UK Aircraft Carrier Operational Status By Month



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Carrier BattleCoral SeaMidwayEastern SolomonsSanta Cruz Is.Philippine SeaLeyte Gulf

Fleet (CV) and Light (CVL) Carriers (20 total)
Furious (CV-47)CaaoaoaoaoaoaoaaaaaaoaoaaaaaaoaFurious (CV-47)aaaaaaaaoaaaoaoaaaaaFurious (CV-47)aammmmaaaaaoaoaoaoaoaoFurious (CV-47)aoaoaaaaammmaaaaaaoaoaoaoaoFurious (CV-47)aRaRaRaRaaaaaatatatatatatatatatatat
Argus (CV-I49)CaaaaaaaaapaaaavavavavavavavavArgus (CV-I49)mmmmmatatatataamaaaaaArgus (CV-I49)aaaamaaamammmmmaArgus (CV-I49)aaaaaaQaaatatatatatatatatatatatavArgus (CV-I49)avavavavavavavavavavavababababababababab
Hermes (CVL-95)CappppppppapppakakHermes (CVL-95)aaaaiiiiiaaaaaaaaHermes (CVL-95)iiiiididididididiioioiiLHermes (CVL-95).......Hermes (CVL-95)......
Eagle (CV-94)CmmmmmmmaoaopaoaoappEagle (CV-94)piiiiiipdpdmmmmmmmmEagle (CV-94)mmmiaaaaaaaoaoaaaoaEagle (CV-94)mmmL......Eagle (CV-94)......
Courageous (CV-50)CmmmmaaaaaaaCourageous (CV-50)aLCourageous (CV-50)Courageous (CV-50)......Courageous (CV-50)......
Glorious (CV-77)CmmmmaommmmGlorious (CV-77)mmiimaoaoaoaaLGlorious (CV-77)Glorious (CV-77)......Glorious (CV-77)......
Ark Royal (CV-91)CaArk Royal (CV-91)aaaaaaaomaammmaaommArk Royal (CV-91)mmadammmmmmLArk Royal (CV-91)....Ark Royal (CV-91)......
Illustrious (CV-87)Illustrious (CV-87)CasasasmmmmmIllustrious (CV-87)mdadadadadadadadadadaadadadaiIllustrious (CV-87)iiiiiioaoiaaoaoaoaoaaaQmaoaaIllustrious (CV-87)iiiiiRiRiRiaoaoRiRiRppRpRpdpdpdpdpd
Formidable (CV-67)Formadible (CV-67)CasaaFormadible (CV-67)aiBmRmmdadadadadadaaaIiiFormadible (CV-67)iiiaaammmmmmmmQmmQmaaaFormadible (CV-67)aoaoaoaoaoaRaRaaaoaoaoaoppRpRpdpdRpRp
Victorious (CV-38)Victorious (CV-38)Victorious (CV-38)CasasaaRaaRaaaaaaRaaVictorious (CV-38)aaaadaoaoQmaaopppopppQpaaaaoVictorious (CV-38)aoaoaRaaiRiiiRipopRppRpRpRppRpp
Indomitable (CV-92)Indomitable (CV-92)Indomitable (CV-92)CasaoiiiiiIndomitable (CV-92)QiiommdadadadadadaaaammdmdmdmdmdmdIndomitable (CV-92)mdmdmdmdaiiRpRiRiRpRppppRpRppopRp
Unicorn (CVL-I72)Unicorn (CVL-I72)Unicorn (CVL-I72)Unicorn (CVL-I72)CasasasasamQmaaaUnicorn (CVL-I72)iiiiiiiiiiippppppppp
Indefatigable (CV-R10)Indefatigable (CV-R10)Indefatigable (CV-R10)..Indefatigable (CV-R10)......Indefatigable (CV-R10)CasasasaRaRaaaipRppRpRpRppRpRp
Implacable (CV-86)Implacable (CV-86)Implacable (CV-86)..Implacable (CV-86).......Implacable (CV-86).CasasasaRaRaRaaaippRpRpRp
Colossus (CVL-R15)Colossuss (CVL-R15)Colossuss (CVL-R15)Colossuss (CVL-R15)Colossuss (CVL-R15)Casasasasaaamp
Vengance (CVL-R71)Vengance (CVL-R71)Vengance (CVL-R71)Vengance (CVL-R71)Vengance (CVL-R71)Casasasasaaip
Venerable (CVL-R63)Venerable (CVL-R63)Venerable (CVL-R63)Venerable (CVL-R63)Venerable (CVL-R63)Casasmmiipp
Glory (CVL-R62)Glory (CVL-R62)Glory (CVL-R62)Glory (CVL-R62)Glory (CVL-R62)Casammi
Warrier (CVL-R31)Warrier (CVL-R31)Warrier (CVL-R31)Warrier (CVL-R31)Warrier (CVL-R31)Casasaaa
Ocean (CVL-R68)Ocean (CVL-R68)Ocean (CVL-R68)Ocean (CVL-R68)Ocean (CVL-R68)Cas
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Escort Carriers (CEVs) (44 total)
Audacity (CVE-D10)Audacity (CVE-D10)Audacity (CVE-D10)CasasaaaaLAudacity (CVE-D10)Audacity (CVE-D10)
Archer (CVE-D78/BAVG-1)Archer (CVE-D78/BAVG-1)Archer (CVE-D78/BAVG-1)CasasadadaaoArcher (CVE-D78/BAVG-1)aaaoaoaoaoQaaoaoaaoaaaaoaoaoaoaoakArcher (CVE-D78/BAVG-1)akakakakakakakaoaoaoaoaoaoaoao
Avenger (CVE-D14/BAVG2)Avenger (CVE-D14/BAVG2)Avenger (CVE-D14/BAVG2)CasaoAvenger (CVE-D14/BAVG2)aoaoaoaaaQLmAvenger (CVE-D14/BAVG2)
