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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian24 May 2019 5:59 p.m. PST

Which is your favorite aircraft carrier?

TheWhiteDog24 May 2019 6:18 p.m. PST

I always liked the Forrestal-class. First of the Supercarriers!

torokchar Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2019 6:47 p.m. PST

USS Ronald Reagan


21eRegt24 May 2019 6:47 p.m. PST

CV6 – USS Enterprise without a doubt or hesitation.

KevinV24 May 2019 6:49 p.m. PST

USS Enterprise, CV-6.

HMS Exeter24 May 2019 6:51 p.m. PST

I have always had a soft spot for Ark Royal and Saratoga CV3. Poor Sara just could never catch a break.

But, I have to agree CV 6 all the way.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian24 May 2019 7:00 p.m. PST

USS Richard Nixon

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2019 7:16 p.m. PST

WWII Ark Royal, Falklands era Bulwark at a pinch.

Lion in the Stars24 May 2019 7:18 p.m. PST

Well, my submarine did some unspeakable things to Abraham Lincoln (and her escort group) one summer…

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2019 7:39 p.m. PST

USS Enterprise, CV-6

irishserb24 May 2019 8:00 p.m. PST

USS Yorktown CV-5

Lascaris24 May 2019 8:17 p.m. PST

USS John F Kennedy, CV-67. I spent 39 months on big john so I have a soft spot for her.

Calico Bill24 May 2019 9:09 p.m. PST

CV-6. USS Enterprise

Personal logo jdginaz Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2019 9:12 p.m. PST

USS Enterprise CV6

Personal logo Tommy20 Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2019 9:22 p.m. PST


Heisler24 May 2019 9:29 p.m. PST

CV-8 USS Hornet
Launch platform for the Doolittle Raiders, May they all Rest In Peace.

Texas Jack25 May 2019 1:16 a.m. PST

CV6 as well

mikec260 Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2019 3:43 a.m. PST

Enterprise CV-6

David Manley25 May 2019 4:52 a.m. PST

HMS Furious, the old girl had a lovely "warhorse" look about her.

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2019 6:14 a.m. PST

Another vote for CV-6.


Legion 425 May 2019 6:28 a.m. PST

Yep … The Enterprise !

I really wish the USN would keep the names of some of the original CVs. E.g. Saratoga, Hornet, Langley, etc.

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2019 7:21 a.m. PST

Another vote for the Yorktown.

Walking Sailor Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2019 7:35 a.m. PST

Yorktown class. Enterprise, Yorktown, Hornet. With two Yorktowns, the Navy bombed the home islands, with all three they changed the war.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2019 9:39 a.m. PST

USS Enterprise – the original version!

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2019 9:53 a.m. PST

HMCS Bonaventure.

Garde de Paris25 May 2019 11:09 a.m. PST

USS Sable (IX-81). Converted paddle wheel tour boat, converted to carrier for training pilots to land and take off, on one of the Great Lakes. President George H. W. Bush got himself qualified on this one!


The Wolerine was a sister ship.

Even Pacifists could love these two – never fired a shot in anger, never sent a plane to bomb anyone!


Musketballs25 May 2019 11:33 a.m. PST

HMS Formidable or HMS Victorious.

Difficult to choose between the two.

tigrifsgt25 May 2019 12:39 p.m. PST

USS Lexington

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2019 1:46 p.m. PST

Another Enterprise, CV 6, vote.

charles popp25 May 2019 3:06 p.m. PST

CV-6 Enterprise
IJN Shokaku
Gambier Bay

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2019 1:37 p.m. PST

Charles de Gaulle


Personal logo brass1 Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2019 1:57 p.m. PST

Garde de Paris beat me to it. frown Oh well, his heart's in the right place.


14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2019 6:58 p.m. PST

USS Nimitz. Stopped the attack on Pearl Harbour single handed.

Cke1st26 May 2019 7:25 p.m. PST

The other Enterprise, CVN-65, launched the year I was born. The original slab-sided, cone-topped island says "USN rules the waves" to me.

Milton Waddams27 May 2019 1:36 a.m. PST

USS Lexington CV2

Uncle Goblin27 May 2019 3:29 a.m. PST

Tied between USS Enterprise, Saratoga and HMS Ark Royal.

Fitzovich28 May 2019 3:27 a.m. PST


PVT64128 May 2019 8:41 a.m. PST

IJN Kaga.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP29 May 2019 4:26 a.m. PST

Lexington and Saratoga, in their first configuration. Gotta love aircraft carriers mounting eight 8" guns :)

Ferozopore30 May 2019 7:35 p.m. PST

HMS Illustrious. As a kid I was fascinated by the name and her appearance. In adult years, I enjoyed the fact that she operated Swordfish.

Pontius30 May 2019 10:57 p.m. PST

Difficult to choose. Either WW2 era HMS Ark Royal or HMS Victorious. The former was considered a bit of an "ugly duckling" when she joined the fleet but became the key ship of Force H in the Mediterranean, and in appalling conditions flew off the strike that crippled Bismarck. Victorious spanned the eras, finishing her career with an angled flight deck and operating jet aircraft.

JimSelzer06 Jun 2019 7:54 p.m. PST

CV6 Big E all the way

spontoon07 Jun 2019 12:48 p.m. PST


4th Cuirassier11 Jun 2019 4:44 a.m. PST

Another vote for Kaga.

ptdockyard11 Jun 2019 9:31 a.m. PST

I will toss in a vote for USS Ranger CV-4. Only large US CV in the Atlantic for the the long haul. Only big CV that shot her guns at another ship (French sub Nov 1942) that I know of.

Dave G

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2019 2:54 p.m. PST

Midway Class.

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2019 1:33 a.m. PST

HMS Queen Elizabeth .

Old Contemptible12 Jun 2019 5:17 p.m. PST

USS Enterprise CV-6
USS Coral Sea CV-43

Wargamer Blue13 Aug 2019 3:59 p.m. PST

HMAS Melbourne. The only carrier I've actually set foot on.

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