US Aircraft Carrier Operational Status By Month



ww2dbaseLocation, activity, and operational status of United States aircraft carriers at the end of each month

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Carrier BattleCoral SeaMidwayEastern SolomonSanta Cruz Is.Philippine SeaLeyte Gulf

Fleet (CV) and Light (CVL) Carriers (33 total)
Saratoga (CV-3)CapppppppppppSaratoga (CV-3)pppppppppppppppppSaratoga (CV-3)pppppppppppppdpdpdpdSaratoga (CV-3)pppRBpdpdpdRPdpppppppppppRppoSaratoga (CV-3)ppiiipopopoppppppdpdpdptptptpt
Lexington (CV-2)CapppppppppppLexington (CV-2)pppppppppppppppppLexington (CV-2)ppppppppppppppppLexington (CV-2)BLLexington (CV-2)
Ranger (CV-4)CappppRanger (CV-4)aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaRanger (CV-4)aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaoaRanger (CV-4)aaaaaaaatataaaaaaaaaaaRanger (CV-4)atatataaaptptptptptptptptptptptptptpt
Yorktown (CV-5)CaaYorktown (CV-5)pppppppppppppppppYorktown (CV-5)ppppaaaaaaapppppYorktown (CV-5)BpLYorktown (CV-5)
Enterprise (CV-6)CaEnterprise (CV-6)pppppppppppppppppEnterprise (CV-6)pppppppppppppRpRp RpEnterprise (CV-6)pBppRBpdpdBpdppRpppppppopopopoQpRpEnterprise (CV-6)QpRpQpRQppBQppoppBQRpRpRppRQpQRpdQpQpdpdpdpd
Wasp (CV-7)Wasp (CV-7)CaaaaaaaaaWasp (CV-7)aaaaaaaaaaaaoaaaaWasp (CV-7)appQBpLWasp (CV-7)
Hornet (CV-8)Hornet (CV-8)Hornet (CV-8)Caaaapp RpHornet (CV-8)pBppppBLHornet (CV-8)
Essex (CV-9)Essex (CV-9)Essex (CV-9)Essex (CV-9)CasasasasasppppppppEssex (CV-9)pppopopBppppBppppppppppp
Independence (CVL-22)Independence (CVL-22)Independence (CVL-22)Independence (CVL-22)CasasasasasasppRpRpRQpdpdIndependence (CVL-22)pdpdpdpdpdpdpdpQpBpppQRppQpQpQppRpRp
Lexington (CV-16)Lexington (CV-16)Lexington (CV-16)Lexington (CV-16)CasasasasasppppppdLexington (CV-16)pdppppBppppBpppQRppppopoppp
Princeton (CVL-23)Princeton (CVL-23)Princeton (CVL-23)Princeton (CVL-23)CasasasasasppRpQpRppPrinceton (CVL-23)pQRppQppBppppBL
Belleau Wood (CVL-24)Belleau Wood (CVL-24)Belleau Wood (CVL-24)Belleau Wood (CVL-24)CasasasasppppppBelleau Wood (CVL-24)pppppBppppBpdpdpdpppppppp
Yorktown (CV-10)Yorktown (CV-10)Yorktown (CV-10)Yorktown (CV-10)CpspspsppRppppYorktown (CV-10)pppppBpppppopoppppppppp
Bunker Hill (CV-17)Bunker Hill (CV-17)Bunker Hill (CV-17)Bunker Hill (CV-17)CpspspspspspppBunker Hill (CV-17)pppppBpppppopopopppppdpdpdpd
Cowpens (CVL-25)Cowpens (CVL-25)Cowpens (CVL-25)Cowpens (CVL-25)CasasasasppppCowpens (CVL-25)pppppBppoppppppppopopppp
Monterey (CVL-26)Monterey (CVL-26)Monterey (CVL-26)Monterey (CVL-26)CasasasppppMonterey (CVL-26)pppppBppopppppdpopopppppp
Cabot (CVL-28)Cabot (CVL-28)Cabot (CVL-28)Cabot (CVL-28)CasasasaspspCabot (CVL-28)pppppBppppBppdpppppopoppp
Intrepid (CV-11)Intrepid (CV-11)Intrepid (CV-11)Intrepid (CV-11)CasasasaspsIntrepid (CV-11)ppdpdpdpdppppBPdpdpdpdpppdpdpdpdp
Langley (CVL-27)Langley (CVL-27)Langley (CVL-27)Langley (CVL-27)CasasasaspsLangley (CVL-27)pppppBppppBpppppppppopop
San Jacinto (CVL-30)San Jacinto (CVL-30)San Jacinto (CVL-30)San Jacinto (CVL-30)CasasSan Jacinto (CVL-30)asasaspspBppppBppppppppppp
Bataan (CVL-29)Bataan (CVL-29)Bataan (CVL-29)Bataan (CVL-29)CasasBataan (CVL-29)asasasppppopopoppppppppppp
Wasp (CV-18)Wasp (CV-18)Wasp (CV-18)Wasp (CV-18)CasasWasp (CV-18)asaspsppBppppppppppdpdpdpdpp
Hornet (CV-12)Hornet (CV-12)Hornet (CV-12)Hornet (CV-12)CasasHornet (CV-12)aspspppBpppppppppppppdpdpd
Franklin (CV-13)Franklin (CV-13)Franklin (CV-13)Franklin (CV-13)Franklin (CV-13)CasasasaspsBpppppdpdpdpdppdadadadadad
Hancock (CV-19)Hancock (CV-19)Hancock (CV-19)Hancock (CV-19)Hancock (CV-19)Casasasaspspspppppppdpdppp
Ticonderoga (CV-14)Ticonderoga (CV-14)Ticonderoga (CV-14)Ticonderoga (CV-14)Ticonderoga (CV-14)Casasasasasaspppdpdpdppppp
Bennington (CV-20)Bennington (CV-20)Bennington (CV-20)Bennington (CV-20)Bennington (CV-20)Casasasaspspspppppdpdp
Shangri-La (CV-38)Shangri-La (CV-38)Shangri-La (CV-38)Shangri-La (CV-38)Shangri-La (CV-38)Casasasaspspspsppppp
Randolph (CV-15)Randolph (CV-15)Randolph (CV-15)Randolph (CV-15)Randolph (CV-15)Casaspspsppdppppp
Bon Homme Richard (CV-31)Bon Homme Richard (CV-31)Bon Homme Richard (CV-31)Bon Homme Richard (CV-31)Bon Homme Richard (CV-31)Casasasaspspspsppp
Antietam (CV-36)Antietam (CV-36)Antietam (CV-36)Antietam (CV-36)Antietam (CV-36)Casasasasaspspsp
Boxer (CV-21)Boxer (CV-21)Boxer (CV-21)Boxer (CV-21)Boxer (CV-21)Casasasasp
Lake Champlain (CV-39)Lake Champlain (CV-39)Lake Champlain (CV-39)Lake Champlain (CV-39)Lake Champlain (CV-39)Casasas
1922-121923-121924-121925-121926-121927-121928-121929-121930-121931-121932-121933-121934-121935-121936-121937-121938-121939-081939-091939-101939-111939-121940-011940-021940-031940-041940-051940-061940-071940-081940-091940-101940-111940-121941-011941-021941-031941-041941-051941-061941-071941-081941-091941-101941-111941-121942-011942-021942-031942-041942-051942-061942-071942-081942-091942-101942-111942-121943-011943-021943-031943-041943-051943-061943-071943-081943-091943-101943-111943-121944-011944-021944-031944-041944-051944-061944-071944-081944-091944-101944-111944-121945-011945-021945-031945-041945-051945-061945-071945-08