Biter/Dixmude (CVE-D97/BAVG-3)Biter/Dixmude (CVE-D97/BAVG-3)Biter/Dixmude (CVE-D97/BAVG-3)CasBiter/Dixmude (CVE-D97/BAVG-3)asasasasasaQaaaaaaaaaaaaadadBiter/Dixmude (CVE-D97/BAVG-3)aaaaaaaaoaoaoaoaoaoaoaoao
Dasher (CVE-D37/BAVG-5)Dasher (CVE-D37/BAVG-5)Dasher (CVE-D37/BAVG-5)Dasher (CVE-D37/BAVG-5)CasasasmQaoaoaadLDasher (CVE-D37/BAVG-5)
Activity (CVE-D94)Activity (CVE-D94)Activity (CVE-D94)Activity (CVE-D94)CasasasasatatatatatatatatataoaoaoActivity (CVE-D94)aaaaQaaaamiaaoaiiiiiip
Attacker (CVE-D02/CVE-7)Attacker (CVE-D02/CVE-7)Attacker (CVE-D02/CVE-7)Attacker (CVE-D02/CVE-7)CpspspsasasasaaoaoaamaaoaaAttacker (CVE-D02/CVE-7)adadaammmQmmmaaoaoaoaoiiiip
Battler (CVE-D18/CVE-6)Battler (CVE-D18/CVE-6)Battler (CVE-D18/CVE-6)Battler (CVE-D18/CVE-6)CasadasasasasasaaaammiiBattler (CVE-D18/CVE-6)iiioioiiiiiiippaatatatatatat
Stalker (CVE-D91/CVE-15)Stalker (CVE-D91/CVE-15)Stalker (CVE-D91/CVE-15)Stalker (CVE-D91/CVE-15)CasasasasasasasasamaoaoasStalker (CVE-D91/CVE-15)aoasaoaammmmmaaoaoaiiQiiii
Hunter (CVE-D80/CVE-8)Hunter (CVE-D80/CVE-8)Hunter (CVE-D80/CVE-8)Hunter (CVE-D80/CVE-8)CasasasasasasasaaaoaoaHunter (CVE-D80/CVE-8)aaaaammmmammomomiQaiiii
Tracker (CVE-D24/BAVG-6)Tracker (CVE-D24/BAVG-6)Tracker (CVE-D24/BAVG-6)Tracker (CVE-D24/BAVG-6)CpspsasaaaaoaoaaaaTracker (CVE-D24/BAVG-6)aoaaaaaoaoaoaaaappppppaa
Fencer (CVE-D64/CVE-14)Fencer (CVE-D64/CVE-14)Fencer (CVE-D64/CVE-14)Fencer (CVE-D64/CVE-14)CpsasasasasaaaaaoFencer (CVE-D64/CVE-14)aoaaaadaaaaaippppppaoaoi
Searcher (CVE-D40/CVE-22)Searcher (CVE-D40/CVE-22)Searcher (CVE-D40/CVE-22)Searcher (CVE-D40/CVE-22)CpsasdaasasasaaaoSearcher (CVE-D40/CVE-22)aoaoaaaammmmaoaoaaaaaoaoai
Chaser (CVE-D32/CVE-10)Chaser (CVE-D32/CVE-10)Chaser (CVE-D32/CVE-10)Chaser (CVE-D32/CVE-10)CasasasasdasdadasasasChaser (CVE-D32/CVE-10)aaadadadadadadadadadadadaiipppp
Ravager (CVE-D70/CVE-24)Ravager (CVE-D70/CVE-24)Ravager (CVE-D70/CVE-24)Ravager (CVE-D70/CVE-24)CpspspsaatatatadatRavager (CVE-D70/CVE-24)atatataoatatatatataaaadataoaoaoaoaoao
Striker (CVE-D12/CVE-19)Striker (CVE-D12/CVE-19)Striker (CVE-D12/CVE-19)Striker (CVE-D12/CVE-19)CpspsasasasasasasaStriker (CVE-D12/CVE-19)aoaoaaaaaaaaiipppppppp
Emperor (CVE-D98/CVE-34)Emperor (CVE-D98/CVE-34)Emperor (CVE-D98/CVE-34)Emperor (CVE-D98/CVE-34)CpsasasasasasasaEmperor (CVE-D98/CVE-34)aaaaaammmmmaoamiiiiii
Pursuer (CVE-D73/CVE-17)Pursuer (CVE-D73/CVE-17)Pursuer (CVE-D73/CVE-17)Pursuer (CVE-D73/CVE-17)CasasasasasasasPursuer (CVE-D73/CVE-17)asaaaaammmaaoaoaoaaaioiii
Atheling (CVE-D51/CVE-33)Atheling (CVE-D51/CVE-33)Atheling (CVE-D51/CVE-33)Atheling (CVE-D51/CVE-33)CpspspspspsasAtheling (CVE-D51/CVE-33)asaiiiiiiiiippppppppa
Ameer (CVE-D01/CVE-35)Ameer (CVE-D01/CVE-35)Ameer (CVE-D01/CVE-35)Ameer (CVE-D01/CVE-35)CpspspspspsasAmeer (CVE-D01/CVE-35)asasasasaiiiiiiioiiiiiiii
Pretoria Castle (CVE-F61)Pretoria Castle (CVE-F61)Pretoria Castle (CVE-F61)Pretoria Castle (CVE-F61)CasasasaaaPretoria Castle (CVE-F61)atatataoatataoaoatatataoaoaoatataoaoaoat
Begum (CVE-D38/CVE-36)Begum (CVE-D38/CVE-36)Begum (CVE-D38/CVE-36)Begum (CVE-D38/CVE-36)CpspspopspsBegum (CVE-D38/CVE-36)asasiiiiiiiiiimaoaomipiid
Trumpeter (CVE-D09/CVE-37)Trumpeter (CVE-D09/CVE-37)Trumpeter (CVE-D09/CVE-37)Trumpeter (CVE-D09/CVE-37)CpsasaaaTrumpeter (CVE-D09/CVE-37)aaoaoaoaoaaaaaaaaaoaaaaii
Slinger (CVE-D26/CVE-32)Slinger (CVE-D26/CVE-32)Slinger (CVE-D26/CVE-32)Slinger (CVE-D26/CVE-32)CpsasaaoaoSlinger (CVE-D26/CVE-32)aoadadadadadadadadasaaiipppppp
