How Many Aircraft Carriers Does the U.S. Have?


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As of November of 2014, the United States has a total of 10 active aircraft carriers with another two under construction. The oldest aircraft carrier still active is the USS Nimitz, which was commissioned on May 3rd, 1975.

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The newest aircraft carrier currently in operation is the USS George H.W. Bush, which was commissioned on January 10th, 2009. The USS Midway is a retired aircraft carrier, now located in San Diego, that serves as a museum and a memorial. The two aircraft carriers that are currently under construction are the PCU Gerald R. Ford and the PCU John F. Kennedy.

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