List of aircraft carriers of the United States Navy

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Ships of the
United States Navy

A - B - C - D - E - F - G
H - I - J - K - L - M - N
O - P - Q - R - S - T - U
V - W - X - Y - Z

aircraft carriers
airships
amphibious assault ships
auxiliaries
battleships
cruisers
destroyers
destroyer escorts
escort carriers
frigates
patrol vessels
mine warfare vessels
sailing frigates
ships of the line
submarines

This list of aircraft carriers of the United States Navy includes all types in the main hull numbering sequence, consisting of hull classification symbols CV, CVA, CVB, CVL, and CVN. All units after CVA-57 are supercarriers.

For the smaller escort aircraft carriers (CVE), please see list of escort aircraft carriers of the United States Navy.

By hull number

 USS Langley (CV-1)
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USS Langley (CV-1)
USS Midway (CVB-41)
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USS Midway (CVB-41)
By name

USS Enterprise (CV-6)
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USS Enterprise (CV-6)
USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) arriving at
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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) arriving at Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The active carriers of the US Navy as of June 1, 2004 are the Kitty Hawk-class carrier USS Kitty Hawk, the Enterprise, the USS John F. Kennedy, and the Nimitz-class carriers Nimitz, Eisenhower, Carl Vinson, Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, John C. Stennis, Harry S. Truman and Ronald Reagan.

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