan
 |        CVL-48 USS Saipan
 |- Helicopter escort carriers
 |--- class Commencement Bay
 |        CVHE-109 USS Cape Gloucester
 |- Seaplane tenders
 |        AV-3 USS Langley
 |- Large aircraft carriers
 |--- class Midway
 |        CVB-41 USS Midway
 |        CVB-42 USS Franklin D.Roosevelt
 |        CVB-43 USS Coral Sea
 |- Landing platform helicopter
 |--- class Ticonderoga
 |        LPH-4 USS Boxer
 |        LPH-5 USS Princeton
 |        LPH-8 USS Valley Forge
 |- Nuclear-powered supercarriers
 |        CVN-65 USS Enterprise
 |--- class Nimitz
 |        CVN-68 USS Nimitz
 |        CVN-69 USS Dwight D.Eisenhower
 |        CVN-70 USS Carl Vinson
 |        CVN-71 USS Theodore Roosevelt
 |        CVN-72 USS Abraham Lincoln
 |        CVN-73 USS George Washington
 |        CVN-74 USS John C.Stennis
 |        CVN-75 USS Harry S.Truman
 |- Aircraft transports
 |--- class Boque/Attacker
 |        T-AKV-41 USNS Core
 |- Training aircraft carriers
 |--- class Essex
 |        CVT-16 USS Lexington
 |--- class Forrestal
 |        AVT-59 USS Forrestal
 |- Supercarriers
 |--- class Midway
 |        CV-41 USS Midway
 |        CV-43 USS Coral Sea
 |--- class Kitty Hawk
 |        CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk
 |        CV-64 USS Constellation
 |        CV-66 USS America
 |        CV-67 USS John F.Kennedy
 |--- class Forrestal
 |        CV-59 USS Forrestal
 |        CV-60 USS Saratoga
 |        CV-61 USS Ranger
 |        CV-62 USS Independence
 |- Major communications relay ships
 |--- class Saipan
 |        AGMR-2 USS Arlington
 |- Nuclear-powered attack carriers
 |        CVAN-65 USS Enterprise
 |- Amphibious assault ships
 |--- class Tarawa
 |        LHA-1 USS Tarawa
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Netherlands
Russia (White Guards)
Canada
Argentina
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CV-16 USS Lexington (1943-1947)
CV-16 USS Lexington Type: Aircraft carriers
Class: Essex
Other names: The Blue Ghost
Displacement: 27100-36380
Aircraft capacity: 110
Fate: converted/reclassified
  • She was named in honour of CV-2 USS Lexington, lost in the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942.
  • She was commissioned in February 1943.
  • In August 1943 she sailed to the Pacific.
  • In November 1943 she operated Marshalls, covering the landings in the Gilberts.
  • On December 4th, 1943 she strikes Kwajalein, destroyed a cargo ship, damaged two cruisers, and accounted for 30 enemy aircraft. But she was damaged by Japanese torpedo. Japanese propaganda said that she was sunk.
  • In December 1943 - February 1944 she was repaired in Pearl-Harbour, then in Bremerton, USA.
  • In March 1944 she returned to Pacific.
  • In April 1944 she supported the Army landing at Hollandia, attacked Truk. Japanese propaganda announced her sunk again.
  • In June 1944 she strikes Saipan and later was attacked by Japanese torpedo planes based on Guam. Japanese propaganda announced her sunk 3rd times.
  • On June 19-20th, 1944 she played a major role in the Battle of the Philippine Sea. Her aircraft destroyed over 300 enemy airplanes, carrier, a tanker, and a destroyer. Japanese propaganda announced her sunk 4th times.
  • In August 1944 she strikes against Guam, Palau, Bonin.
  • In September 1944 she operated in the Carolinas and Philippines area.
  • In October 1944 she operated against Formosa, Okinawa.
  • In the end of October 1944 she played important role in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. She took part in destroying many Japanese ships, included battleship Musashi, aircraft carriers Chitose, Zuikako, Zuiho, heavy cruiser Nachi. Japanese propaganda again announced her sunk...
  • In January 1945 she operated in China Sea. strike enemy shipping and air installations. Strikes were flown against Saipan, Camranh Bay in then Indochina, Hong Kong, the Pescadores, Formosa, Okinawa.
  • In February 1945 she strikes against Iwo Jima and airfields near Tokyo. Then she sailed to USA for overhaul.
  • In May 1945 she returned to Pacific.
  • In July-August 1945 she launched massive strikes against Japanese Islands, airfields, ships, naval bases and industrial targets.
  • In August-December 1945 she supported the occupation of Japan.
  • In December 1945 she used in west coast operations.
  • In April 1947 she was decommissioned and entered the Reserve Fleet.

