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FLEET CARRIERS
Fleet carriers laid down or commisioned before 1945.

Hull Name Class Commisioned Fate
1 Langley Singular March 20, 1922 Bombed and sunk Feb. 27, 1942 while ferrying AAF P40s to Titatjar, Java
2 Lexington Sister Of CV3 December 14, 1927 Lost, enemy action, Battle Of The Coral Sea, May 8, 1942
3 Saratoga Sister Of CV2 November 16, 1942 Sunk, Operation Crossroads, July 26, 1946 (bikini Atoll)
4 Ranger Singular June 4, 1934 Survived the war, scrapped circa 1947.
5 Yorktown Sister Of CV6 September 30, 1937 Lost, enemy Action, Battle Of Midway, June 7, 1942
6 Enterprise Sister Of CV5 May 12, 1938 N/A
7 Wasp Singular April 25, 1940 Lost, Enemy Action, September 15, 1942
8 Hornet Singular October 20, 1941 Lost, Enemy Action, October 26, 1942
9 Essex Essex December 31, 1942 N/A
10 Yorktown Essex April 15, 1943 N/A
11 Intrepid Essex August 16, 1943 Rebuilt post-war with angled deck. Currently serves as a floating museum in New york City
12 Hornet Essex November 29, 1943 N/A
13 Franklin Essex January 31, 1944 Severely damaged in combat and later scrapped.
14 Ticonderoga Essex (LH) May 8, 1944 Rebuilt post-war with angled deck
15 Randolph Essex (LH) October 9, 1944 N/A
16 Lexington Essex October 9, 1944 Floating Museum.
Corpus Christi, Texas.
17 Bunker Hill Essex May 25, 1943 N/A
18 Wasp Essex November 24, 1943 N/A
19 Hancock Essex (LH) April 15, 1944 Rebuilt post-war with angled deck
20 Bennington Essex August 6, 1944 N/A
21 Boxer Essex (LH) April 16, 1945 N/A
22 Independence Independence (CVL) January 14, 1943 N/A
23 Princeton Independence (CVL) February 25, 1943 Lost, enemy action, October 24, 1944
24 Belleau Wood Independence (CVL) March 31, 1943 N/A
25 Cowpens Independence (CVL) May 28, 1943 N/A
26 Monterey Independence (CVL) June 17, 1943 N/A
27 Langley Independence (CVL) August 31, 1943 N/A
28 Cabot Independence (CVL) July 24, 1943 Decommisioned and sold to Spain as Dedalo
29 Bataan Independence (CVL) November 17, 1943 N/A
30 San Jacinto Independence (CVL) December 15, 1943 N/A
31 Bon Homme Richard Essex November 26, 1944 Rebuilt post-war with angled deck
32 Leyte Essex (LH) April 11, 1946 Completed Post-War
33 Kearsarge Essex (LH) March 2, 1946 Completed Post-War
34 Oriskany Essex (LH) September 21, 1950 Completed Post-War
35 Not Allocated      
36 Antietam Essex January 28, 1945 N/A
37 Princeton Essex November 18, 1945 Sold for scrap, 1971
38 Shangri-La Essex (LH) September 15, 1944 Rebuilt post-war with angled deck
39 Lake Champlain Essex (LH) June 3, 1945 Decommisioned 1966.
Essex (LH)=Long hulled Essex variant.
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