Lexicon of Aircraft Carriers

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    Hey there guys,

    Started this thread to keep track of all World's aircraft carriers and their capabilities...

    Feel free to add details of all Aircraft Carriers that you can find...

    This should become to de-facto reference for Aircraft Carrier capabilities, be they past, present or future carriers...
     
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    USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)

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    Class and type: Nimitz-class aircraft carrier
    Displacement: Approximately 101,000 long tons (103,000 t) full load
    Length: Overall: 1,092 feet (332.8 m)
    Waterline: 1,040 feet (317.0 m)
    Beam: Overall: 252 ft (76.8 m)
    Waterline: 134 ft (40.8 m)
    Draft: Maximum navigational: 37 ft (11.3 m)
    Limit: 41 ft (12.5 m)
    Propulsion: 2 × Westinghouse A4W nuclear reactors
    4 × steam turbines
    4 × shafts
    260,000 shp (194 MW)
    Speed: 30+ knots (56+ km/h; 35+ mph)
    Range: Essentially unlimited
    Capacity: 20,000
    Complement: Ship's company: 3,200
    Air wing: 2,480
    Sensors and
    processing systems: AN/SPS-48E 3-D air search radar
    AN/SPS-49(V)5 2-D air search radar
    AN/SPQ-9B target acquisition radar
    2 × AN/SPN-46 air traffic control radars
    AN/SPN-43B air traffic control radar
    AN/SPN-44 landing aid radars
    4 × Mk 91 NSSM guidance systems
    4 × Mk 95 radars
    Electronic warfare
    and decoys: SLQ-32A(V)4 Countermeasures suite
    SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo countermeasures
    Armament: 2 × Mk 57 Mod3 Sea Sparrow
    2 × RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile
    3 × Phalanx CIWS
    Armour: Classified
    Aircraft carried: 90 fixed wing and helicopters
     
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    HMS Activity

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    Displacement: 14,250 tons fully loaded
    Length: 512 feet 9 inches (156.29 m)
    Beam: 66 feet 6 inches (20.27 m)
    Draught: 25 feet (7.62 m)
    Propulsion: Diesel, 12,000 bhp
    Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h)
    Complement: 700
    Armament: 2 × 4 inch guns
    20 × 20 mm guns
    Aircraft carried: 10
     
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    Admiral Gorshkov

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    Displacement: 45,000 tons full load
    Length: 273.1 m overall
    Beam: 31.0 m
    Draught: 8.2 m
    Propulsion: 4 shaft geared steam turbines, 200,000 shp
    Speed: 32 knots (59 km/h)
    Endurance: 13,500 nautical miles (25,000 km) at 18 knots (33 km/h)
    Armament: 6 × twin SS-N-12 Sandbox SSM launchers (12 missiles), 24 × 8-cell SA-N-9 vertical SAM launchers (192 missiles), 2 × 100 mm guns, 8 × AK-630 30 mm CIWS, 10 × 533 mm torpedo tubes, 2 × RBU-6000 anti-submarine rocket launchers
    Aircraft carried: 12 Yak-38M fighter aircraft
    20 Kamov Ka-25 or Kamov Ka-27 helicopters
     
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    Admiral Flota Sovetskovo Soyuza Kuznetsov

