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Aircraft carriers

  1. 1. Aircraft Carriers <br />By Evan Siderits<br />
  2. 2. What are Aircraft Carriers?<br />Ships that are used as naval bases for aircratfs far away from shore <br />Has greatly evolved warfare<br />
  3. 3. Early Years<br /> The earliest recorded instance of using a ship for airborne operations occurred in 1806<br />In December 1911 appears the French Navy LaFoudre, the first seaplane carrier<br />Eugene Ely was the first pilot to launch from a stationary ship in November 1910.<br />
  4. 4. World War II<br />46aircraft Carriers were commissioned in World War II overall<br />Only 3 US aircraft Carriers survived World War II<br />
  5. 5. Post War<br />The first nuclear aircraft carrier was built in November 1961<br />All US Aircraft Carriers have nuclear Reactors now<br />More than 100 aircraft Carriers have been made overall now, Most are decommisioned.`<br />
  6. 6. Past problems and solutions<br />Aircraft need long airstrip to launch<br />Ships were packed with lots of guns<br />Engineer used slingshot<br />Dropping heavy weights on a boat is dangerous<br />We now use pressure systems<br />
  7. 7. Types of Aircraft Carriers<br />CV - Aircraft Carrier<br />CVL – Light Aircraft Carrier<br />CVA and CVA(N) - Attack Aircraft Carrier<br />CVS - Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) support aircraft carrier<br />LPH - Amphibious Assault Carrier<br />AGMR-2 - Communications Major Relay ship<br />CC-2 - Command Ship<br />CVN – Multi-purpose Aircraft Carrier<br />AVT - Auxiliary Aircraft Transport<br />CVT-16 – Aircraft Training Carrier<br />
  8. 8. Aircraft Carrier<br />The in-between type of aircraft carrier<br />Larger than Light aircraft Carriers but smaller than Super carriers<br />Examples are the USS Essex (CV-9), USS Lexington (CV-2) and the USS Yorktown <br /> (CV-5)<br />
  9. 9. USS Essex<br />CV-9<br />
  10. 10. Super Carrier<br />The largest Aircraft carriers<br />Examples are the USS Enterprise (CVAN-65), USS Forrestal (CVA-59) and USS Nimitz (CVAN-68)<br />
  11. 11. USS Enterprise<br />One of three remaining Aircraft Carriers from<br />Served in many battles in World War II<br /> World War II<br />Second oldest ship in US Navy<br />Served for 51 Years<br />One more deployment until Decommission <br />Hull Number is CVAN-65<br />
  12. 12. Light Aircraft Carrier<br />The smallest Aircraft Carriers<br />Examples are the USS Independence (CVL-22), USS Princeton (CVL-23) and USS Cabot (CVL-28)<br />
  13. 13. USS Independence<br />CVL-22<br />
  14. 14. And Many More… <br />

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