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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Escort aircraft carrier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The escort aircraft carrier or escort carrier, was a small aircraft carrier developed by the Royal Navy in the early part of World War II to deal with the U-boat crisis of the Battle of the Atlantic.
Many of the escort carriers produced were assigned to the Royal Navy for the duration of the war under the Lend-lease act.
Perhaps the finest moment for the escort carriers was the Battle of Leyte Gulf's Battle off Samar, where three escort carrier groups fended off the battleships of the Japanese Combined Fleet, allowing General Douglas MacArthur's Army to complete the liberation of Leyte.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Escort-aircraft-carrier   (2352 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Bogue class escort carrier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The escort aircraft carrier or escort carrier, was a small aircraft carrier developed by the U.S. Navy in the early part of World War II to deal with the U-boat crisis of the Battle of the Atlantic.
The USS Altamaha (CVE-6) (originally AVG-6) was an escort aircraft carrier laid down under a Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 160) on 15 April 1941 at Pascagoula, Mississippi, by the Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp....
Escort carrier sailors liked to claim CVE stood for 'combustible, vulnerable and expendable.' While their exploits are less well-known than those of the US Navy's fleet carriers, the 'jeep carriers' played a vital role in the Battle of the Atlantic providing air cover for convoys and hunter-killer groups stalking German U-boats.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Bogue-class-escort-carrier   (1329 words)

  
 RN Escort Carriers Home Page
By the end of WW2 Britain had operated 45 escort carriers, in the Atlantic, Arctic, Indian and Pacific oceans: 6 were British built 39 US built the later were affectionately known as 'Woolworth' carriers.
The first escort carrier was the British built HMS Audacity, entering service on June 17th 1941 she was the first escort carreir to operate as a convoy escort sailing with convoy, OG74 on September 13th 1941.
The escort carriers were to fill various different roles other than convoy protect duties, especially after the battle for the Atlantic in 1944.
www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk /ESCORT   (619 words)

  
 Naval Technology - Garibaldi - Aircraft Carrier
The flagship of the Italian Navy is the aircraft carrier MM Garibaldi, built by Fincantieri of Genoa and commissioned in 1985.
Garibaldi (C551) is classed as a CVS — Aircraft Carrier ASW (Anti-submarine Warfare).
The aircraft carrier will also be fitted with a SLAT anti-torpedo system being developed by Euroslat, a consortium consisting of WASS (Whitehead Alenia Sistemi Subaqua), DCN and Thales Underwater Systems (formerly Thomson Marconi Sonar).
www.naval-technology.com /projects/garibaldi   (845 words)

  
  US Aircraft Carriers
In Stan Stokes painting an F8F accompanies an F7F-4N during the carrier qualification of the F7F-4N on the USS Franklin Roosevelt (CV-42) in 1946.
As depicted by Stokes is the aircraft of Squadron Commander David McCampbell of the USS Essex.
In the jet aircraft department the Navys primary vehicle was the F9F Panther.
www.naval-art.com /us_aircraft_carriers.htm   (5670 words)

  
  Wikipedia: Aircraft carrier
Aircraft carriers are generally the largest ships operated by navies; a Nimitz-class carrier powered by two nuclear reactors and four steam turbines is over 1,000 feet long and costs about $4.5 billion.
To land on the carrier, incoming airplanes moving at 150 mph are equipped with tailhooks to engage one of up to four arresting cables stretched across the deck, stopping the aircraft within 320 feet after engaging a cable.
Aircraft carriers are generally accompanied by a number of other ships, to provide protection for the relatively unwieldy carrier, to carry supplies, and to provide additional offensive capabilities.
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  Escort aircraft carrier
The escort aircraft carrier or escort carrier, was a small aircraft carrier developed by the U.S. Navy in the early part of World War II to deal with the U-boat crisis of the Battle of the Atlantic.
Escort carriers were typically around 500 feet long, not much more than half the length of the almost 900-foot fleet carriers of the same era, but actually less than one-third of the size: a typical escort carrier displaced about 8,000 tons, as compared to almost 30,000 tons for a full-size fleet carrier.
Escort carriers were used to ferry aircraft, hunt submarines, for patrols, scouting, and the escorting of convoys.
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 Encyclopedia topic: Escort aircraft carrier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The first escort carrier was HMS Audacity (additional info and facts about HMS Audacity) which was converted from a captured German merchant ship the MV Hannover and commissioned in July 1941.
Escort carriers were given the US Navy hull classification symbol (additional info and facts about hull classification symbol) CVE — this was said by their crews to stand for Combustible, Vulnerable, and Expendable.
Many of the escort carriers produced were assigned to the Royal Navy (additional info and facts about Royal Navy) for the duration of the war under the Lend-lease (The transfer of goods and services to an ally to aid in a common cause) act.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/e/es/escort_aircraft_carrier.htm   (901 words)