Empress (CVE-D42/CVE-38)Empress (CVE-D42/CVE-38)Empress (CVE-D42/CVE-38)Empress (CVE-D42/CVE-38)CpspopopopoEmpress (CVE-D42/CVE-38)popsasaoaoaoaoaoaoaoaoasiiiiiiii
Khedive (CVE-D62/CVE-39)Khedive (CVE-D62/CVE-39)Khedive (CVE-D62/CVE-39)Khedive (CVE-D62/CVE-39)CpsasaoaoaoKhedive (CVE-D62/CVE-39)aoaoadadasasmmmaaoaoiiiiiiii
Nabob (CVE-D77/CVE-41)Nabob (CVE-D77/CVE-41)Nabob (CVE-D77/CVE-41)Nabob (CVE-D77/CVE-41)CpspopopoNabob (CVE-D77/CVE-41)pdasasaoaoasasadadadadadadadadadadadadad
Shah (CVE-D21/CVE-43)Shah (CVE-D21/CVE-43)Shah (CVE-D21/CVE-43)Shah (CVE-D21/CVE-43)CpspopopoShah (CVE-D21/CVE-43)ppiiiiiiiiiiiioioiiiii
Patroller (CVE-D07/CVE-44)Patroller (CVE-D07/CVE-44)Patroller (CVE-D07/CVE-44)Patroller (CVE-D07/CVE-44)CpspspPatroller (CVE-D07/CVE-44)ippppopopaaaoaaapppaoaoaoao
Premier (CVE-D23/CVE-42)Premier (CVE-D23/CVE-42)Premier (CVE-D23/CVE-42)Premier (CVE-D23/CVE-42)CpspoPremier (CVE-D23/CVE-42)psasaaaoaoaoaoaoaoaadaaaaaoaoatat
Ranee (CVE-D03/CVE-46)Ranee (CVE-D03/CVE-46)Ranee (CVE-D03/CVE-46)Ranee (CVE-D03/CVE-46)CpspoRanee (CVE-D03/CVE-46)pdppppopaaaaaaoapppaaoaoao
Thane (CVE-D48/CVE-48)Thane (CVE-D48/CVE-48)Thane (CVE-D48/CVE-48)Thane (CVE-D48/CVE-48)CpspkThane (CVE-D48/CVE-48)pkpkpkpopopsaoaaamaad
Speaker (CVE-D90/CVE-40)Speaker (CVE-D90/CVE-40)Speaker (CVE-D90/CVE-40)Speaker (CVE-D90/CVE-40)CpspoSpeaker (CVE-D90/CVE-40)pspsaaaoaoaoaoatatataoippppppp
Vindex (CVE-D15)Vindex (CVE-D15)Vindex (CVE-D15)Vindex (CVE-D15)CasaVindex (CVE-D15)adadaaaoaaaadaaaaoaoaoaaaip
Nairana (CVE-D05)Nairana (CVE-D05)Nairana (CVE-D05)Nairana (CVE-D05)CasasNairana (CVE-D05)aaaaaaaoaaoaaoaaaaoaoaoaoaoao
Queen (CVE-D19/CVE-49)Queen (CVE-D19/CVE-49)Queen (CVE-D19/CVE-49)Queen (CVE-D19/CVE-49)CpoQueen (CVE-D19/CVE-49)popdpsaaaaaoaoaoaoasasasaaaaoaoao
Ruler (CVE-D72/CVE-50)Ruler (CVE-D72/CVE-50)Ruler (CVE-D72/CVE-50)Ruler (CVE-D72/CVE-50)CpoRuler (CVE-D72/CVE-50)popoasaaaoaoaoaaaoasappppppp
Arbiter (CVE-D31/CVE-51)Arbiter (CVE-D31/CVE-51)Arbiter (CVE-D31/CVE-51)Arbiter (CVE-D31/CVE-51)CpsArbiter (CVE-D31/CVE-51)popopoasasasasaoaoaoaoaoaoaappppp
Rajah (CVE-D10/CVE-45)Rajah (CVE-D10/CVE-45)Rajah (CVE-D10/CVE-45)Rajah (CVE-D10/CVE-45)Rajah (CVE-D10/CVE-45)Cpspopopoasasatatiaaoappppppaa
Smiter (CVE-D55/CVE-52)Smiter (CVE-D55/CVE-52)Smiter (CVE-D55/CVE-52)Smiter (CVE-D55/CVE-52)Smiter (CVE-D55/CVE-52)Cpspopspsasaaaoaoaoaoataoaoaoaoaoaoii
Trouncer (CVE-D85/CVE-47)Trouncer (CVE-D85/CVE-47)Trouncer (CVE-D85/CVE-47)Trouncer (CVE-D85/CVE-47)Trouncer (CVE-D85/CVE-47)Cpspopopoaoaaaaaataaaoaoaoaoaoaoao
Puncher (CVE-D79/CVE-53)Puncher (CVE-D79/CVE-53)Puncher (CVE-D79/CVE-53)Puncher (CVE-D79/CVE-53)Puncher (CVE-D79/CVE-53)Cpspopopoasaaaaoaoaoaoaaaoaoaaa
Reaper (CVE-D82/CVE-54)Reaper (CVE-D82/CVE-54)Reaper (CVE-D82/CVE-54)Reaper (CVE-D82/CVE-54)Reaper (CVE-D82/CVE-54)Cpspspopspsasaaaaadppppaoaoaop
Campania (CVE-D48)Campania (CVE-D48)Campania (CVE-D48)Campania (CVE-D48)Campania (CVE-D48)Casasaoaaaaaaaaaaaaoaoadaa
1918-121919-121920-121921-121922-121923-121924-121925-121926-121927-121928-121929-121930-121931-121932-121933-121934-121935-121936-121937-121938-121939-081939-091939-101939-111939-121940-011940-021940-031940-041940-051940-061940-071940-081940-091940-101940-111940-121941-011941-021941-031941-041941-051941-061941-071941-081941-091941-101941-111941-121942-011942-021942-031942-041942-051942-061942-071942-081942-091942-101942-111942-121943-011943-021943-031943-041943-051943-061943-071943-081943-091943-101943-111943-121944-011944-021944-031944-041944-051944-061944-071944-081944-091944-101944-111944-121945-011945-021945-031945-041945-051945-061945-071945-08

