Photos Aircraft Carriers

29 July 1967. Aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CVA-59). The first moments of the disaster, an A-4 Skyhawk burns immediately after its fuel tank is ruptured by a faulty Zuni rocket accidentally firing from a nearby F-4B Phantom
Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) in floating drydock, Norfolk, Nov 2023

Nimitz class carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) in Pearl Harbor. 22 June 2023

Nimitz class carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) leaving San Diego. Nov 24, 2023
Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Bennington (CV-20) steaming out of San Diego, California en route Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 1 Jan 1945.
Italian Navy

Air Carrier Cavour

The Cavour (C 550) is a V/STOL aircraft carrier of the Italian Navy that entered into operations in June 2009. Built in Genoa, it carried out its first sea trial on December 22, 2006 and was commissioned on December 27. March 2008

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Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3) aboard the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) during a storm on 12 March 1986: (front to back) a Lockheed S-3A Viking from anti-submarine squadron VS-22 Checkmates, a Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo 159567) from the Naval Air Test Center, an A-6E from Marine attack squadron VMA (AW)-533 Hawks, a Grumman EA-6B Prowler from electronic countermeasures squadron VAQ-140 Patriots, two A-6Es from VA-75, the other A-6E from VMA (AW)-533 and another two A-6Es from VA-75.

Grumman A-6E Intruder aircraft assigned to the Sunday Punchers of attack squadron VA-75 makes ready for launch from the number one catapult, during carrier qualifications aboard the US Navy's nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65). Enterprise is participating in Combined Joint Task Force Exercise '96. 27 April, 1996
Virginia Governor George Allen (center white vest) launches the final Grumman A-6E Intruder from the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) on 22 July 1996. Crewed by U.S. Navy Captain Kolin M. Jan, Commander Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW-7), and Commander David Buss, Commanding Officer Attack Squadron 34 (VA-34) "Blue Blasters", the aircraft was the last to launch from the deck of George Washington after a deployment to the Arabian Gulf and Mediterranean Sea from 26 January to 23 July 1996. This was the final deployment for VA-34 flying the A-6 Intruder.
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) conducts flight ops in the Gulf of Oman. Nov. 24, 2023

Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers HMS Prince of Wales (R09) and HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) alongside, Portsmouth, May 2022
Heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser "Kiev" Kiev Class and Large anti-submarine ship "Admiral Yumashev" Kresta II Class replenishes supplies from the Complex supply ship "Berezina" Berezina Class in the Mediterranean Sea, 1979
This is not the time to have a "short on fuel" aircraft requiring an emergency landing !!!
HMS Ark Royal (R09) with Phantom FG.1s of No.892 Sqn and Buccaneer S.2B of No.809 Sqn and a Fairey Gannet AEW.3 plus a Westland WS-61 Sea King.
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The Fujian, the third Chinese aircraft carrier, undergoes outfitting and mooring trials in Shanghai in early 2023. It has since continued its fitting out and notably recently tested its electromegnatic catapults. (Twitter photo)

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