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World War 2 Aircraft Carriers

Name the Fleet and Light Aircraft Carriers of the Royal Navy, Marine Nationale, Kriegsmarine, Regia Marina, Imperial Japanese Navy and United States Navy.
Includes incomplete ships, which will be indicated as such.
Ships that were constructed during but not completed in time for the war will be indicated as such.
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Navy
Ship Class
Fate
Answer
Royal Navy
-
Scrapped at Inverkeithing in 1946.
Argus
Royal Navy
-
Sunk by Japanese bombers off Batticaloa, Sri Lanka on April 9, 1942.
Hermes
Royal Navy
-
Sunk by U-73 off the Balearic Islands during Operation Pedestal on August 11, 1942.
Eagle
Royal Navy
Courageous
Sunk by U-29 off Ireland on September 17, 1939.
Courageous
Royal Navy
Courageous
Sunk by German battleships off Norway on June 8, 1940.
Glorious
Royal Navy
Courageous
Decommissioned in April 1945. Scrapped at Troon in 1948.
Furious
Royal Navy
-
Sunk by U-81 near Gibraltar on November 14, 1941.
Ark Royal
Royal Navy
Illustrious
Scrapped in 1957.
Illustrious
Royal Navy
Illustrious
Scrapped at Inverkeithing in 1953.
Formidable
Royal Navy
Illustrious
Scrapped at Faslane in 1969.
Victorious
Royal Navy
Illustrious
Scrapped at Faslane in 1955.
Indomitable
Royal Navy
-
Scrapped at Troon in 1959.
Unicorn
Royal Navy
Implacable
Scrapped at Inverkeithing in 1955.
Implacable
Royal Navy
Implacable
Scrapped at Faslane in 1956.
Indefatigable
Royal Navy
Audacious
Did not see WWII service. Scrapped at Cairnryan in 1978.
Audacious
Royal Navy
Audacious
Did not see WWII service. Scrapped at Cairnryan in 1980.
Irresistible
Royal Navy
Audacious
Never finished. Cancelled in January 1946.
Eagle
Royal Navy
Audacious
Never finished. Cancelled on October 15, 1946.
Africa
Royal Navy
Colossus
Did not see frontline WWII service. Loaned to France and renamed Arromanches in August 1946. Scrapped at Toulon in 1978.
Colossus
Royal Navy
Colossus
Did not see frontline WWII service. Scrapped at Inverkeithing in 1961.
Glory
Royal Navy
Colossus
Did not see frontline WWII service. Scrapped at Faslane in 1962.
Ocean
Royal Navy
Colossus
Did not see frontline WWII service. Sold to Netherlands and renamed Karel Doorman on August 1, 1948, and then to Argentina as Veinticinco de Mayo on October 15, 1968. Scrapped at Alang in 2000.
Venerable
Royal Navy
Colossus
Did not see frontline WWII service. Loaned to Australia from 1952 to 1955, then sold to Brazil in 1956 and renamed Minas Gerais. Scrapped at Alang in 2004.
Vengeance
Royal Navy
Colossus
Did not see frontline WWII service. Modified into an aircraft maintenance carrier while under construction. Scrapped at Inverkeithing in 1954.
Pioneer
Royal Navy
Colossus
Did not see frontline WWII service. Loaned to Canada from 1946 to 1948, then sold to Argentina in 1958 and renamed Independencia. Scrapped in 1971.
Warrior
Royal Navy
Colossus
Did not see WWII service. Scrapped at Inverkeithing in 1962.
Theseus
Royal Navy
Colossus
Did not see WWII service. Converted into a heavy repair ship between 1956 and 1965. Scrapped in Spain in 1981.
Triumph
Royal Navy
Colossus
Did not see WWII service. Modified into an aircraft maintenance carrier while under construction. Scrapped at Port Glasgow in 1958.
Perseus
Royal Navy
Majestic
Did not see WWII service. Sold to Australia and renamed Melbourne. Scrapped at China in 1985.
Majestic
Royal Navy
Majestic
Did not see WWII service. Sold to Australia and renamed Sydney. Scrapped at Seoul in 1975.
Terrible
Royal Navy
Majestic
Did not see WWII service. Loaned to Canada until 1965, then returned and scrapped at Faslane in 1965.
Magnificent
Royal Navy
Majestic
Did not see WWII service. Sold to India and renamed Vikrant. Decommissioned in 1997 and preserved as a museum ship from 2001 to 2012. Scrapped at Mumbai from 2014 to 2015.
Hercules
Royal Navy
Majestic
Never finished. Scrapped at Scotland in 1968.
Leviathan
Royal Navy
Majestic
Did not see WWII service. Sold to Canada and renamed Bonaventure. Scrapped at Taiwan in 1971.
Powerful
Marine Nationale
-
Scrapped at Savona in 1967.