Escort Carriers (CVE) (78 total)
Langley (CV-1)CaapppapppppppppoppLangley (CV-1)pppppppppppppppppLangley (CV-1)pppppppppppppLLangley (CV-1)Langley (CV-1)
Long Island (CVE-1)Long Island (CVE-1)Long Island (CVE-1)CasasasaaaaatatatatLong Island (CVE-1)ppppptptptptptptptptptptppppppLong Island (CVE-1)pppppppppppppppppppp
Charger (CVE-30)Charger (CVE-30)Charger (CVE-30)CasasCharger (CVE-30)atatatatataatatatatatatatatatatatatatatCharger (CVE-30)atatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatat
Copahee (CVE-12)Copahee (CVE-12)Copahee (CVE-12)Copahee (CVE-12)CpspspsppopopoppppppppppppCopahee (CVE-12)pppppppopopppppppppppp
Nassau (CVE-16)Nassau (CVE-16)Nassau (CVE-16)Nassau (CVE-16)CpspsppppppopQppppppppNassau (CVE-16)ppppopppppppppppppppp
Santee (CVE-29)Santee (CVE-29)Santee (CVE-29)Santee (CVE-29)CasasaQadaaaaaaaaaaaaaSantee (CVE-29)apppppppppdppopppppppdp
Sangamon (CVE-26)Sangamon (CVE-26)Sangamon (CVE-26)Sangamon (CVE-26)CasaoaQaapppppppppopppSangamon (CVE-26)pdpdppppppppdpdpdppdpppdpdpdpd
Altamaha (CVE-18)Altamaha (CVE-18)Altamaha (CVE-18)Altamaha (CVE-18)CpspsppppppppppppoppoAltamaha (CVE-18)popoppoppppppppppppppppo
Chenango (CVE-28)Chenango (CVE-28)Chenango (CVE-28)Chenango (CVE-28)CasaadpppppoptptptpoptptppChenango (CVE-28)ppppopppppppopopopopppppp
Suwanee (CVE-27)Suwanee (CVE-27)Suwanee (CVE-27)Suwanee (CVE-27)CasaapppppppppppdpdpdSuwanee (CVE-27)ppppppppppdpdpdpppppppp
Bogue (CVE-9)Bogue (CVE-9)Bogue (CVE-9)Bogue (CVE-9)CasasasasasaaaaaaaaaaaBogue (CVE-9)aaaaaaaaaoatatatataaaaapp
Card (CVE-11)Card (CVE-11)Card (CVE-11)Card (CVE-11)CpspsasasaaaaaaaaaaCard (CVE-11)aaaaaoaaaaaaaaoaatataapp
Core (CVE-13)Core (CVE-13)Core (CVE-13)Core (CVE-13)CpspsptptatataaaaaaaCore (CVE-13)aaaaaaaaaaaataaaaaoppp
Barnes (CVE-20)Barnes (CVE-20)Barnes (CVE-20)Barnes (CVE-20)CpspspsppppppppBarnes (CVE-20)pppppppppppppppppppp
Block Island (CVE-21)Block Island (CVE-21)Block Island (CVE-21)Block Island (CVE-21)CpspsasaaaaaaaBlock Island (CVE-21)aaaaL
Prince William (CVE-31)Prince William (CVE-31)Prince William (CVE-31)Prince William (CVE-31)CpspspppppppPrince William (CVE-31)popptppaataaatatatatatatatappp
Breton (CVE-23)Breton (CVE-23)Breton (CVE-23)Breton (CVE-23)CpspspsppppppBreton (CVE-23)pppppppppppppppppppp
Croatan (CVE-25)Croatan (CVE-25)Croatan (CVE-25)Croatan (CVE-25)CpspspsasaaaaaCroatan (CVE-25)aaaaaaaoaaaaaaataaaaaa
Casablanca (CVE-55)Casablanca (CVE-55)Casablanca (CVE-55)Casablanca (CVE-55)CpsptptptptptCasablanca (CVE-55)ptptptptptptptppptptptpopopppoppp
Liscome Bay (CVE-56)Liscome Bay (CVE-56)Liscome Bay (CVE-56)Liscome Bay (CVE-56)CpspspsLLiscome Bay (CVE-56)
