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Can you name the Active US Navy Aircraft Carriers?
Enter a Carrier (last names acceptable) in the box below
Correctly named Carriers will show up below
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USN Aircraft Carriers Quiz
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Sep 26th, 2009 at 18:39 GMT
It won't take the full names.
Sep 26th, 2009 at 18:51 GMT
Dec 13th, 2009 at 12:49 GMT
Oct 25th, 2010 at 00:20 GMT
Game published: Nov 2nd, 2010 at 20:04 GMT
Nov 2nd, 2010 at 20:36 GMT
Great quiz. Can't believe this hadn't been published before.
Nov 2nd, 2010 at 20:48 GMT
Ugh, the Enterprise - how could I forget that one? The others I missed I don't feel badly about, but Enterprise? Grr.
Nov 2nd, 2010 at 20:50 GMT
No sweat. How about a "name all the destroyers" quiz....LOL.
Nov 2nd, 2010 at 21:09 GMT
As a crew member of Dwight D. Eisenhower 1988-1992, I salute this quiz.
Nov 2nd, 2010 at 21:21 GMT
Definitely got the Carl Vinson because I've heard it mentioned in movies before. Can't remember the film, though.
Nov 2nd, 2010 at 21:49 GMT
Forgot Carl Vinson. Both the aircraft carrier, and the man. Personally, I think ships and buildings and bridges and what-not -- especially when paid for by taxpayers -- should not be named after living persons. In this regard, having your name on a US Navy ship should be like having your face on a US postage stamp; you gotta be dead first.
Nov 2nd, 2010 at 22:13 GMT
or on a coin....but the president dollar coin series will have living presidants
Nov 2nd, 2010 at 23:43 GMT
They should have gone back to the old names, like Yorktown, Hornet, Lexington, Intrepid, I mean what's next, naming one after Texas National Guard veteran Bush Jr? Or Obama? Clinton? I hope the madness ends after Ford, but I doubt it.
Nov 3rd, 2010 at 04:12 GMT
@jordanah: The dollar coin series will not have living presidents. They will have to be dead for two years prior to their scheduled release.
Nov 3rd, 2010 at 05:40 GMT
I was on the Nimitz for six years.
Nov 3rd, 2010 at 13:41 GMT
Strange sort of reincarnation to die and come back as an aircraft carrier.
Nov 3rd, 2010 at 23:47 GMT
There are only 22 aircraft carriers in service in the world. The US has 11 of them. No other country has more than 2.
Nov 4th, 2010 at 14:41 GMT
Canuckster19: those WWII-era names are still being used, but for different kinds of ships. USS Yorktown was a Ticonderoga-class cruiser that was decommissioned in 2004. There have been no new ships named Hornet, Lexington or Intrepid, but many of the WWII carrier names were reused for the Ticonderoga cruisers and the various classes of amphibious assault ships.
Nov 4th, 2010 at 20:44 GMT
@featherfish: you mean feel BAD.
Nov 9th, 2010 at 02:50 GMT
I put Kennedy four times. Great quiz... Five bulbs.
Dec 9th, 2010 at 17:10 GMT
@canuckster19 the new ford class carriers aren't being named after presidents. CVN 78 will be named after Perry O. Ford, a GMG2 who recieved the navy cross for actions while serving in Vietnam. Not Former President Gerald Ford. Names being considered for CVN 80 inclued USS Arizona and Enterprise (the current enterprise is schedualed to be decomissioned in 2013)
Dec 10th, 2010 at 23:10 GMT
I don't know about later carriers, but both CVN 78 and that class of ships will be named after president Ford according to this DOD press release: http://www.defense.gov/Releases/Release.aspx?ReleaseID=10399
Jan 3rd, 2011 at 00:08 GMT
Homer: "Are we going to be landing on an aircraft carrier?" Pilot: "No, the nearest Navy vessel is the USS Walter Mondale... It's a laundry ship."
Mar 17th, 2011 at 11:20 GMT
Damn, just watched the West Wing so thought USS John F. Kennedy existed!
Apr 8th, 2011 at 08:13 GMT
Uhlan: USS John F. Kennedy does exist, but it was decommissioned in 2007, and this quiz is for active US carriers only. It's currently laid up in the Philadelphia reserve fleet; it likely will eventually be turned into a floating museum or sunk as an artificial reef.
Jun 12th, 2011 at 00:24 GMT
Still can't believe we named carriers after Reagan & Bush (& Ford upcoming) before guys like Adams, Madison, Monroe & Wilson!
Jul 3rd, 2011 at 18:24 GMT
I can't believe they named one after Reagan, who served out the war in Hollywood but not Carter, who actually was a Navy man.
Aug 8th, 2011 at 17:30 GMT
@kupfernick - Carter was a submariner, and thus has a Seawolf-class submarine, one of the most advanced subs in the world, named in his honor. He is also one of only a select few to be honored with a ship in his name while still living. Reagan's poor eyesight limited his ability to serve overseas; the carrier was named in his honor because of his 600-ship Navy program instituted during his presidency, part of the arms buildup that is arguably credited with ending the Cold War.
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Sep 28th, 2011 at 06:20 GMT
I love the fact that the navy has enough sense to name its largest vessels after conservative presidents and war heros. I can see it now....USS Barack Hussein Obama....a converted 1962 15' Falcon boat with an old 25 horse Evinrude outboard on the back, two pieces of plywood strapped on top as a deck, with a Piper Cub on top, armed with a sling-shot and water balloons! Boy! What an aircraft carrier! BTW...cost for the above mentioned USS Obama??? $50 Billion to the taxpayer! Due sometime in 2018...just as China is calling all our notes!
May 13th, 2012 at 05:27 GMT
superspurjm - but the future USS Obama will be many times more effective at killing terrorists and ending wars than the future USS George W Bush
Jul 31st, 2012 at 02:50 GMT
@diving: The USS George W Bush will make a great aircraft carrier ... it will however be restricted to patrolling 6 miles off the coast.
Jan 23rd, 2013 at 03:42 GMT
needs an update, the USS Enterprise went inactive in December but fun quiz for a guy from a Navy family!
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