Merchant Aircraft Carriers (MACs) (19 total)
Empire MacAlpineEmpire MacAlpineEmpire MacAlpineEmpire MacAlpineCaaaaaaaaaEmpire MacAlpineaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
RapanaRapanaRapanaRapanaCaaaaaaRapanaaaaaaaaaa
Empire MacAndrewEmpire MacAndrewEmpire MacAndrewEmpire MacAndrewCaaaaaaEmpire MacAndrewaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
AmastraAmastraAmastraAmastraCaaaaAmastraaaaaaaaaa
Empire MacRaeEmpire MacRaeEmpire MacRaeEmpire MacRaeCaaaaEmpire MacRaeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
AncylusAncylusAncylusAncylusCaaaAncylusaaaaaaaaa
AcavusAcavusAcavusAcavusCaaaAcavusaaaaaaaaa
Empire MacKayEmpire MacKayEmpire MacKayEmpire MacKayCaaaEmpire MacKayaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Empire MacCollEmpire MacCollEmpire MacCollEmpire MacCollCaaEmpire MacCollaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
AlexiaAlexiaAlexiaAlexiaCaAlexiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Empire MacCabeEmpire MacCabeEmpire MacCabeEmpire MacCabeCaEmpire MacCabeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Empire MacMahonEmpire MacMahonEmpire MacMahonEmpire MacMahonCaEmpire MacMahonaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Empire MacKendrickEmpire MacKendrickEmpire MacKendrickEmpire MacKendrickCaEmpire MacKendrickaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Empire MacCallumEmpire MacCallumEmpire MacCallumEmpire MacCallumCaEmpire MacCallumaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
MiraidaMiraidaMiraidaMiraidaMiraidaCaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
AdulaAdulaAdulaAdulaAdulaCaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Gadila (Netherlands)Gadila (Netherlands)Gadila (Netherlands)Gadila (Netherlands)Gadila (Netherlands)Caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Empire MacDermottEmpire MacDermottEmpire MacDermottEmpire MacDermottEmpire MacDermottCaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Macoma (Netherlands)Macoma (Netherlands)Macoma (Netherlands)Macoma (Netherlands)Macoma (Netherlands)Caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
1918-121919-121920-121921-121922-121923-121924-121925-121926-121927-121928-121929-121930-121931-121932-121933-121934-121935-121936-121937-121938-121939-081939-091939-101939-111939-121940-011940-021940-031940-041940-051940-061940-071940-081940-091940-101940-111940-121941-011941-021941-031941-041941-051941-061941-071941-081941-091941-101941-111941-121942-011942-021942-031942-041942-051942-061942-071942-081942-091942-101942-111942-121943-011943-021943-031943-041943-051943-061943-071943-081943-091943-101943-111943-121944-011944-021944-031944-041944-051944-061944-071944-081944-091944-101944-111944-121945-011945-021945-031945-041945-051945-061945-071945-08