    Took part in wars:
    Battle of Pacific Ocean (1941-1945)
    New Guinea Campaign (1942-1945)
    Battle of Marshall Islands (1944)
    Battle of the Philippine Sea (1944)
    Liberation of Philippines (1944-1945)
    Battle of Okinawa (1945)
    Allied Navy Aviation air raids on Japan (1944-1945)

    Aircraft:
    USA
          Curtiss SB2C Helldiver/A-25 Shrike [ 4 5 8 ];
          Douglas SBD Dauntless/A-24 Banshee [ 3 ];
          Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger [ 2 3 9 ];
          Chance Vought F4U Corsair [ 19 ];
          Grumman F6F Hellcat [ 1 2 3 4 5 8 9 10 11 ].

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  • CVA-16 USS Lexington (1952-1962)
    CVA-16 USS Lexington Type: Attack aircraft carriers
    Class: Essex
    Fate: converted/reclassified
  • In October 1952 she was reclassified attack carrier CVA-16, she began conversion and modernization, receiving the new angled flight deck.
  • In August 1955 she was recommissioned.
  • In 1956-1957 she served with 7th Fleet and used for search and rescue missions off the coast of China.
  • In the second half of 1958 she operated off Taiwan during China-Taiwan tensions.
  • In 1959-1961 during the Laotian Crisis she operated at South-East Asia region.
  • In January 1962 she returning to west coast operations.

    Took part in wars:
    Laotian Civil War (Secret War) (1960-1975)

    Aircraft:
    USA
          Douglas AD/A-1 Skyraider [ 11 ];
          North American AJ-1/AJ-2/A-2 Savage [ 3 5 ];
          Chance Vought F7U Cutlass [ 2 3 ];
          Douglas F4D/F-6 Skyray [ 6 7 ];
          Grumman F9F Panther/Cougar [ 23 24 25 28 ];
          Grumman F11F Tiger [ 3 4 ];
          Mc.Donnell Douglas F3H Demon [ 1 4 8 ];
          North American FJ-1/FJ-2/FJ-3/FJ-4 Fury [ 12 14 18 19 20 22 ];
          Vought F8U/F-8 Crusader [ 8 ];
          Piasecki H-25 Arme Mule/HUP Retriever [ 2 ].

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  • CVS-16 USS Lexington (1962-1969)
    CVS-16 USS Lexington Type: Anti-submarine warfare support carriers
    Class: Essex
    Fate: converted/reclassified
  • On October 1st, 1962 she was redesignated CVS-16. However, during the Cuban missile crisis, she resumed duty as an attack carrier, and it was not until 29 December 1962.
  • During 1962-1969 she operated as aviation training carrier in the Gulf of Mexico and served many pilots and personnel for the Navy and Marine Corps operations over Vietnam.

    Took part in wars:
    Cuban Crisis (1962)
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  • CVT-16 USS Lexington (1969-1991)
    CVT-16 USS Lexington Type: Training aircraft carriers
    Class: Essex
    Fate: museum ship
  • In 1969 she was redesignated CVT-16 and still used as trainer carrier.
  • In November 1991 she was decommissioned.
  • In June 1992 she was donated as a museum and now operates as the USS Lexington Museum, Corpus Christi, Texas.
  • In 2003 she was designated a National Historic Landmark.


    Aircraft:
    USA
          Douglas A-4 Skyhawk [ 25 ];
          Sikorsky S-61/H-3 Sea King/Commando [ 3 ].

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