  
 Aircraft carrier Summary
Carriers steam at speed, for example up to 35 knots (65 km/h), into the wind during take-off in order to increase the apparent wind speed, thereby reducing the speed of the aircraft relative to the ship.
By the late 1930s, aircraft carriers around the world typically carried three types of aircraft: torpedo bombers, also used for conventional bombings and reconnaissance; dive bombers, also used for reconnaissance (in the U.S. Navy, this type of aircraft were known as "scout bombers"); and fighters for fleet defence and bomber escort duties.
Aircraft carriers are generally the largest ships operated by navies; a Nimitz class carrier powered by two nuclear reactors and four steam turbines is 1092 ft (333 m) long and costs about $4.5 billion.
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 Aircraft carrier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Modern aircraft carriers have a flat-top deck, the flight deck that serves as a take-off and landing area for aircraft.
Carriers steam at speed, for example up to 35 knots (65 km/h), into the wind during take-off in order to increase the apparent wind speed, thereby reducing the speed of the aircraft relative to the ship.
By the late 1930s, aircraft carriers around the world typically carried three types of aircraft: torpedo bombers, also used for conventional bombings and reconnaissance; dive bombers, also used for reconnaissance (in the U.S. Navy, this type of aircraft were known as "scout bombers"); and fighters for fleet defence and bomber escort duties.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aircraft_carrier   (4534 words)

  
 Escort aircraft carrier - Wikipedia
The escort aircraft carrier was a small aircraft carrier developed by the U.S. Navy just prior to World War II.
They were initially refered to as 'auxiliary aircraft escort vessels', and then 'auxiliary aircraft carrier', before the Navy settled on 'escort aircraft carrier'.
Escort carriers were used to hunt submarines, for patrols, scouting, and the escorting of convoys.
nostalgia.wikipedia.org /wiki/Escort_aircraft_carrier   (177 words)

  
 Escort aircraft carrier at AllExperts
Escort carriers were given the US Navy hull classification symbol CVE — this was sarcastically said by their crews to stand for Combustible, Vulnerable, and Expendable.
Several escort carriers were pressed back into service during the first years of the Vietnam war because of their ability to carry large amounts of aircraft.
The last chapter in the saga of the escort carriers consisted out of two conversions: As an experiment, the USS Thetis Bay (CVE-90) was converted from an aircraft carrier into a pure helicopter carrier (CVHA-1) and used by the Marine Corps to carry assault helicopters for the first wave of amphibious landing operations.
en.allexperts.com /e/e/es/escort_aircraft_carrier.htm   (1911 words)

  
 Community Vessel Escort Aircraft Carrier - NSwiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Since the escort carrier is a niche warship whose main roles could already be assumed by the fleet carriers and hybrid cruisers-helicopter carriers, the escort carrier was not included in the original building programme based on population waves of one hundred million citizens.
Finally, one escort carrier was commissioned in each population wave from the 25th through the 30th as supplemental, not replacement, construction.
CDF naval aviation on the tactical carrier is divided into two parts, both under the command of the same Vice Commander: a permanent or semi-permanent command and support element for the Air Wing, and the mission element of appropriate aircraft and personnel.
ns.goobergunch.net /wiki/index.php/Community_Vessel_Escort_Aircraft_Carrier   (748 words)