Carriers Afloat in the Atlantic Theater
Fleet Carriers (CV's)222222333244555455545Fleet Carriers (CV's)54334444465555666Fleet Carriers (CV's)6576777778766554Fleet Carriers (CV's)44555565655555556666Fleet Carriers (CV's)55666555664443222222
Light carriers (CVL's)000000100000000100011Light carriers (CVL's)11110000011111111Light carriers (CVL's)0000000000000000Light carriers (CVL's)00000000001111111111Light carriers (CVL's)00000000000133354432
CV's & CVL's222222433244555555556CV's & CVL's65444444476666777CV's & CVL's6576777778766554CV's & CVL's44555565656666667777CV's & CVL's55666555664576576654
Escort Carriers (CVE's)000000000000000000000Escort Carriers (CVE's)00000000000000000Escort Carriers (CVE's)0000011111211123Escort Carriers (CVE's)33445657888101114161619192022Escort Carriers (CVE's)2326272932323536353534342824201817181715
Merchant Aircraft Carriers (MACs)000000000000000000000Merchant Aircraft Carriers (MACs)00000000000000000Merchant Aircraft Carriers (MACs)0000000000000000Merchant Aircraft Carriers (MACs)000000000001113358914Merchant Aircraft Carriers (MACs)1516181919191919191515151515151515151515
Total Carriers222222433244555555556Total Carriers65444444476666777Total Carriers6576788889977677Total Carriers779910111112141314171821252531343643Total Carriers4347515457565960605653545045404038393734