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    Class and type: Admiral Kuznetsov-class aircraft carrier
    Displacement: 65,000 tons full load
    Length: 1,005.5 ft (306.5 m) o/a
    900 ft (270 m) w/l
    Beam: 237.2 ft (72.3 m) o/a
    125 ft (38 m) w/l
    Draft: 29.9 ft (9.1 m)
    Propulsion: Steam turbines, 8 turbo-pressurised boilers, 4 shafts, 200,000 hp (150 MW)
    2 × 50,000 hp (37 MW) turbines
    9 × 2,011 hp (1,500 kW) turbogenerators
    6 × 2,011 hp (1,500 kW) diesel generators
    4 × fixed pitch propellers
    Speed: 32 knots (37 mph; 59 km/h)
    Range: 3,850 nmi (7,130 km) at 32 kn (37 mph; 59 km/h)
    Endurance: 45 days
    Complement: 1,993 (total); 1,960 ship's crew
    626 air group
    40 flag staff
    3,857 rooms
    Armament: • 8 × AK-630 AA guns (6×30 mm, 6,000 round/min/mount, 24,000 rounds)
    • 8 × CADS-N-1 Kashtan CIWS (each 2 × 30 mm Gatling AA plus 16 3K87 Kortik SAM)
    • 12 × P-700 Granit SSM
    • 18 × 8-cell 3K95 Kinzhal SAM VLS (192 missiles; 1 missile per 3 seconds)
    • RBU-12000 UDAV-1 ASW rocket launchers (60 rockets)
    Aircraft carried: 12-15 × Sukhoi Su-33 fighters
    5 × Sukhoi Su-25UTG/UBP aircraft
    4 × Kamov Ka-27LD32 helicopters
    18 × Kamov Ka-27PLO helicopters
    2 × Kamov Ka-27S helicopters
     
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    Akagi

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    Displacement:
    33,800 tons (original);
    42,000 tons (after reconstruction)
    36,500 tons (standard)
    42,750 tons (loaded)
    Length: 260.68 metres (855 ft 3 in)
    Beam: 31.32 metres (102 ft 9 in)
    Draft: 8.71 metres (28 ft 7 in)
    Propulsion: Steam turbines
    19 boilers
    4 shafts
    99.2 MW (131,200 hp)
    Speed: 31 knots (57 km/h)
    Range: 8,200 nautical miles (15,200 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)
    Complement: 1,630(after reconstruction); 2,000 (total)
    Armament: 10 (later 6) × 203 mm (8 in) guns (5×2)
    12 × 120 mm (4.7 in) guns (12×1)
    28 × 25 mm anti-aircraft guns
    Armour: Belt 10 in (25.4 cm)
    Aircraft carried: 60 (original)
    66(+25) (after reconstruction)
    18 Zeros, 18 Vals, 27 Kates (Dec. 1941)
     
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    Akitsu Maru

    Class and type: Akitsu Maru class
    Displacement: 11,800 tons (standard)
    Length: 471 ft 7 in (pp)
    Beam: 64 ft[1]
    Draft: 25 ft 9 in (maximum)
    Propulsion: • 4 boilers, driving 2 geared turbines
    • 7,500 shp
    Speed: 20 knots
     
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    HMAS Albatross

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    Type: Seaplane tender until 1944, then repair ship
    Displacement: 4,800 tons (standard)
    Length: 132.19 m (433.7 ft)
    Beam: 23.74 m (77.9 ft)
    Draught: 5.9 m (19 ft)
    Propulsion: Parsons Turbines, 10,800 hp, 2 shafts
    Speed: 23 kn (43 km/h)
    Complement: 450 (including six officers and 24 airman from RAAF)
    Armament:
    Four 4.7 inch guns
    Two 2-pounder guns
    Aircraft carried: Six Supermarine Seagull
     
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    HMS Albion (R07)

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    Displacement: 24,000 tonnes full load
    Length: 737.75 ft (224.87 m)
    Beam: 123 ft (37 m)
    Draught: 27.8 ft (8.5 m)
    Propulsion: Steam turbines, 4 boilers, 2 shafts
    Speed: 28 knots (52 km/h)
    Range: 6,000 nautical miles at 20 knots (13,000 km at 33 km/h)
    Complement: 1596 (including air group)
    Armament: 2 sextuple Bofors 40 mm AA ; 8 twin Bofors 40 mm ; 4 single Bofors 40 mm ; 4 single 3 pdr saluting guns
    Armour: 1 to 2-inch (51 mm) flight deck
    Aircraft carried: 42 (decreased to 26 with jet fighters)
     
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    HMS Battler (D18)

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    Displacement: 9,800 tons (standard)
    Length: 496 ft (151 m)
    Beam: 105 ft (32 m)
    Draught: 26 ft (7.9 m)
    Propulsion:
    Steam turbines
    1 shaft
    8,500 shp (6.3 MW)
    Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h)
    Complement: 646, excluding air group
    Armament: 2 × 4 in (102 mm) (1x2), 8 × 40 mm (4x2), 20 × 20 mm guns
    Aircraft carried: 20
    Honours and awards: Atlantic 1942-1945, Salerno 1943, Indian Ocean.
     