Coral Sea/Anzio (CVE-57)Coral Sea/Anzio (CVE-57)Coral Sea/Anzio (CVE-57)Coral Sea/Anzio (CVE-57)CpspspppCoral Sea/Anzio (CVE-57)pppppoppopoppppppppppopp
Corregidor (CVE-58)Corregidor (CVE-58)Corregidor (CVE-58)Corregidor (CVE-58)CpspspppCorregidor (CVE-58)ppppppppopoptppppppptptptpt
Mission Bay (CVE-59)Mission Bay (CVE-59)Mission Bay (CVE-59)Mission Bay (CVE-59)CpspsasaMission Bay (CVE-59)aappaadadaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Guadalcanal (CVE-60)Guadalcanal (CVE-60)Guadalcanal (CVE-60)Guadalcanal (CVE-60)CpspspsasGuadalcanal (CVE-60)aaaaaaaaaaaatataatatatatatat
Manila Bay (CVE-61)Manila Bay (CVE-61)Manila Bay (CVE-61)Manila Bay (CVE-61)CpsppManila Bay (CVE-61)pppppoppppppppdpdpdppppp
Natoma Bay (CVE-62)Natoma Bay (CVE-62)Natoma Bay (CVE-62)Natoma Bay (CVE-62)CpsppNatoma Bay (CVE-62)pppppopppppppppppoppdpdpd
St. Lo/Midway (CVE-63)St. Lo/Midway (CVE-63)St. Lo/Midway (CVE-63)St. Lo/Midway (CVE-63)CpsppSt. Lo/Midway (CVE-63)pppppoppppL
Tripoli (CVE-64)Tripoli (CVE-64)Tripoli (CVE-64)Tripoli (CVE-64)CpspspsTripoli (CVE-64)asasaaoaatataaaaopppptptptptptpt
Wake Island (CVE-65)Wake Island (CVE-65)Wake Island (CVE-65)Wake Island (CVE-65)CpspsWake Island (CVE-65)psaiaaoaaaatatppppppdppptpt
White Plains (CVE-66)White Plains (CVE-66)White Plains (CVE-66)White Plains (CVE-66)CpspWhite Plains (CVE-66)ppppppppppdpdpdpppppppp
Solomons (CVE-67)Solomons (CVE-67)Solomons (CVE-67)Solomons (CVE-67)CpspsSolomons (CVE-67)paaaaaaaaaatatatatatatatatatat
Kalinin Bay (CVE-68)Kalinin Bay (CVE-68)Kalinin Bay (CVE-68)Kalinin Bay (CVE-68)CpspsKalinin Bay (CVE-68)ppppppppppdpdpdpppppppp
Kasaan Bay (CVE-69)Kasaan Bay (CVE-69)Kasaan Bay (CVE-69)Kasaan Bay (CVE-69)CpsKasaan Bay (CVE-69)paoaaammmaaaapppppppp
Fanshaw Bay (CVE-70)Fanshaw Bay (CVE-70)Fanshaw Bay (CVE-70)Fanshaw Bay (CVE-70)CpsFanshaw Bay (CVE-70)pspspspppdpdpppdpdpdpppppppp
Kitkun Bay (CVE-71)Kitkun Bay (CVE-71)Kitkun Bay (CVE-71)Kitkun Bay (CVE-71)CpsKitkun Bay (CVE-71)pppppppppppppdpdpdppppp
Tulagi (CVE-72)Tulagi (CVE-72)Tulagi (CVE-72)Tulagi (CVE-72)CpsTulagi (CVE-72)ppaoaammmappppppppppp
Gambier Bay (CVE-73)Gambier Bay (CVE-73)Gambier Bay (CVE-73)Gambier Bay (CVE-73)CpsGambier Bay (CVE-73)pppppppppL
Nehenta Bay (CVE-74)Nehenta Bay (CVE-74)Nehenta Bay (CVE-74)Nehenta Bay (CVE-74)Nehenta Bay (CVE-74)Cpspppppppppppdpdpdpppppp
Hoggatt Bay (CVE-75)Hoggatt Bay (CVE-75)Hoggatt Bay (CVE-75)Hoggatt Bay (CVE-75)Hoggatt Bay (CVE-75)Cpspspppppppppppdpdpdppppp
Kadashan Bay (CVE-76)Kadashan Bay (CVE-76)Kadashan Bay (CVE-76)Kadashan Bay (CVE-76)Kadashan Bay (CVE-76)Cpspspppoppppppppdpdpdppppp
Marcus Island (CVE-77)Marcus Island (CVE-77)Marcus Island (CVE-77)Marcus Island (CVE-77)Marcus Island (CVE-77)Cpspspspsppppppppdpppppppp