Carriers Afloat in the Pacific Theater
Fleet Carriers (CV's)000000000100000100011Fleet Carriers (CV's)11221111100000000Fleet Carriers (CV's)0101000000011223Fleet Carriers (CV's)33211101011111110000Fleet Carriers (CV's)11111333224445666666
Light carriers (CVL's)000000011111111011100Light carriers (CVL's)00001111100000000Light carriers (CVL's)1111111111111110Light carriers (CVL's)00000000000000000000Light carriers (CVL's)11111111111111112235
CV's & CVL's000000011211111111111CV's & CVL's11222222200000000CV's & CVL's1212111111122333CV's & CVL's33211101011111110000CV's & CVL's222224443355567788911
Escort Carriers (CVE's)000000000000000000000Escort Carriers (CVE's)00000000000000000Escort Carriers (CVE's)0000000000000000Escort Carriers (CVE's)0000111011133127671213Escort Carriers (CVE's)15151412996566771316202121202123
Total Carriers000000011211111111111Total Carriers11222222200000000Total Carriers1212111111122333Total Carriers3321221112244238671213Total Carriers1717161411131099912121822272829283034

Carriers Afloat in the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters
Fleet Carriers (CV's)222222333344555555556Fleet Carriers (CV's)65555555565555666Fleet Carriers (CV's)6677777778777777Fleet Carriers (CV's)77766666666666666666Fleet Carriers (CV's)66777888888888888888
Light carriers (CVL's)000000111111111111111Light carriers (CVL's)11111111111111111Light carriers (CVL's)1111111111111110Light carriers (CVL's)00000000001111111111Light carriers (CVL's)11111111111244466667
CV's & CVL's222222444455666666667CV's & CVL's76666666676666777CV's & CVL's7788888889888887CV's & CVL's77766666667777777777CV's & CVL's77888999999101212121414141415
Escort Carriers (CVE's)000000000000000000000Escort Carriers (CVE's)00000000000000000Escort Carriers (CVE's)0000011111211123Escort Carriers (CVE's)33446767999131415182325263235Escort Carriers (CVE's)3841414141414141414141414140403938383838
Merchant Aircraft Carriers (MACs)000000000000000000000Merchant Aircraft Carriers (MACs)00000000000000000Merchant Aircraft Carriers (MACs)0000000000000000Merchant Aircraft Carriers (MACs)000000000001113358914Merchant Aircraft Carriers (MACs)1516181919191919191515151515151515151515
Total Carriers222222444455666666667Total Carriers76666666676666777Total Carriers77888999910109991010Total Carriers1010111012131213151516212223283337414856Total Carriers6064676868696969696565666867676867676768
1918-121919-121920-121921-121922-121923-121924-121925-121926-121927-121928-121929-121930-121931-121932-121933-121934-121935-121936-121937-121938-121939-081939-091939-101939-111939-121940-011940-021940-031940-041940-051940-061940-071940-081940-091940-101940-111940-121941-011941-021941-031941-041941-051941-061941-071941-081941-091941-101941-111941-121942-011942-021942-031942-041942-051942-061942-071942-081942-091942-101942-111942-121943-011943-021943-031943-041943-051943-061943-071943-081943-091943-101943-111943-121944-011944-021944-031944-041944-051944-061944-071944-081944-091944-101944-111944-121945-011945-021945-031945-041945-051945-061945-071945-08

