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Currently, Russia has a sole carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov. It used to have six in its prime.
During WW2 the longest US Carrier was the USS Lexington (888 feet), sunk during the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942. The USS Midway was 972 feet long, but was c…ommissioned after the war ended in September 1945.
11 usa 10 the rest of the world
The current generation USS Nimitz supercarriers (the largest ever built) require a crew of about 3200 sailors, and an aircrew of about 2500. The next-generation Ford-class s…upercarriers reduce this number through automation by almost 20%, to roughly 4700 crew total. For comparison, the prototypical WW2 aircraft carrier, the USS Essex class, had a total crew of 2600.
at present 1 (viraat)
The USS Lexington (lost at Coral Sea) was 888 feet long.
China currently does not have any aircraft carriers in service. However during the late 90's an ex-Soviet aircraft carrier called the Varyag was purchased by a commercial Ch…inese company in which the Chinese Navy bought and took over. The ship weighs 67, 500 tonnes. It is undergoing a refit and as of 2011 it is said through satellite pictures and close up pictures that the refit is nearly complete with a complete overhaul of the ships exterior. It is said that sea trials will be under way in late-2011. China have also expressed interest in building an indigenous aircraft carrier with the possible purchases of several blue prints from several countries such as Spain and Russia. In 2007 China purchased landing equipment which is speculated that it will be used to train Chinese pilots landing aircraft on aircraft carriers. More recently in 2008 and early 2009 reports came about suggesting China would start building two aircraft carriers in the tonnage size of 50-60,000 tonnes per aircraft carrier and to be finished by 2015.
they had one back in 2008 that worked and they used they was suppose to be building another 6 new ones weather they did i would not know
There are 24 hour kitchens on most of the decks of an aircraft carrier. They have to feed over 5000 people three times a day any time of the day due to 24 hour shifts.
1092 ft or 333 m
INDIA have 1 aircraft carrier is ins virat (ins vikrant) and secnd it could be in 2012-2015 and ins VIRAT would be retired in 2015....think so and India will have 2-3 aircraft… carrier till 2025..!!
In World War 2
escorts 500-1000, fleet carriers 1500-3500, modern nimitz class 5000+
As of 2012: 11 Enterprise class carriers: EnterpriseActive Nimitz class carriers: NimitzDwight D. EisenhowerCarl VinsonTheodore RooseveltAbraham LincolnGeorge WashingtonJoh…n C. StennisHarry S. TrumanRonald ReaganGeorge H.W. Bush
There is no air craft carrier in Canada.
On WWII US fleet carriers usually around 80, on Japanese carriers a few less, 70 or so, and on British carriers still less. The US operated more carriers than any other nati…on, and actually had about three types of carriers. The largest, front line type were the fleet carriers (CVs). There were also smaller "light" carriers (CVLs), and there were "Jeep" carriers, or "baby flattops", formally called "escort carriers" (CVEs). Escort carriers were made by converting the design for a WWII type of cargo ship, the Liberty ship, by giving it a flat carrier deck. These could carry only about 20 aircraft, and were designed and used to escort convoys of merchant ships, to help provide protection against enemy submarines which might attack the vital supply convoys. The escort carriers were developed because in the middle of the Atlantic there was an area where land-based planes, even of the longest range, could not reach flying either from America or England. Fleet carriers were needed to fight the enemy navies, mostly in the Pacific, and could not be spared for escorting supply convoys, so the escort carrier was created. WWII US and Japanese carriers had three types of airplanes: fighters, dive bombers, and torpedo bombers. In the US Navy these planes, their pilots, and mechanics, armorers etc were not a part of the ships crew. Instead the US Navy had Carrier Air Groups, made up of all the aviation personnel and their planes. If a carrier got into a big battle and lost heavily from its airplanes, the US Navy could just put a fresh Carrier Air Group aboard and send the ship back out with no loss of fighting power. The Japanese airmen were a part of the ships crew, which made it harder for them to replace losses, and caused their carriers to lose fighting power after big battles. A US Carrier Air Group had four squadrons, each with 18 planes, plus a few spare aircraft, making the total of about 80 when a ship set out for the war with a fresh air group aboard. There was one squadron of fighter planes, one of torpedo planes, and two equipped with dive bombers, one called a dive bombing squadron and the second called a "scout bomber" squadron, whose planes were used to hunt for enemy ships, and usually to join in the attack just like the other dive bombers once the enemy was located.