The Midway class aircraft carrier was one of the longest lived carrier designs in modern history. First commissioned in late 1945, the lead ship of the class, USS Midway was not decommissioned until 1991, shortly after seeing service in the Gulf War. ...more on Wikipedia about "Midway class aircraft carrier"
USS Coral Sea (CV/CVB/CVA-43), a Midway-class aircraft carrier, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the Battle of the Coral Sea. She earned the affectionate nickname "Ageless Warrior" through her long career. Initially classified as an aircraft carrier with hull classification symbol CV-43, the contract to build her was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding of Newport News, Virginia on 14 June 1943. She was reclassified as a "Large Aircraft Carrier" with hull classification symbol CVB-43 on 15 July 1943. Her keel was laid down on 10 July 1944. She was launched on 2 April 1946 sponsored by Mrs. Thomas C. Kinkaid, and commissioned on 1 October 1947 with Captain A.P. Storrs III in command. ...more on Wikipedia about "USS Coral Sea (CV-43)"
USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB/CVA-42) was an aircraft carrier which served in the United States Navy from 1945 to 1977. She was originally named Coral Sea, but immediately after the death of then President Franklin D. Roosevelt her name was changed to USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB-42). ...more on Wikipedia about "USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42)"
USS Midway (CVB/CVA/CV-41) was an aircraft carrier of the United States Navy, the lead ship of her class, and the first to be commissioned after the end of World War II. Active in the Vietnam War and in Operation Desert Storm, as of 2006 she is a museum ship in San Diego, California. ...more on Wikipedia about "USS Midway (CV-41)"
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