Salvo Island (CVE-78)Salvo Island (CVE-78)Salvo Island (CVE-78)Salvo Island (CVE-78)Salvo Island (CVE-78)Cpspppppoppppppppppppp
Ommaney Bay (CVE-79)Ommaney Bay (CVE-79)Ommaney Bay (CVE-79)Ommaney Bay (CVE-79)Ommaney Bay (CVE-79)CpsppspopppppppL
Petrof Bay (CVE-80)Petrof Bay (CVE-80)Petrof Bay (CVE-80)Petrof Bay (CVE-80)Petrof Bay (CVE-80)Cpsppppppppppppppppopop
Rudyerd Bay (CVE-81)Rudyerd Bay (CVE-81)Rudyerd Bay (CVE-81)Rudyerd Bay (CVE-81)Rudyerd Bay (CVE-81)Cpspspppppppppppppppopop
Saginaw Bay (CVE-82)Saginaw Bay (CVE-82)Saginaw Bay (CVE-82)Saginaw Bay (CVE-82)Saginaw Bay (CVE-82)Cpsppppppppdppppppopopop
Sargent Bay (CVE-83)Sargent Bay (CVE-83)Sargent Bay (CVE-83)Sargent Bay (CVE-83)Sargent Bay (CVE-83)Cpspspppppppppppppoppopo
Shamrock Bay (CVE-84)Shamrock Bay (CVE-84)Shamrock Bay (CVE-84)Shamrock Bay (CVE-84)Shamrock Bay (CVE-84)Cpsptptaaaaappppppppopp
Shipley Bay (CVE-85)Shipley Bay (CVE-85)Shipley Bay (CVE-85)Shipley Bay (CVE-85)Shipley Bay (CVE-85)Cpspspppppppppptptppdppp
Sitkoh Bay (CVE-86)Sitkoh Bay (CVE-86)Sitkoh Bay (CVE-86)Sitkoh Bay (CVE-86)Sitkoh Bay (CVE-86)Cpsppppppppppppppppp
Steamer Bay (CVE-87)Steamer Bay (CVE-87)Steamer Bay (CVE-87)Steamer Bay (CVE-87)Steamer Bay (CVE-87)Cpspppppppopppppppppo
Cape Esperance (CVE-88)Cape Esperance (CVE-88)Cape Esperance (CVE-88)Cape Esperance (CVE-88)Cape Esperance (CVE-88)Cpsppppppppdpdppppppp
Takanis Bay (CVE-89)Takanis Bay (CVE-89)Takanis Bay (CVE-89)Takanis Bay (CVE-89)Takanis Bay (CVE-89)Cpsptptptptptptptptptptptptptptptpt
Thetis Bay (CVE-90)Thetis Bay (CVE-90)Thetis Bay (CVE-90)Thetis Bay (CVE-90)Thetis Bay (CVE-90)Cpspsppoppppppppppppp
Makassar Strait (CVE-91)Makassar Strait (CVE-91)Makassar Strait (CVE-91)Makassar Strait (CVE-91)Makassar Strait (CVE-91)Cpspspptptpptptptppppptptppt
Windham Bay (CVE-92)Windham Bay (CVE-92)Windham Bay (CVE-92)Windham Bay (CVE-92)Windham Bay (CVE-92)Cpspppoppppppppppdpdpd
Makin Island (CVE-93)Makin Island (CVE-93)Makin Island (CVE-93)Makin Island (CVE-93)Makin Island (CVE-93)Cpsppoppppppppppppp
Lunga Point (CVE-94)Lunga Point (CVE-94)Lunga Point (CVE-94)Lunga Point (CVE-94)Lunga Point (CVE-94)Cpspspsppppppppppppp
Bismark Sea (CVE-95)Bismark Sea (CVE-95)Bismark Sea (CVE-95)Bismark Sea (CVE-95)Bismark Sea (CVE-95)CpspppopopppL
Salamaua (CVE-96)Salamaua (CVE-96)Salamaua (CVE-96)Salamaua (CVE-96)Salamaua (CVE-96)Cpsppppoppppdpdpdpppdpp
Hollandia (CVE-97)Hollandia (CVE-97)Hollandia (CVE-97)Hollandia (CVE-97)Hollandia (CVE-97)Cpspppppppppppppp
Kwajalein (CVE-98)Kwajalein (CVE-98)Kwajalein (CVE-98)Kwajalein (CVE-98)Kwajalein (CVE-98)Cpspsppoppppopopppppp