Béarn
Marine Nationale
-
Scuttled at Toulon on November 27, 1942. Raised by Italy in 1943, sunk again by US bombers on August 18, 1944. Sold for scrap in 1950.
Commandant Teste
Marine Nationale
Joffre
Never finished. Scrapped at 28% completion due to the Fall of France in June 1940.
Joffre
Marine Nationale
Joffre
Never started due to the Fall of France on June 25, 1940.
Painlevé
Kriegsmarine
Graf Zeppelin
Never finished. Scuttled at Stettin in April 25, 1945. Raised by USSR and sunk in the southern Baltic as a target ship on August 16, 1947.
Graf Zeppelin
Kriegsmarine
Graf Zeppelin
Never finished. Scrapped on the slipway in 1940.
Peter Strasser
Regia Marina
-
Never finished. Scuttled by Italian frogmen on April 19, 1945. Raised in 1946 and scrapped at La Spezia in 1952.
Aquila
Imperial Japanese Navy
-
Scuttled during the Battle of Midway after being damaged by US bombers on June 5, 1942.
Akagi
Imperial Japanese Navy
-
Sunk by US bombers during the Battle of Midway on June 4, 1942.
Kaga
Imperial Japanese Navy
-
Scuttled during the Battle of Midway after being damaged by US bombers on June 4, 1942.
Sōryū
Imperial Japanese Navy
-
Scuttled during the Battle of Midway after being damaged by US bombers on June 5, 1942.
Hiryū
Imperial Japanese Navy
Shōkaku
Sunk by a US submarine during the Battle of the Philippine Sea on June 19, 1944.
Shōkaku
Imperial Japanese Navy
Shōkaku
Sunk by US bombers during the Battle off Cape Engaño [Leyte Gulf] on October 25, 1944.
Zuikaku
Imperial Japanese Navy
Hiyō
Sunk by US bombers during the Battle of the Philippine Sea on June 20, 1944.
Hiyō
Imperial Japanese Navy
Hiyō
Scrapped in Sasebo from 1946 to 1947.
Jun’yō
Imperial Japanese Navy
-
Sunk by a US submarine during the Battle of the Philippine Sea on June 19, 1944.
Taihō
Imperial Japanese Navy
Unryū
Sunk by a US submarine in the East China Sea on December 19, 1944.
Unryū
Imperial Japanese Navy
Unryū
Sunk by an air raid in Kure Harbour on July 29, 1945.
Amagi
Imperial Japanese Navy
Unryū
Did not see WWII service. Scrapped in Osaka from 1946 to 1947.
Katsuragi
Imperial Japanese Navy
Unryū
Never finished. Construction stopped on April 1, 1945 at 84%. Scrapped from September 1946 to December 1947.
Kasagi
Imperial Japanese Navy
Unryū
Never finished. Construction stopped on November 1, 1944 at 60%. Scrapped from December 1946 to April 1947.
Aso
Imperial Japanese Navy
Unryū
Never finished. Construction stopped on November 9, 1944 at 60%. Scrapped from July 1946 to March 1947.
Ikoma
Imperial Japanese Navy
Unryū
Never started. Cancelled on May 5, 1944.
Kurama/Kaimon
Imperial Japanese Navy
-
Sunk by a US submarine off Japan on November 29, 1944.
Shinano
Imperial Japanese Navy
-
Scrapped in Osaka from 1946 to 1947.
Hōshō
Imperial Japanese Navy
-
Sunk by US bombers during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons on August 24, 1942.
Ryūjō
Imperial Japanese Navy
Zuihō
Sunk by US bombers during the Battle off Cape Engaño [Leyte Gulf] on October 25, 1944.
Zuihō
Imperial Japanese Navy
Zuihō
Sunk by US bombers during the Battle of the Coral Sea on May 7, 1942.
Shōhō
Imperial Japanese Navy
-
Scrapped in 1946.
Ryūhō
Imperial Japanese Navy
Chitose
Sunk by US bombers during the Battle off Cape Engaño [Leyte Gulf] on October 25, 1944.
Chitose
Imperial Japanese Navy
Chitose
Sunk by US bombers, cruisers and destroyers during the Battle off Cape Engaño [Leyte Gulf] on October 25, 1944.
Chiyoda
Imperial Japanese Navy
-
Never finished. Originally intended as a heavy cruiser. Scrapped at Sasebo from 1946 to 1947.
Ibuki
United States Navy
-
Scuttled off Java following attack from Japanese bombers on February 27, 1942.
Langley
United States Navy
Lexington
Scuttled after the Battle of the Coral Sea following an attack from Japanese bombers on May 8, 1942.
Lexington
United States Navy
Lexington
Sunk as a target ship during Operation Crossroads on July 25, 1946.
Saratoga
United States Navy
-
Scrapped at Chester in 1947.
Ranger
United States Navy
Yorktown
Sunk by an IJN submarine after the Battle of Midway on June 7, 1942.