  
 Escort Carrier WWII
Escort Carrier WWII was the first book for author Rick Cline, son of Petrof Bay crewmember Clovis Cline, and he has written two other books on World War II topics since its publication in 1998.
Escort Carrier WWII tells the war history of Petrof Bay in 15 chapters chronologically arranged, and two long chapters on the Battle of Leyte Gulf and Battle of Okinawa make up about half the book.
This history of Petrof Bay relates the WWII battle actions of the escort carrier and her air squadrons in a detached manner since it relies heavily on official Navy documents.
wgordon.web.wesleyan.edu /kamikaze/books/ships/cline/index.htm   (867 words)

  
 aircraft carrier
Aircraft carriers are generally the largest ships operated by navies; a Nimitz-class carrier powered by two nuclear reactors and four steam turbines is 1092 ft (333 m) long and costs about $5 billion.
To land on the carrier, incoming aircraft moving at 150 mph (240 km/h) are equipped with tailhooks to engage one of up to four arresting cables stretched across the deck, stopping the aircraft within 320 feet (100 m) after engaging a cable.
Aircraft carriers played a significant role in World War II, the most notable of which is considered to be the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
en.mcfly.org /aircraft_carrier   (1359 words)

  
 Carrier, HMS, Hermes, Ark Royal, Eagle, Dasher, escort, Soryu, Shokaku, Zuikaku, Doolittle, Enterprise
The convoy carried on, still with 13 of the original 14 merchantmen afloat and its close escort of four cruisers and 12 destroyers.
These highly trained flotillas were used to reinforce the escorts of convoys under heavy attack, and although called Escort Groups should not be confused with the groups of 1941, often temporary in nature and with a diversity of ship types.
Since Operation 'Excess' in January 1941, two aircraft carriers, four cruisers, 16 destroyers and five submarines had been lost in the many attempts to supply and reinforce the island, and in the heavy air attacks launched against the George Cross island.
www.naval-history.net /WW2CampaignsCarriers2.htm   (4978 words)

  
 Japanese Amagi class Aircraft Carrier
The carrier had a ski-jump on the bow to allow VTOL aircraft to carry heavier payloads on takeoff.
The aircraft complement was much smaller than the larger Taiho and designed for ASW and convoy escort than for strike missions.
The IJNS Amagi was escorting the HMAS Canberra near Singapore.
www.kitsune.addr.com /Rifts/Rifts-Pre-Rifts-Vehicles/Japan/Japanese_Amagi_Escort_Carrier.htm   (2507 words)

  
 DANFS Online: Escort Aircraft Carriers
Naming: Most escort carriers were initially named for various bays, but a great many were renamed in honor of WWII battles prior to commissioning.
Numbering: Ships of this type were initially designated as auxiliary aircraft escort vessels (AVG); this was changed to auxiliary aircraft carrier (ACV) 20 August 1942.
On 15 July 1943 all were redesignated escort aircraft carriers, CVE.
www.hazegray.org /danfs/carriers/cve.htm   (120 words)

  
 World Aircraft Carriers List: RN Escort Carriers
Served as an escort on Russia convoys and as an ASW carrier in the Arctic.
Served mostly as a convoy escort carrier, but transferred to the Pacific as a fighter carrier and transport late in the war.
Served as an escort in European waters and as a ferry carrier.
www.hazegray.org /navhist/carriers/uk_esc.htm   (6145 words)

  
 Haze Gray & Underway World Aircraft Carrier Lists
The World Aircraft Carriers Lists are a comprehensive, detailed listing of all the world's aircraft carriers and seaplane tenders, from the start of naval aviation into the 21st century.
Every carrier and seaplane tender ever built or planned is listed, with complete technical data, historical sketches and photographs for virtually every ship.
Aircraft Carrier Historical Data from the Naval Historical Center
www.hazegray.org /navhist/carriers   (979 words)