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    Amagi

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    Class and type: Unryū-class aircraft carrier
    Displacement: 22,400 long tons (22,800 t) (standard),
    22,800 long tons (23,200 t) (full load)
    Length: 227.4 m
    Beam: 27 m
    Draught: 7.8 m
    Propulsion: Steam turbines,
    8 boilers,
    152,000 horsepower (113,000 kW),
    4 shafts
    Speed: 34 kn (63 km/h; 39 mph)
    Range: 9,700 nmi (18,000 km) at 18 kn (33 km/h; 21 mph)
    Complement: 1,595
    Armament: 6 × 5 in (130 mm) guns
    51 x 25 mm anti-aircraft guns
    Aircraft carried: 57(+8)
     
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    Vessel Type: Aircraft Carrier.

    Name & Pennant Number with Commission Date:
    INS Viraat R22 (former HMS Hermes R12) - 20 May 1987.

    Structure: The vessel has been fitted with a 12º ski jump to operate the Sea Harrier, a reinforced flight deck, 1.2 inches of armour over magazines and machinery spaces. The magazine capacity includes 80+ lightweight torpedoes. The vessel retains commando transport capability, for around 750 troops and carries four LCVP landing craft aft.

    Displacement: 23,900 tons standard and 28,700 tons full load.

    Dimensions: Length - 226.5 metres.
    .................Beam - 48.78 metres.
    .................Draught - 8.8 metres.

    Main Machinery: Has four boilers with 400 psi. Also has two geared steam turbine engines with 76,000 shp and two shafts.

    Maximum Speed: 28 knots.

    Maximum Range: 6500 miles at 14 knots.

    Complement: 1350 (incl. 143 Officers with the air group)

    Air Group: Fleet Defense; Sea Harrier Frs Mk.51 (Capacity for 30)
    ..............Airborne Early Warning; Ka-31 Helix-B (By 2001)
    ..............ASW/ASV; Sea King Mk.42B and Ka-28 Helix-A
    ..............Cdo. Assault & Vertrep*; Sea King Mk.42C
    *Vertical Replinshment

    Radar: Air Search; One Bharat/Signaal RAWL 02 radar at C/D-band frequency.
    .........Air/Surface Search; One RAWS 08 radar at E-band frequency.
    .........Navigation; Two Bharat Rashmi radars at I-band frequency.
    .........Fire Control; Refer to 'Weapons' sub-section.
    .........Tacan; FT 13-S/M

    Sonar: One Graseby Type 184M hull-mounted sonar, with active search & attack capability from 6-9 khz.

    Combat Data System: Italian Elmar communication suites have been fitted. CAAIS action data automation; Link 10. Has SATCOM (SATellite COMmunications) systems on-board.

    Weapons: The Israeli Barak SAM system has been fitted, with fire control provided by an EL/M-2221 STGR radar. Two 40mm Bofors guns are used for air defense and were accompanied by a pair of 30mm AK-230 gatling guns (for protection against anti-ship missiles) till the latter was replaced by the Barak system. Fire control for the Bofors and AK-230 guns, which were installed in 1996, were provided by a pair of Plessey Type 904 radars at I/J-band frequency. One of these radars has since been replaced with the EL/M-2221 STGR radar.

    Countermeasures: A Bharat Ajanta ESM is used for intercept purposes. Two Knebworth Corvus chaff launchers are used as decoys.
     