Yorktown
United States Navy
Yorktown
Scrapped at Kearny in 1958.
Enterprise
United States Navy
Yorktown
Sunk by IJN ships during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands on October 27, 1942.
Hornet
United States Navy
-
Scuttled during the Guadalcanal campaign after being hit by an IJN submarine on September 15, 1942.
Wasp
United States Navy
Essex (Short Hull)
Scrapped at Kearny in 1973.
Essex
United States Navy
Essex (Short Hull)
Preserved as a museum ship at Charleston since October 13, 1975.
Yorktown
United States Navy
Essex (Short Hull)
Preserved as a museum ship at New York City since August, 1982.
Intrepid
United States Navy
Essex (Short Hull)
Preserved as a museum ship at Alameda since October 17, 1998.
Hornet
United States Navy
Essex (Short Hull)
Scrapped at Chesapeake in 1966.
Franklin
United States Navy
Essex (Short Hull)
Preserved as a museum ship at Corpus Christi since June 15, 1992.
Lexington
United States Navy
Essex (Short Hull)
Scrapped in 1973.
Bunker Hill
United States Navy
Essex (Short Hull)
Scrapped at Kearny in 1973.
Wasp
United States Navy
Essex (Short Hull)
Scrapped at India in 1994.
Bennington
United States Navy
Essex (Short Hull)
Scrapped at Los Angeles in 1992.
Bon Homme Richard
United States Navy
Essex (Long Hull)
Scrapped in 1975.
Ticonderoga
United States Navy
Essex (Long Hull)
Scrapped at Kearny in 1975.
Randolph
United States Navy
Essex (Long Hull)
Scrapped at Los Angeles in 1976.
Hancock
United States Navy
Essex (Long Hull)
Did not see WWII service. Scrapped at Kearny in 1971.
Boxer
United States Navy
Essex (Long Hull)
Did not see WWII service. Scrapped at Chesapeake in 1970.
Leyte
United States Navy
Essex (Long Hull)
Did not see WWII service. Scrapped in 1974.
Kearsarge
United States Navy
Essex (Long Hull)
Did not see WWII service. Sunk as an artificial reef off Pensacola on May 17, 2006.
Oriskany
United States Navy
Essex (Long Hull)
Never finished. Scrapped at Baltimore in 1949.
Reprisal
United States Navy
Essex (Long Hull)
Did not see WWII service. Scrapped at Philadelphia in 1974.
Antietam
United States Navy
Essex (Long Hull)
Did not see WWII service. Scrapped at Portland in 1972.
Princeton
United States Navy
Essex (Long Hull)
Scrapped at Taiwan in 1988.
Shangri-La
United States Navy
Essex (Long Hull)
Did not see WWII service. Scrapped in 1972.
Lake Champlain
United States Navy
Essex (Long Hull)
Did not see WWII service. Scrapped at Baltimore in 1968.
Tarawa
United States Navy
Essex (Long Hull)
Did not see WWII service. Scrapped at Los Angeles in 1971.
Valley Forge
United States Navy
Essex (Long Hull)
Never finished. Scrapped on the slipway in 1949.
Iwo Jima
United States Navy
Essex (Long Hull)
Did not see WWII service. Scrapped at Portland in 1971.
Philippine Sea
United States Navy
Essex (Long Hull)
Did not see WWII service. Preserved as a museum ship at San Diego since June 7, 2004.
Midway
United States Navy
Essex (Long Hull)
Did not see WWII service. Scrapped at Kearny in 1978.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
United States Navy
Essex (Long Hull)
Did not see WWII service. Scrapped at Baltimore in 2000.
Coral Sea
United States Navy
Independence
Scuttled off the Farallon Islands on January 29, 1951 after being used in Operation Crossroads.
Independence
United States Navy
Independence
Scuttled following an air attack during the Battle of Sibuyan Sea [Leyte Gulf] on October 24, 1944.
Princeton
United States Navy
Independence
Transferred to France in 1953 as Bois Belleau. Returned and scrapped in 1960.
Belleau Wood
United States Navy
Independence
Scrapped at Portland in 1960.
Cowpens
United States Navy
Independence
Scrapped at Philadelphia in 1971.
Monterey
United States Navy
Independence
Transferred to France in 1951 as La Fayette. Returned and scrapped at Baltimore in 1964.
Langley
United States Navy
Independence
Transferred to Spain in 1967, renamed Délado. Scrapped at Brownsville in 2000.
Cabot
United States Navy
Independence
Scrapped at San Francisco in 1961.
Bataan
United States Navy
Independence
Scrapped at Los Angeles in 1971.
San Jacinto
United States Navy
Saipan
Did not see WWII service. Scrapped in 1976.
Saipan
United States Navy
Saipan
Did not see WWII service. Scrapped in 1980.
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