Admiralty Islands (CVE-99)Admiralty Islands (CVE-99)Admiralty Islands (CVE-99)Admiralty Islands (CVE-99)Admiralty Islands (CVE-99)Cpspsppppppopppoppppo
Bougainville (CVE-100)Bougainville (CVE-100)Bougainville (CVE-100)Bougainville (CVE-100)Bougainville (CVE-100)Cpspspppppoppppppdpp
Matanikau (CVE-101)Matanikau (CVE-101)Matanikau (CVE-101)Matanikau (CVE-101)Matanikau (CVE-101)Cpspspppptptptptptptptptpp
Attu (CVE-102)Attu (CVE-102)Attu (CVE-102)Attu (CVE-102)Attu (CVE-102)Cpspspppppppppppdpp
Roi (CVE-103)Roi (CVE-103)Roi (CVE-103)Roi (CVE-103)Roi (CVE-103)Cpsppppppppppppp
Munda (CVE-104)Munda (CVE-104)Munda (CVE-104)Munda (CVE-104)Munda (CVE-104)Cpsppppppppppppp
Commencement Bay (CVE-105)Commencement Bay (CVE-105)Commencement Bay (CVE-105)Commencement Bay (CVE-105)Commencement Bay (CVE-105)Cpspspsptptptptptptpt
Block Island (CVE-106)Block Island (CVE-106)Block Island (CVE-106)Block Island (CVE-106)Block Island (CVE-106)Cpspspspppppp
Gilbert Islands (CVE-107)Gilbert Islands (CVE-107)Gilbert Islands (CVE-107)Gilbert Islands (CVE-107)Gilbert Islands (CVE-107)Cpspspspppp
Cape Gloucester (CVE-109)Cape Gloucester (CVE-109)Cape Gloucester (CVE-109)Cape Gloucester (CVE-109)Cape Gloucester (CVE-109)Cpspspsppp
Vella Gulf/Totem Bay (CVE-111)Vella Gulf/Totem Bay (CVE-111)Vella Gulf/Totem Bay (CVE-111)Vella Gulf/Totem Bay (CVE-111)Vella Gulf/Totem Bay (CVE-111)Cpspsppp
Kula Gulf (CVE-108)Kula Gulf (CVE-108)Kula Gulf (CVE-108)Kula Gulf (CVE-108)Kula Gulf (CVE-108)Cpspspsp
Siboney/Frosty bay (CVE-112)Siboney/Frosty bay (CVE-112)Siboney/Frosty bay (CVE-112)Siboney/Frosty bay (CVE-112)Siboney/Frosty bay (CVE-112)Cpspspsp
Salerno Bay (CVE-110)Salerno Bay (CVE-110)Salerno Bay (CVE-110)Salerno Bay (CVE-110)Salerno Bay (CVE-110)Cpspspsp
Puget Sound (CVE-113)Puget Sound (CVE-113)Puget Sound (CVE-113)Puget Sound (CVE-113)Puget Sound (CVE-113)Cpspsps
Bairoko/Portage Bay (CVE-115)Bairoko/Portage Bay (CVE-115)Bairoko/Portage Bay (CVE-115)Bairoko/Portage Bay (CVE-115)Bairoko/Portage Bay (CVE-115)Cpsps
1922-121923-121924-121925-121926-121927-121928-121929-121930-121931-121932-121933-121934-121935-121936-121937-121938-121939-081939-091939-101939-111939-121940-011940-021940-031940-041940-051940-061940-071940-081940-091940-101940-111940-121941-011941-021941-031941-041941-051941-061941-071941-081941-091941-101941-111941-121942-011942-021942-031942-041942-051942-061942-071942-081942-091942-101942-111942-121943-011943-021943-031943-041943-051943-061943-071943-081943-091943-101943-111943-121944-011944-021944-031944-041944-051944-061944-071944-081944-091944-101944-111944-121945-011945-021945-031945-041945-051945-061945-071945-08

