What aircraft carriers went down in Pearl Harbor?
If you mean what carriers were sunk at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 in the Japanese attack, the answer is none. All three Pacific Fleet carriers were all at sea, delivering aircraft, or on exercises. The fact that none of the carriers were present during the attack (along with the failure to launch the third wave attack and destroy the oil storage and submarine facilities) is counted as the reason the attack was a strategic failure for Japan.
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Where were the US aircraft carriers when the Pearl Harbor attack occured and why were they not at Pearl Harbor?
They were at sea. Mainly they were ferrying aircraft to a different base, I don't know which one. They also conducted assorted training exercises while they were out. It was j…ust plain lucky that those aircraft were scheduled to be shipped at that time. If the carriers had been at Pearl we would have been in a world of hurt. Michael Montagne. Answer . The 3 Aircraft Carriers that where suppossed to be in Pearl Harbour where all at sea carrying new planes to the American Bases on Midway and the west Coast of U.S.. I sincerly thing that if the 3 aircraft carriers scheduled to stay in Pearl Harbor they would have been sunk or damaged during the whole war, but that dont mean the United States would have lost the War, there where many other cariers in good condition, and dozens being pruduced silently in the ports.. The Saratoga was in port at San Diego, California, the Enterprise was 200 miles west of Pearl Harbor returning from Midway where it had delivered aircraft, and the Lexington was 460 miles east of Midway on its way there to deliver aircraft.
Answer . 6 Aircraft Carriers
Enterprise Yorktown Lexington. Answer The USS Enterprise was 200 miles West of Pearl Harbor, returning from Midway, The USS Lexington was 460 miles East of Midway on its …way to deliver aircraft to Midway, The USS Saratoga was docked at San Diego. The USS Yorktown was not a part of the Pacific Fleet at that time. It was a part of the Atlantic Fleet and was berthed at Norfolk, Virginia on 7 December 1941.
Two of the three Pacific Fleet US aircraft carriers the USS Enterprise (CV-6) and USS Lexington (CV-2) were at sea heading back to Pearl Harbor after delivering planes to Paci…fic bases that were supposed to be likely targets of Japanese aggression. The USS Enterprise delivered Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat carrier-based fighters to Wake Island and the USS Lexington delivered Vought SB2U-3 Vindicator carrier-based dive bombers to Midway Island. The third Pacific Fleet US aircraft carrier, the USS Saratoga (CV-3) was in San Diego preparing to deliver planes, cargo and airmen to Pearl Harbor.
Six fleet carriers. The names of the carriers was ziukaku, shokaku, akagi, kaga, hiryu, and soryu The Japanese used about four aircraft carriers during the attack on pearl ha…rbor. Each carrying about ten to twenty Japanese fighters. .
they were akagi,zuikaka,shokaku,kaga,hiryu and soryu
None. Those were the airmen's primary targets...so they settled for battleships instead.
Officially they were out distributing aircraft to some islands (they were on patrol/doing errands). However, they were doing the same thing that the battleships were original…ly transferred there from California (Los Angeles-Long Beach) to begin with.
None. Those targets were not there.
\n. \nyes there a couple of dozen. if you want more info watch the movie pearl harbor.\n. \n. \nThe Aircraft Carriers were out of dock during the Japanese attack on 7 Dece…mber 1941.\n. \nI wouldn't recommend basing my knowledge of history on the movie "Pearl Harbor".
The names of the Japanese aircraft carriers involved in the 1941attack on Pearl Harbor were the following: Akagi; Kaga; Soryu; Hiryu; Shokaku; and Zuikaku. The latter two shi…ps were new ones and its airplane pilots were newto battle.
Japan built them. They've been building steel warships since the 1890s. Some of their steel battleships used during the Russian/Japanese War in 1904 were built in Great Britai…n, as it was common practice for nations to purchase warships built abroad (still is today). The Russian battleship "Retvizon" used during the 1904 war was built in America. The best Russian battleship of the war, was French built, the "Tsesarevich."
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On the day of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor the US Navy had 3 aircraft carriers in the Pacific. The Enterprise had just delivered 12 Marine fighters to Wake Island and… was on her way to Pearl. The Saratoga was refitting at Bremerton, Washington State. The Lexington was delivering dive bombers to Midway.
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None of the American carriers were in port during the bombing of Pearl Harbor, so none were destroyed.
