The USS Yorktown was the pride of the U.S. Navy when first launched. The keel of the aircraft carrier BonHomme Richard was laid down December 1ne, 1941, six days before the attack on Pearl Harbor. The vessel was renamed USS Yorktown(CV-10) in honor of the original carrier ...read more
With the advent of heavier-than-air flight, the aircraft carrier has become a decisive weapon at sea. The effectiveness of large aircraft carriers was demonstrated early in the war, when dozens of Japanese fighters and bombers, launched from aircraft carriers,...read more
Aircraft Carrier USS Wasp (CV-7) on fire shortly after being torpedoed. Wasp was transferred to the Pacific in June 1942 to replace losses at the battles of Coral Sea and Midway. After supporting the invasion of Guadalcanal, Wasp was sunk by the Japanese submarine I-19...read more
IJN was a pioneer in both constructing and operating naval aviation force prior to WWII, whose airwings were manned by long-serving, highly-skilled pilots. IJN was the first to design and build the commissioned aircraft carrier in 1920's and maneuver the carrier battle groups in action. (Kubo...read more
In June 1942 the most modern aircraft carriers in the US Navy and IJN were the USS Enterprise and the HIJMS Zuikaku. This video gives you an overview on the dimensions, defensive capabilities and aircraft of these Yorktown and Shokaku class carriers.
The remains of the aircraft carrier ex-USS Independence now rest in the northern region of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Although the wreck site location was known, the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer conducted the first multibeam sonar survey of the Independence site on July 22, 2009....read more
The captured Japanese battleship Nagato in Yokosuka. She was the flagship of the Imperial Japanese Navy and the leadship of the Nagato-class battleships. On 18 July 1945, Nagato was bombed and badly damaged by carrier-based aircraft of the US Navy.
The USS Franklin (CV-13), nicknamed "Big Ben," was an Essex-class aircraft carriers. She served in the Pacific War campaign: Bonin and Mariana Islands assaults, Peleliu, invasion, invasion landings on Leyte, Honshū...read more
The Wartime European Carriers.- ‘Experience with regard to the suitability of the present type of aircraft carrier must still be evaluated. Examination of enemy naval strategy in ocean warfare leads, however, to the clear recognition of the fact that aircraft carriers or cruisers with flight...read more