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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 arriers
 |--- 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 arriers
 |--- 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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CV-3 USS Saratoga (1927-1946)
CV-3 USS Saratoga Type: Aircraft carriers
Class: Lexington
Displacement: 38746-53000
Aircraft capacity: 91
Fate: destroyed as target
  • Originally she built as battle cruiser but, finished as aircraft carrier.
  • In September 1927 she was commissioned.
  • During 1930's she operated in Atlantic and Pacific. She was used for assisting in the development of fast carrier tactics. She became ne of fourteen USN ships to receive the early RCA CXAM-1 RADAR.
  • On January 11th, 1942 800 km South-West from Ohau she was torpedoed and damaged by Japanese submarine I-6. The she sailed for repairing.
  • In June 1942 she must took part in operations against Aleutians, but operation was cancelled.
  • In August 1942 she operates against Guadalcanal assault and covered US landings. She sank Japanese carrier Ryujo and damaged Chitose. However she was damaged by I-26 submarine and sailed for repairing to the New Orleans.
  • In November 1942 she returned to Pacific.
  • From December 1943 to May 1943 she operated in Eastern Solomons area providing air cover for minor operations.
  • In November 1943 she operated against Bougainville, Rabaul, Gilbert Islands, Nauru, Makin and Tarawa.
  • From December 1943 to January 1944 she overhauled in USA.
  • In the second half of January 1944 she supported operations in the Marshall Islands.
  • In February 1944 she strikes Eniwetok and covered landing troops.
  • In March 1944 she jointed British Eastern Fleet in the Indian Ocean.
  • In April-May 1944 she operated against Sumatra, Soerabaja, Java.
  • In June-September 1944 she repaired in USA.
  • In the second half of 1944 she trained night fighter squadrons at Hawaii.
  • In February 1945 she strikes Japanese home islands.
  • On February 21st, 1945 during patrolling in Chi-chi Jima area she was hit by Japanese bombers six times (!) and seriously damaged.
  • From March 1945 to June 1945 she was repaired in USA. She never took part in combat then.
  • From September to the end of 1945 she actively took part in the returning of US troops to home - Operation Magic Carpet.
  • In July 1946 she took part in A-bombs tests twice at Bikini Atoll. She was sunk during the second explosion on July 25th, 1946.


    Took part in wars:
    Battle of Pacific Ocean (1941-1945)
    Battle of Solomon Islands (Guadalcanal) (1942-1943)
    New Guinea Campaign (1942-1945)
    Battle of Marshall Islands (1944)
    Allied Navy Aviation air raids on Japan (1944-1945)

    Aircraft:
    USA
          Chance Vought SBU-1/SBU-2/V-142 [ 1 2 ];
          Curtiss SBC Helldiver [ 1 2 4 ];
          Martin BM-1/BM-2 [ 1 2 ];
          Martin T3M [ 1 ];
          Martin T4M [ 2 4 5 6 7 ];
          Boeing F2B [ 1 ];
          Boeing F3B [ 1 ];
          Boeing P-12/F4B [ 2 3 4 ];
          Boeing PW-9/FB1/FB4/FB5 [ 2 ];
          Curtiss-Wright Hawk II/III/Goshawk/P-6/F11C/BFC-2/BF2C [ 2 3 ];
          Grumman F2F/F3F/G-22/G-32/UC-103 [ 1 2 3 ];
          Douglas SBD Dauntless/A-24 Banshee [ 2 3 ];
          Douglas TBD Devastator [ 3 ];
          Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger [ 2 ];
          Vought SB2U Vindicator/Chesapeake [ 1 3 ];
          Brewster B-239/339/F2A Buffalo [ 1 2 ];
          Grumman F4F Wildcat [ 2 ];
          Grumman F6F Hellcat [ 10 ];
          North American Texan/Harvard/Wirraway/BT-9/BT-14 [ 2 ].

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