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none, but US would have lost them if they where in harbor at the time of the attack. ----------------------------------New Answer------------------- Dec 7 1941. 7:55 AM the …attack on Pearl Harbor begins Within 12 min the Battelship USS Arizona is down with over 1100 men. Many of them Fathers and Sons The Battleship USS Oklahoma Rolls over trapping over 200 sailors inside The Battleship USS California sinks in her berth. The Battleship USS UTAH is destroyed. The Battleship USS Nevada without her caption makes a run for open water but the Japanese see a chance to sink her in the channel, therefore blocking the accesses to the ocean for all the ships. She takes 6 bombs and a torpedo hit. The crew runs her aground at "Hospital Point" This prevents her from sinking and keeps her guns above water and in the fight The USS Vestal (Repair ship) takes several hits. When the Arizona explodes the deck crew on the Vestal is completely blown off the ship, including her caption. He swims back onboard and countermands the order to "Abandon ship." He beaches his ship which is badly listing and keep fighting with his 30 calibers and several small 5in guns. She is not a fighting ship by design. But she fight. One of the destroyers, without her caption, makes it to open water where she has a better chance to fight. The crew is commanded by four junior Ensigns who have less than 1 year in the service and no "Combat Experience". It's 4 days before the Captain makes it back onto his ship. The Dutch Cruse liner JAGERSFONTEIN who sailed in from Holland, had machine guns mounted onboard to protect her from possible attack while crossing the Atlantic. She open fire on the Japanese attackers, thus becoming the first foreign nation to assist the United States. In all eight Battleships are hit. Four are destroyed along with 3 cruisers, 3 Destroyers a Mine tender and numerous smaller ships. 188 aircraft are lost. Over 1100 men wounded and over 2,400 men killed along with 68 civilians. 3 aircraft carriers LEXINGTON, ENTERPRISE and SARATOGA are out on maneuvers in the Pacific and escape any damage. The Japanese lose 27 planes and five midget submarines.
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No aircraft carriers were at Pearl Harbor Most people would want to know what aircraft carriers were at Pearl Harbor, and I know the answer: None of the American carriers w…ere at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 during the Japanese attack Japan was supposed to do because there is no way Japan can conquer southeast Asia if her armies immediately attacked, so in order to win, Japan had to attack Pearl Harbor. Although the attack was executed flawlessly, there was one unsolvable mystery: Where were the American carriers? The Japanese A6M Zeroes, D3A Vals, B5N Kates, J2M Raidens, J4Y Judys, and Jills had to attack the carriers to make America's power in Asia and the Pacific even weaker, almost to a 5%. So since there were no carriers at the scene of the 12/7 attack, Admiral Isorku Yamamoto, father of this plan, the 12/7 attack, decided his planned attack was over, and ordered the Japanese carrier-based planes to land. He was also unable to call in the third wave of the attack on Pearl Harbor, in which the planes' objective was to attack and sink the enemy carriers. Since the Japanese planes and Yamamoto noticed the carriers were elsewhere, Japan herself, her armies, air force, and navy remained on alert. Why? This is because the American carriers were out there and Japanese armies can't let them interfere with there plans for expansion. There were lots of ships sunk or seriously scrapped at Pearl Harbor, but the aircraft carriers were lucky, because, like I said, there were no American carriers at Pearl Harbor. I do not know if there were any American surprise air attacks on Japanese harbors and/or if any of their carriers were at the harbor. Well, because there were no American carriers at Pearl Harbor, none of them got sunk -- well, some did, like the Yorktown Class carrier U.S.S. Yorktown . She was twice torpedoed at Midway (I'm not saying the Yorktown was twice torpedoed because the Lusitania , a British quadruple funneled ship, was twice torpedoed). However, because of the American and Australian victory in the Battle of Coral Sea and the Battle of Midway, Japan was forced to retreat. Japan was trying to take over Islands in the Pacific to build airfields there and use them for air raids on Australia, but the defeat at the Battles of Coral Sea and Midway stopped them.
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Why was it significant that Japanese bombers failed to destroy several aircraft carriers in Pearl Harbor?
The attack by Japanese dive-bombers, torpedo planes and fighter aircraft on Pearl Harbor clearly demonstrated the superiority of aircraft over surface ships. It follows that t…he American carriers, with their large number of attack planes, posed a significant threat to the Japanese fleet. Failing to destroy the American carriers (because they were not present at the US base) meant that the major US strike force was untouched in the attack. Had the carriers been sunk, the Japanese could easily have attacked the west coast of the USA.