Carriers Afloat in the Atlantic Theater
Fleet Carriers (CV's)100003000000100121111111122222222222223333344332222111111223332212224343233322344222133332
Light carriers (CVL's)000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000012334534223222200000000000000000
CV's & CVL's100003000000100121111111122222222222223333344332222111111235666746447565433322344222133332
Escort Carriers (CVE's)000000000000000000000000000000000000000111111111221113666444455677778910121112121414141413111099999755
Total Carriers1000030000001001211111111222222222222234444554434432247776791011111311131111151416171515151716161717151211111012121087

Carriers Afloat in the Pacific Theater
Fleet Carriers (CV's)0111103333333433344444444444444444444433333334455544443222222355666667789910101112121213151616171616171718
Light carriers (CVL's)000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000033556777799999988888888888
CV's & CVL's011110333333343334444444444444444444443333333445554444322222235599111112141415161819192021212021232424252424252526
Escort Carriers (CVE's)000000000000001111111111111111111111111111111110001223445889101212111114162022262931374145495151515053555455565760636666
Total Carriers011110333333344445555555555555555555554444444555555667767101011121517162023273134404346535964687172727074787879818184889192

Carriers Afloat in the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters
Fleet Carriers (CV's)1111133333334434555555555666666666666666666777777765554334455677788810101111111213131314151617171818181919202020
Light carriers (CVL's)000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000012334567779999999999988888888888
CV's & CVL's1111133333334434555555555666666666666666666777777765554334578911121315151519192020202122222223242425252626262727282828
Escort Carriers (CVE's)000000000000001111111111111111111111111222222221222336101011121213141717171821232730353943485357636565656364656364656669707171
Total Carriers1111133333334445666666666777777777777778888999989988811141314161720222628293136384249545963687479858788898789908990919396989999