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    USS America (CV-66)

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    Class and type: Kitty Hawk-class aircraft carrier
    Displacement: 61,174 tons light
    83,573 tons full load
    22,399 tons dead
    Length: 319.4 meters (1048 ft) overall, 301.7 meters (990 ft) waterline
    Beam: 75.5 meters (248 ft) extreme, 39.3 meters (129 ft) waterline
    Draught: 11.5 meters (38 ft) maximum, 11.2 meters (37 ft) limit
    Propulsion: eight boilers, four steam turbine engines, totaling 280,000 shp (210 MW)
    Speed: 34 knots (62.96 km/h)
    Complement: 502 officers, 4684 men
    Sensors and
    processing systems: AN/SPS-49
    AN/SPS-48
    Electronic warfare
    and decoys: AN/SLQ-32
    Armament: Terrier missile (replaced with Sea Sparrow)
    Phalanx CIWS
    Aircraft carried: about 79
     
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    USS Antietam (CV/CVA/CVS-36)

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    Class and type: Essex-class aircraft carrier
    Displacement: As built:
    27,100 tons standard
    Length: As built:
    888 feet (271 m) overall
    Beam: As built:
    93 feet (28 m) waterline
    Draught: As built:
    28 feet 7 inches (8.7 m) light
    Propulsion: As designed:
    8 × boilers 565 psi (3,900 kPa) 850 °F (450 °C)
    4 × Westinghouse geared steam turbines
    4 × shafts
    150,000 shp (110 MW)
    Speed: 33 knots (61 km/h)
    Complement: 3448 officers and enlisted
    Armament: As built:
    4 × twin 5 inch (127 mm)/38 caliber guns
    4 × single 5 inch (127 mm)/38 caliber guns
    8 × quadruple Bofors 40 mm guns
    46 × single Oerlikon 20 mm cannons
    Armour: As built:
    4 inch (100 mm) belt
    2.5 inch (60 mm) hangar deck
    1.5 inch (40 mm) protectice decks
    1.5 inch (40 mm) conning tower
    Aircraft carried: As built:
    90–100 aircraft
     
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    Aquila

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    Type: Aircraft carrier
    Displacement: 23,500 long tons (23,900 t) standard
    27,800 long tons (28,200 t) full load
    Length: 235.5 m (772 ft 8 in)
    Beam: 30 m (98 ft 5 in)
    Draught: 7.3 m (23 ft 11 in)
    Propulsion: 8 boilers, 4 turbines, 4 shafts
    151,000 hp (112,600 kW)
    Speed: 30 knots (35 mph; 56 km/h)
    Range: 5,500 nmi (10,200 km) at 18 kn (21 mph; 33 km/h)
    Complement: 1,420 (107 officers)
    Armament: • 8 × 135 mm (5.3 in)/45 caliber guns
    • 12 × 65 mm (2.6 in)/64 caliber guns
    • 132 × 20 mm (0.79 in)/65 caliber AA guns
    Armour: Deck: 80 mm (3.1 in)
    Aircraft carried: 51
     
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    HMS Archer

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    Class and type: Long Island class escort carrier (HMS Archer)
    Tonnage: 7,886 GRT (Mormacland)
    13,399 GRT (Empire Lagan)
    11,762 GRT (Anna Salén, Tasmania)
    7,368 GRT (Tasmania, Union Reliance)
    11,976 DWT (Mormacland)
    Displacement: 9,000 tons standard
    15,700 tons full load (HMS Archer)
    Length: 461 ft 1 in (140.54 m) (Mormacland)
    468 ft 4 in (142.75 m) (Empire Lagan)
    Beam: 69 ft 7 in (21.21 m) (Mormacland, Empire Lagan)
    Draught: 29 ft 1 in (8.9 m) (Mormacland)
    39 ft 7 in (12.07 m) (Empire Lagan)
    Propulsion: 4 x 7 cylinder SCSA diesel engines (Busch-Sulzer Bros Diesel Engine Co, St Louis) 2,060 horsepower (1,540 kW) (each) driving a single screw through electro-magnetic couplings and single reduction gearing.
    Speed: 16.5 knots (30.6 km/h)
    Range: 14,550 nautical miles (26,950 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h)
    Capacity: 600 passengers (Anna Salén, Tasmania)
    Complement: 555 (HMS Archer)
    Armament: 3 x 4" guns, 4 x twin and 7 x single machine guns. (HMS Archer)
    Armour: none
    Aircraft carried: 15 (HMS Archer)
    Notes: Aviation facilities:-
    1 lift, 1 catapult, 9 arrester wires and
    3 barriers. (HMS Archer)
     