Carriers Operational in the Atlantic Theater
Fleet Carriers (CV's)211111233244323323423Fleet Carriers (CV's)54334322453355466Fleet Carriers (CV's)5444555555434333Fleet Carriers (CV's)33533344444445434342Fleet Carriers (CV's)11223333432222111111
Light carriers (CVL's)000000100000000100000Light carriers (CVL's)11110000011111111Light carriers (CVL's)0000000000000000Light carriers (CVL's)00000000000000111111Light carriers (CVL's)00000000000000123431
CV's & CVL's211111333244323423423CV's & CVL's65444322464466577CV's & CVL's5444555555434333CV's & CVL's33533344444445545453CV's & CVL's11223333432222234542
Escort Carriers (CVE's)000000000000000000000Escort Carriers (CVE's)00000000000000000Escort Carriers (CVE's)0000000111100010Escort Carriers (CVE's)11011321333457589969Escort Carriers (CVE's)91216171719212223231912121310105478
Merchant Aircraft Carriers (MACs)000000000000000000000Merchant Aircraft Carriers (MACs)00000000000000000Merchant Aircraft Carriers (MACs)0000000000000000Merchant Aircraft Carriers (MACs)000000000001113358914Merchant Aircraft Carriers (MACs)1516181919191919191515151515151515151515
Total Carriers211111333244323423423Total Carriers65444322464466577Total Carriers5444555666534343Total Carriers4454466577791013131519212026Total Carriers2529363839414344464136292930272824242625

Carriers Operational in the Pacific Theater
Fleet Carriers (CV's)000000000100000100011Fleet Carriers (CV's)11221110000000000Fleet Carriers (CV's)0101000000011223Fleet Carriers (CV's)32211001011011110000Fleet Carriers (CV's)11111333223445654355
Light carriers (CVL's)000000011111111011100Light carriers (CVL's)00001111100000000Light carriers (CVL's)1111000000100110Light carriers (CVL's)00000000000000000000Light carriers (CVL's)11111111111111112235
CV's & CVL's000000011211111111111CV's & CVL's11222221100000000CV's & CVL's1212000000111333CV's & CVL's32211001011011110000CV's & CVL's222224443345567665810
Escort Carriers (CVE's)000000000000000000000Escort Carriers (CVE's)00000000000000000Escort Carriers (CVE's)0000000000000000Escort Carriers (CVE's)00000000000000000012Escort Carriers (CVE's)3455466566761315192120202122
Total Carriers000000011211111111111Total Carriers11222221100000000Total Carriers1212000000111333Total Carriers32211001011011110012Total Carriers56776101099911111821262726252932

