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USS Wolverine - one of two coal-fired paddle-wheeled lake-steaming aircraft carriers

USS Wolverine IX-64 1943 - Freshwater carrier - Lake Michigan USS Wolverine (IX-64) was a freshwater aircraft carrier of the United States Navy during World War II. The Navy converted her from a paddlewheeler coal-burning steamer in order to use her for advanced training for naval aviators in carrier take-offs and landings.

Collier USS Jupiter -- the future aircraft carrier USS Langley -- fitting out at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, 1912.

04 Oct 43: US aircraft carrier USS RANGER launches twenty SBD Dauntless dive bombers and an escort of eight Wildcats, attacking two German convoys at Bodo, Norway, sinking 5, in the war's only US carrier action above the Arctic Circle. The German press had reported the Ranger sunk by a u-boat back in April and its commander had been personally decorated by Hitler himself. Oops. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=1004&s=431004 #WWII

Hitler's Almost Aircraft Carriers

USS Michigan was the United States Navy's first iron-hulled warship and served during the American Civil War. She was renamed USS Wolverine in 1905. In an encounter with Great Lakes "timber pirates" in the 1850s, a steamer rammed Michigan. The pirate vessel was badly damaged in the maneuver, and was captured.

First U.S. aircraft carrier USS Langley (CV-1)

News on HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier (R08 QE-class battleships). Latest news on the construction progress of the “pride and joy” of the British Royal Navy – the UK aircraft carriers of the future – being built now!

Aircraft carrier "Kasagi",1945

Carriers Porte, Carriers 1930 S, Carriers 1911, 1 700 Aoshima, 73 1939, Ships, Aircraft Carriers

The Yorktown class was a class of three aircraft carriers built by the U.S. and completed shortly before World War II. They bore the brunt of early action in that war, and USS Enterprise, the sole survivor of the class, became the most decorated ship in the history of the U.S. Navy.

Japanese aircraft carrier "Kaga", 1926

June 1942: The USS Lexington, U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, explodes after being bombed by Japanese planes in the Battle of the Coral Sea in the South Pacific during World War II.

USS Idaho (left) and USS New Mexico, Pearl Harbor, 1943.

HMS Eagle was an early aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy.

Aircraft Carrier / Submarine

Aircraft Carrier Evolution

The first US Aircraft Carrier USS Langley

Submarine aircraft carrier.

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower