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  Light aircraft carrier - Biocrawler
A light aircraft carrier is an aircraft carrier that is smaller than the standard carriers of a navy.
The precise definition of the type varies by country, typically having a capacity of 1/2 to 2/3 of the aircraft of a full-sized carrier.
In World War II, the United States Navy produced a number of light carriers by converting cruiser hulls.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Light_aircraft_carrier   (94 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The precise definition of the type varies by country; light carriers typically have half to two thirds of the aircraft complement of a full-sized carrier.
The Independence class aircraft carriers, converted from Cleveland-class light cruisers">Cleveland-class light cruisers, were unsatisfactory ships for aviation with their narrow, short decks and slender, high-sheer hulls; in virtually all respects the escort carriers were superior aviation vessels.
In the post war period, the British Royal Navy also operated a force of light aircraft carriers, all of which were born out of wartime designs.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=light_aircraft_carrier   (326 words)

  
 Canadian Magnificent class Nuclear Light Aircraft Carrier
One of the Mexican designers also noted a similarity between the new carrier they were developing and a light carrier design from the late 1970's that the US had canceled.
American carrier personnel were initially assigned to the Canadian and Mexican carriers and assisted in the training of the crews of the new carriers.
The concept of the light carrier was brought in front of the United States Congress but the Navy persuaded the legislature to continue funding full sized carriers.
www.kitsune.addr.com /Rifts/Rifts-Pre-Rifts-Vehicles/Canada_Magnificent_Nuclear_Light_Carrier.htm   (3371 words)

  
 USS Cabot and USS Belleau Wood were the Carriers used by Air Group 31
Their first carrier was the USS Cabot (CVL-28) which they boarded in November of 1943 and served on until October 4,1944.
Independence class aircraft carriers were rather small when compared to the large Essex.
To give you an idea of the size of an Independence Class aircraft carrier, here is a photo of CVL- 22 with some of her air wing on the 71 foot wide flight deck.
www.vf31.com /CVL/cvl.html   (224 words)

  
 USS Cabot CVL-28 A light Aircraft Carrier in WW II
The USS Cabot was the 7th of 9 Independence Class Light Aircraft Carriers which were started from May 1, 1941 through October 26, 1942 at the New York Ship Building Yard in Camden New Jersey.
The keel of the light aircraft carrier USS Cabot (CVL-28) was laid down as the light cruiser Wilmington (CL-79) on March 16, 1942.
USS Cabot carried Air Group 31 from the time of her shake down cruse until they were rotated out of active duty in October of 1944.
www.vf31.com /CVL/cabot.html   (887 words)

  
  "Ranger" Class Light Fleet Aircraft Carrier
In 1939, for example, in connection with proposals for new small carriers, her captain testified that she often pitched too much for flying operations, while the larger carriers remained effective.
Her major World War II service was limited to the North African operation and a carrier raid on Norway in 1943 in company with the British Home Fleet, after which she was relegated to training operations, with 5in guns removed as weight compensation for new radars.
In 1945, as a training carrier, she participated in the earliest trials of Airborne Early Warning (AEW) radar aircraft, which have nowadays become essential in carrier operations.
www.warship.get.net.pl /StZjednoczone/Aircraft_Carriers/CV_1934_Ranger_class/_Ranger_class.html   (0 words)

  
  Shoho
On November 30, 1941 the carrier was commissioned at Nagasaki.
In late April was assigned to operation "MO" the seaborne invasion of Port Moresby, sailing with Crudiv 6, RAdm Goto.
United States Navy search planes located a portion of the Japanese transport force including the aircraft carrier Shoho near Misma Island, On May 7, 1942 at 0755 during the Battle of the Coral Sea was attacked by aircraft from both Yorktown and Lexington, a total of 92 planes.
www.pacificwrecks.com /ships/ijn/shoho.html   (299 words)

  
  The Battle Of Midway
At 6am, an American aircraft spotted two of the four Japanese aircraft carriers, and the American carriers were immediately ordered to set course Southwest to intercept them, and to launch their aircraft to attack them.
The two remaining American aircraft carriers were ordered to launch their dive bombers again, to find and sink the 4th Japanese carrier, which lost most of its aircraft in the attack on the Yorktown.
After the battle of Midway, is was even more obvious that the battleship became a secondary type of warship to the aircraft carrier, because of the carrier's ability to sink enemy ships with its aircraft without ever being in range of their heavy guns.
www.2worldwar2.com /battle-of-midway.htm   (2134 words)

  
 Light aircraft carrier
A light aircraft carrier is an aircraft carrier that is smaller than the standard carriers of a navy.
The precise definition of the type varies by country, typically having a capacity of 1/2 to 2/3 of the aircraft of a full-sized carrier.
In World War II, the United States Navy produced a number of light carriers by converting cruiser hulls.
www.teachtime.com /en/wikipedia/l/li/light_aircraft_carrier.html   (101 words)

  
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Once launched, the aircraft could not land back on the deck and had to ditch in the sea if it was not within range of land.
To an adversary, an aircraft carrier, its seven-story island protruding from the flight deck that sits 65 feet above the water, is an imposing offshore city that can appear overnight.
After 42 years at the service of the Brazilian Navy, the aircraft carrier Vengeance—built by Winston Churchill while London was being bombed during World War II—is being readied to become a floating entertainment space in China.
lycos.cs.cmu.edu /info/aircraft-carrier--ships.html   (542 words)

  
 981107c.html
Under the guidance of this strategic thinking, the mission of the "Vayarg" aircraft carrier was to use the large number of its long-range ship-to-ship and ship-to-air missiles that it carried and to cooperate with large missile cruisers, SSGNs, and SSBNs for the purpose of completely destroying the enemy's aircraft carrier fleet and SSGNs.
Finally, the "Vayarg" aircraft carrier combat group was used to cover the SSGNs, which launched an attack from an off-shore area to the inland strategic target of the enemy with conventional cruise missiles similar to the SS-N-21.
The aircraft carrier was towed to Guangdong by a tugboat from Korea.
www.kanwa.com /english/981107c.html   (2624 words)

  
 Battle of Midway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
At 6am, an American aircraft spotted two of the four Japanese aircraft carriers, and the American carriers were immediately ordered to set course Southwest to intercept them, and to launch their aircraft to attack them.
The two remaining American aircraft carriers were ordered to launch their dive bombers again, to find and sink the 4th Japanese carrier, which lost most of its aircraft in the attack on the Yorktown.
After the battle of Midway, is was even more obvious that the battleship became a secondary type of warship to the aircraft carrier, because of the carrier's ability to sink enemy ships with its aircraft without ever being in range of their heavy guns.
www.sixthscalebattle.com /catalog.html   (2166 words)

  
 China's aircraft carrier ambitions: seeking truth from rumors Naval War College Review - Find Articles
Carrier design and pilot training received a major boost in 1985 when a Chinese ship breaker purchased the fifteen-thousand-ton Majestic-class aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne from Australia.
First, as the carrier was being dismantled for scrap, Chinese naval architects and engineers were able to see at first hand how it had been designed and built; using this information naval architects were able to prepare drawings for a light carrier.
Second, the flight deck of the Melbourne was kept intact and used for pilot training in carrier takeoffs and landings (though a static flight deck would, of course, have been of limited utility, since it could not replicate the pitch and roll of an aircraft carrier at sea).
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0JIW/is_1_57/ai_113755343   (967 words)

  
 Mig-29
The small size of the aircraft is essential for the Admiral Gorshkov, as it ensures their safe operation from the carrier's narrow deck, while fitting the dimensions of the hatches, hangar height and strength of the hangar deck.
Another reason for using the MiG-29K planes is the consistent desire of the Indian Navy to build a light aircraft carrier having a displacement of some 24,000 t, and to have a unified aircraft for both this carrier and the Admiral Gorshkov (the latter has a full displacement of 45,200 t).
The number of guided weapon types carried by the aircraft was doubled, with air-to-ship, air-to-ground and air-to-radar heavy guided missiles added to their arsenal.
www.enemyforces.com /aircraft/mig29.htm   (3158 words)

  
 Majestic Class
The carrier was formally commissioned into the Indian Navy as INS Vikrant on 04 March 1961 at Belfast by the then Indian High Commissioner to the UK, Vijayalakshmi Pandit.
In West Asia, where the only aircraft carrier people had seen were from the United States, they were surprised to see that an Asian navy could also fight a three-dimensional war.
The carrier is currently subject to a campaign to preserve her for posterity - the only wartime constructed British aircraft carrier to be under possible preservation.
www.bharat-rakshak.com /NAVY/Majestic.html   (1051 words)

  
 A look at light carriers: Murdoc Online
The light carrier concept has been discussed previously on MO at Comparing carriers and at European CVLs.
Shrinking an aircraft carrier was also considered as part of an analysis of alternatives conducted in the late 90s before efforts to develop the Navy's next-generations carrier, CVN-21.
Small carrier and microcarrier talk is premature because none of the roles that carrier aircraft fill have yet been performed by UAVs, and the STOVL F-35 may yet fall by the wayside due to chronic weight problems.
www.murdoconline.net /archives/003985.html   (3041 words)

  
 China's aircraft carrier ambitions: seeking truth from rumors Naval War College Review - Find Articles
Carrier design and pilot training received a major boost in 1985 when a Chinese ship breaker purchased the fifteen-thousand-ton Majestic-class aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne from Australia.
First, as the carrier was being dismantled for scrap, Chinese naval architects and engineers were able to see at first hand how it had been designed and built; using this information naval architects were able to prepare drawings for a light carrier.
Second, the flight deck of the Melbourne was kept intact and used for pilot training in carrier takeoffs and landings (though a static flight deck would, of course, have been of limited utility, since it could not replicate the pitch and roll of an aircraft carrier at sea).
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0JIW/is_1_57/ai_113755343   (967 words)

  
 Townsville saved from a 300 aircraft Japanese air raid
The Japanese operational plans called for six large aircraft carriers of the Japanese combined fleet to sail from Truk and head south of the Solomons and then west into the Coral Sea.
The role of the six aircraft carriers was to attack any Allied Naval forces trying to intercept the Japanese Invasion Fleet.
Following the invasion of Port Moresby, the six Japanese aircraft carriers were due to head southwards to mount a massive 300 aircraft air-raid on Townsville.
home.st.net.au /~dunn/ozatwar/tvsaved.htm   (578 words)

  
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Once launched, the aircraft could not land back on the deck and had to ditch in the sea if it was not within range of land.
To an adversary, an aircraft carrier, its seven-story island protruding from the flight deck that sits 65 feet above the water, is an imposing offshore city that can appear overnight.
After 42 years at the service of the Brazilian Navy, the aircraft carrier Vengeance—built by Winston Churchill while London was being bombed during World War II—is being readied to become a floating entertainment space in China.
www.lycos.com /info/aircraft-carrier--ships.html   (542 words)

  
 Soviet Fighters in the Sky of China
The light aircraft carrier Hoso with ancient A2N fighters was unable to render serious opposition to the Chinese aircraft, so by August 15 they dispatched the heavier aircraft carrier Kaga to the Chinese coast near Shanghai.
From the necessity to protect the aeerodromes from sudden attacks of Japanese aircraft, A. Blagoveshchenskii organized a VNOS (Air Observation Notification and Communications) service fully in accordance with Chinese realities.From morning to evening the pilots remained with their aircraft and parachutes, near the machines being serviced by the mechanics and technicians.
The aircraft commande usually stood by the the command post, and the remaining machines were dispersed not far away by in chessboard order (staggered rows).
www.j-aircraft.com /research/George_Mellinger/soviet_fighters_in_the_sky_of_ch.htm   (6490 words)

  
 NWCR article, Winter 2004: Storey & You   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Research and development continues, demonstrating that aircraft carriers are not considered irrelevant to China’s national defense and the Chinese navy’s long-term modernization goals.
Construction of a carrier or conversion of a secondhand vessel in a domestic yard would also be extremely costly, especially since much of the technology would have to be purchased abroad, quite aside from the new fighters, helicopters, early-warning aircraft, escort surface vessels, and screening submarines required.
Aircraft carriers are perceived as potent symbols of national power around the world, and China is no different.
www.nwc.navy.mil /press/Review/2004/Winter/art6-w04.htm   (6849 words)

  
 Angel on the Yardarm
The vice president of a New York advertising agency entered Naval Training School in July 1942, and he served aboard the light aircraft carrier USS Langley during many battles in the latter part of the Pacific War.
In July 1943, he finally achieved his dream when he was assigned to the carrier USS Langley, which was in final stages of construction in Philadelphia prior to its commissioning.
The nine officers assigned to the ship's radar had responsibility to supervise the installation of three radar sets, and they decided on the arrangement of the equipment since no standard layout had been determined in those early days of the use of radar.
wgordon.web.wesleyan.edu /kamikaze/books/ships/monsarrat/index.htm   (1524 words)

  
 Withdrawl of U.S.S. Cabot: National Historic Landmarks Program (NHL)
In June of that year, in order to meet the Navy's pressing demand for carriers while the Essex class was under construction, President Roosevelt ordered the conversion of nine Cleveland-class light cruiser hulls to the Independence-class light aircraft carrier.
She was also selected as the carrier to host war correspondent Ernie Pyle when he covered carrier operations late in the war.
The carrier remained moored in New Orleans, deteriorating and accumulating large fees for dock space and environmental clean-up.
www.cr.nps.gov /nhl/DOE_dedesignations/Cabot.htm   (593 words)

  
 The Carrier Project - Background and Technical Data   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
For this purpose, an "aircraft carrier" is defined as a ship designed for the express purpose of launching and recovering fixed-wing aircraft while under way.
I had always been interested in aircraft carriers, and I was beginning to consider creating a personal website.
In The Carrier Project, ships will be identified by their most common or most recognisable designation, regardless of the actual designation they carried at the time.
home.grandecom.net /~cvproj/gen-site.htm   (3427 words)

  
 USS Belleau Wood CVL 24 A Light Aircraft Carrier in WW II
The USS Belleau Wood was the 4th of 9 Independence Class Light Aircraft Carriers which were started from May 1, 1941 through October 26, 1942 at the New York Ship Building Yard in Camden New Jersey.
The keel of the light aircraft carrier USS Belleau Wood (CVL-24) was laid down as the light cruiser New Haven (CL-76) on August 11, 1941.
On February 16, 1942 the under construction cruiser New Haven was ordered to be converted into a light aircraft carrier by the addition of a hanger deck and flight deck above that.
www.vf31.com /CVL/belleau_wood.html   (460 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
One way to provide for additional aircraft carriers above the total tonnage allowed by treaties was to build hulls ostensibly for other designs but which could be quickly converted to carriers.
Alleged to be submarine depot ships, these ships were designed for conversion into light aircraft carriers or fast fleet oilers.
However, in 1941 she was sent to the yard for conversion into a carrier.
www.steelnavy.com /NeptunShoho.htm   (236 words)

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