Carriers Operational in the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters
Fleet Carriers (CV's)211111233344323423434Fleet Carriers (CV's)65555432453355466Fleet Carriers (CV's)5545555555445556Fleet Carriers (CV's)65744345455456544342Fleet Carriers (CV's)22334666655667765466
Light carriers (CVL's)000000111111111111100Light carriers (CVL's)11111111111111111Light carriers (CVL's)1111000000100110Light carriers (CVL's)00000000000000111111Light carriers (CVL's)11111111111111235666
CV's & CVL's211111344455434534534CV's & CVL's76666543564466577CV's & CVL's6656555555545666CV's & CVL's65744345455456655453CV's & CVL's334457777667789910101212
Escort Carriers (CVE's)000000000000000000000Escort Carriers (CVE's)00000000000000000Escort Carriers (CVE's)0000000111100010Escort Carriers (CVE's)110113213334575899711Escort Carriers (CVE's)1216212221252727292926182528293125242830
Merchant Aircraft Carriers (MACs)000000000000000000000Merchant Aircraft Carriers (MACs)00000000000000000Merchant Aircraft Carriers (MACs)0000000000000000Merchant Aircraft Carriers (MACs)000000000001113358914Merchant Aircraft Carriers (MACs)1516181919191919191515151515151515151515
Total Carriers211111344455434534534Total Carriers76666543564466577Total Carriers6656555666645676Total Carriers7675566678891114141619212128Total Carriers3035434545515353555047404751535550495557


Abbreviations Used In The Table

1. Action During Month
B: Engaged in one of the six carrier battles
C: Commissioned
L: Lost due to sinking
Q: Provided air cover for amphibious invasion
R: Engaged in carrier raid

2. Ship Location
a: Atlantic Ocean
g: Arctic Ocean
i: Indian Ocean
m: Mediterranean Sea
p: Pacific Ocean

3. Operational Status At End Of Month
d: Non-operational due to combat-related damaged
k. Non-operational, in use as a barracks ship or for storage of goods.
o: Non-operational due to being refitted or overhauled
s: Non-operational due to still in initial shakedown trial period or in transit to location for initial refitting or for initial embarkation of aircraft. May be transporting an load of aircraft from US to UK as part of going to UK to be refitted to become fully operational.
t: Operational as a training vessel and/or engaged only in trials.
v: Non-operational, in reserve

Notes

This table includes only ships that operated between July 1937 and August 1945 and that had flight decks for both launching and recovering aircraft at sea.

The planning and outcomes of naval initiatives involving carriers were a function of the number that were "operational", ready for combat. This table indicates the number of carriers that were "operational" as well as afloat.

Carriers kept in port or otherwise not engaged in naval initiatives because of shortages of aircrews or fuel remain classified as "operational" in this table.

USS Langley was the first US aircraft carrier and is classified here as a fleet carrier (CV-1) until 1937. At that time she was refitted and was reclassified as a seaplane tender (AV-3). During the early months of World War II, she ferried aircraft and conducted anti-submarine patrols, just as an escort carrier would do. She could transport, launch and retrieve aircraft at sea and is included here as an escort carrier (CVE) rather than a seaplane tender. ww2dbase

Source(s):
Evan Mawdsley (2019). The War For The Seas- A Maritime History of World War II.
Francis Pike (2019). Hirohito's War- The Pacific War 1941-1945.
Craig Symonds (2018). World War II At Sea.
Naval War In The Pacific, 1941-1945 (pacific.valka.cz)
Royal and Dominion Navy Warships (naval-history.net)
Wikipedia

Added By:
Bob Bryant





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