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    HMS Ark Royal

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    Displacement: 22,000 tons standard,
    27,720 tons loaded
    Length: 800 ft (240 m) overall
    721.5 ft (220 m) waterline
    Beam: 94.8 ft (28.9 m)
    Draught: 27.8 ft (8.5 m)
    Propulsion: 6 Admiralty 3-drum boilers,
    3 Parsons geared turbines; 102,000 shp
    Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h) (designed)
    31 knots (57 km/h) (actual)
    Range: 7,600 nautical miles (14,100 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h)
    Complement: 1,580 officers and men
    Armament: 16 × 4.5 inch (114 mm) guns (8 × 2)
    32 × 2 pounder (1.5 in) Pom-poms (4 × 8)
    32 × .50 calibre (12.7 mm) machine guns (8 × 4)
    Armour: 4.5 inches (110 mm) belt
    3.5 in (89 mm) deck over boiler rooms and magazines
    Aircraft carried:
    72 (designed)
    50 to 60 (actual)
    1939–40: 26 Fairey Swordfish, 24 Blackburn Skuas
    1940–41: 30 Fairey Swordfish, 12 Blackburn Skuas, 12 Fairey Fulmars
    1941: 36 Fairey Swordfish, 18 Fairey Fulmars
     
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    HMS Ark Royal (R09)

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    Class and type: Audacious class aircraft carrier
    Displacement: 36,800 tons (as built)
    43,060 tons 53,950 tons full load(1978)
    Length: 804 ft (245 m)
    Beam: 112 ft (34 m) (as built)
    171 ft (52 m)(1978)
    Draught: 10 m (33 ft) standard
    9.5 metres (31 ft) deep
    Propulsion: 8 Admiralty 3-drum boilers in 4 boiler rooms
    4 sets of Parsons geared turbines, 4 shafts
    Power: 152,000 shp (113000 kW)
    Speed: 31.5 knots (58.3 km/h)
    Range: 7,000 nautical miles (13,000 km) at 14 knots (26 km/h)
    5,000 nautical miles (9,300 km) at 24 knots (44 km/h)
    Complement: 2,250 (2,640 inc. air staff)
    Armament:
    As built:
    16 × 4.5 inch (113 mm) guns (8 × 2)
    52 × 40 mm(6 × 6, 2 × 2, 12 × 1)
    1969 refit: none
    Aircraft carried: As built: 50
    38 after 1967-1970 refit
     
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    HMS Ark Royal (R07)

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    Class and type: Invincible class aircraft carrier
    Displacement: 20,600 tons
    Length: 210 m (689 ft)
    Beam: 36 m
    Draught: 7.5 m
    Propulsion: 4 × Rolls-Royce Olympus TM3B gas turbines providing 97,000 hp (75 MW)
    8 Paxman Valenta diesel generators.
    Speed: 30+ knots,
    Range: 5,000 nautical miles at 18 knots
    (9,300 km at 33 km/h)
    Complement: 685 crew
    366 Fleet Air Arm
    Armament: 3 × Mark 15 Phalanx CIWS
    2 × GAM-B01 20 mm guns
    Aircraft carried: Harrier GR.7/9 Strike aircraft
    Sea King ASaC
    Merlin HM Mk.1 helicopters
     
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    HMS Colossus (R15)

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    Class and type: Colossus-class aircraft carrier
    Displacement: 13 600 tonnes[1]
    Length: 212 metres[1]
    Beam: 24.4 metres[1]
    Draught: 7.2 metres
    Propulsion: Steam Turbines (4 Admiralty 3-drum boilers, Parsons geared turbines)
    Speed: 25 knots[1] (46 km/h)
    Range: 12 000 nautical miles[2]
    Complement: 1,300
    Aircraft carried: 48
     

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