  
 HistoryLink Essay: Kaiser shipyard in Vancouver launches its first escort aircraft carrier on April 5, 1943.
Kaiser shipyard in Vancouver launches its first escort aircraft carrier on April 5, 1943.
One of the largest crowds in the history of Vancouver, estimated at 75,000, turned out on April 5, 1943, for the launch of the first escort carrier, which was christened by Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), as the Alazon Bay.
Of the 50 carriers produced at Vancouver, at least 15 were sunk or damaged in the Pacific during the war.
www.historylink.org /essays/output.cfm?file_id=5266   (508 words)

  
 USS SOLOMONS CVE 67 Escort Aircraft Carrier
Crewmen from the DE's that Escorted the USS SOLOMONS CVE 67.
Joseph Comeau's book on the history of this can-do carrier and her World War II crew reads like a veteran's scrapbook, which it is in a way.
His father would simply reply that he was on an Escort Carrier and that they were in the Atlantic.
www.ggcg.org /navy/cve67.shtml   (2135 words)

  
 Escort Aircraft Carriers - CVE
During W.W.II, Escort Aircraft Carriers were cost-effective escort vessels which were built in large numbers for the US Navy.
They were used for escort, supply and transport missions.
Their construction was often completed within a couple of months.
www.united-states-navy.com /cve   (46 words)

  
 USS Wolverine IX64 - ModelBoats.co.uk Build Features
While American industry would build carriers and their airplanes, it was up to the US Navy to train the pilots and crews that would be necessary to make the ships and planes an effective fighting force.
Training the pilots and crews for aircraft carrier operation on either the Atlantic or the Pacific Ocean would have exposed the training ships to the danger of submarine attack, while requiring the escort of fighting ships that were needed elsewhere.
Using a fleet carrier was out of the question for two reasons; by the time the decision was made to adopt the training program, the United States was already at war and needed all its commissioned carriers at sea.
www.modelboats.co.uk /news/article.asp?UAN=47&v=1&sp=   (4707 words)

  
 Aircraft Carrier FAQs
The breakdown of the aircraft (type/number) carried by the nine
In Response To: Re: Japanese Escort Carriers (Allan Parry)
In Response To: Re: Japanese Escort Carriers (Allan Alsleben)
www.j-aircraft.com /faq/aircraft_carrier.htm   (8087 words)

  
 U.S. Navy - A Brief History of Aircraft Carriers - The Escort Carriers
The little escort carriers were preparing for another day when, early in the morning of Oct. 25, lookouts on board ships of Taffy 3 spotted Admiral Takeo Kurita's heavy surface force attempting to enter Leyte Gulf and attack the transports and beachhead.
Aircraft from the Jeeps attacked and harassed the enemy, bombing and strafing.
The escort carriers themselves were saved from utter destruction because of excellent maneuvering by their captains, and because, when hit, their thin armor permitted the Japanese shells to pass completely through without exploding.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/ships/carriers/cv-escrt.html   (1261 words)

  
 The Diary of a Corsair Pilot in the Solomons: Sailing for the South Pacific
She was converted as an auxiliary aircraft carrier.
In July 1943 the ACV designation (auxiliary aircraft carrier) was changed to CVE (escort aircraft carrier).
Anti-sub patrol by divisions meant that a division (4 planes) would be launched from the Nassau and fly around the carrier looking for submarines until their fuel state made it necessary to fly on to the field in the New Hebrides.
www.scuttlebuttsmallchow.com /wdiary2.html   (1994 words)

  
 Aircraft Carrier Tactics of World War II
The first was that carrier based planes would scout for the main battleship fleet, soften up the enemy fleet, and spot for the big guns of the battleships.
In 1942, carrier forces were split so that each carrier was escorted by approximately two cruisers and three destroyers.
Instead of using valuable carrier aircraft, the Japanese often used float planes from battleships and cruiser, an economy measure which didn't always work out as the float planes proved to be inferior to carrier planes as scouts.
johnsmilitaryhistory.com /carriertactics.html   (3348 words)

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