Carriers Operational in the Atlantic Theater
Fleet Carriers (CV's)110003000000100121111111122222222222223333344232122111111111111111111111111100000000000000
Light carriers (CVL's)000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
CV's & CVL's110003000000100121111111122222222222223333344232122111111111111111111111111100000000000000
Escort Carriers (CVE's)00000000000000000000000000000000000000000011111111111115332345566777789101011101312141313101089998755
Total Carriers110003000000100121111111122222222222223333455343233222264434566778888910111112111412141313101089998755

Carriers Operational in the Pacific Theater
Fleet Carriers (CV's)001110333333343334444444444444444444443333333434444442101222223344456466678991011891010139109101115
Light carriers (CVL's)0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000033554566678858876677767778
CV's & CVL's0011103333333433344444444444444444444433333334344444421012222233779101091212121416171418191515161720161616171823
Escort Carriers (CVE's)00000000000000011111111111111111111111111111111011111122357876891010101115152021292932413746474444424143495150485357
Total Carriers00111033333334344555555555555555555555444444454455555332479109811

Carriers Operational in the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters
Fleet Carriers (CV's)1111133333334434555555555666666666666666666776665665532123333344555675777891091011891010139109101115
Light carriers (CVL's)000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000033554566678858876677767778
CV's & CVL's111113333333443455555555566666666666666666677666566553212333334488101111101313131517181418191515161720161616171823
Escort Carriers (CVE's)0000000000000001111111111111111111111111112222212222223768911111113151617171822232931394042544960605754524952586058555862
Total Carriers111113333333443566666666677777777777777777899887788775588111214141417192425272933334244525559726378797269686672747674727685


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

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Added By:
Bob Bryant





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