Annotated [Edited] view of US Geological Survey sourced Google Earth image to show positions of major warships.
Kitty-Hawk Class CV LOA 1,069′ TDISP 82,000 tons (3 and 1 variant subclass, all retired)USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 (1961-2009)
USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 after exercises with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, during 2007 forward deployment to Yokosuka. US Navy Official: 72278 Kyle Gahlau
USS Constellation CV-64 (1961-2003) scrapped Brownsville TX 2015-2017
USS Constellation 1988 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SC-89-08414 PH2 Simpson
USS America CV-66 (1965-1996) scuttled May 2005 off Cape Hatteras in more than 3 miles of water, after evaluation of super carrier survivability to modern weapons. This is the largest warship wreck on the sea floor.
USS America shortly before retirement 1995 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SC-95-02264 Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret.)
Kitty Hawk Subclass variant USS John F. Kennedy CV-67 (1968-2007) LOA 1,052′ TDISP 83,000 tons. Note distinctive modernized angle of flight deck.
Composite photo of USS John F. Kennedy’s aircraft complement by role, ca. late 1970s. NARA: USN 1173094 (courtesy the Naval History and Heritage Command)
USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) (foreground) and the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75) 2004 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SD-07-00170 PHAN Ryan O’Connor, USN
USS John F. Kennedy undergoing major refit Philadelphia naval yard – last major refit yard performed before closure.
USS Enterprise CVN-65 unique ship (first nuclear-powered carrier) (1961-2012) LOA 1,123′ still longest naval vessel yet built TDISP 93,000 tons, to be dismantled
USS Enterprise 1978 KN-27606 Courtesy Naval History and Heritage Command PH3 Ted Kappler
Note marking on deck where 8 nuclear reactors were likely removed (defueling).
USS Enterprise (CVN 65) makes its final voyage to Newport News Shipbuilding in 2013. (U.S. Navy photo 958774 courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries by John Whalen/Released)
Forrestal-Class CV LOA 1,070′ TDISP 60,000 tons (4 retired, all scrapping) first generation of USN super-carriers
USS Saratoga photographed alongside USS John F. Kennedy during Operation Desert Shield, 1990 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-ST-91-01496 PH2 Moore
USS Forrestal CV-59 (1955) and USS Saratoga CV-60 (1956) both retired 1993-94, scrapped Brownsville TX 2014-2015 (Saratoga may still be ongoing).
International Naval Review Norfolk VA, 1957. USS Saratoga, HMS Ark Royal and Spanish sail trainer Juan de Eleanor Credit: Canada. Department of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / CT-522
USS Ranger CV-61 (1957-1993) scrapped Brownsville TX 2015
USS Ranger San Diego 1987 NH 97689-KN PH3 Wimmer Courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command
USS Independence CV-62 (1959-1998) scrapped Brownsville TX 2017
USS Independence CV-62 forward deployed to Yokosuka Japan 1998 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SD-01-03497 PH2 Daniel A. Taylor, USN
Midway Class CV LOA 968′ TDISP 45,000 tons (3, 1 preserved)
USS Franklin D. Roosevelt commissioning Oct. 1945 (service 1945-1977) NARA: 80-G-K-6611 Courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command
USS Midway CV-41 (1945-1992) museum ship. note 1960s full modernization resulting in modern angled leading deck edges, not present on other 2 ships.
Unique view of USS Midway with Admiral Farragut’s Flagship USS Hartford deteriorating in foreground. NH 91868 Courtesy Naval History and Heritage Command.
USS Coral Sea CV-43 (1946-1990) scrapped Baltimore MD late 1990s
USS Coral Sea visit to Halifax prior to decommissioning 1989: Warsearcher Archives (please credit as such)
USS Coral Sea CVA-43 passing USS Arizona Pearl Harbor memorial, April 1963. NH 97325-KN, Courtesy the Naval History and Heritage Command PHCS Robert A. Carlisle, USN
USS Coral Sea 1982 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-ST-85-00275 PH1 Dave Maclean
USS Coral Sea 1948, showing the original axial deck of the Midway class NH 97648 Courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command
Essex Class LOA ca. 872′ TDISP eventually 46,000 tons (24 retired, 4 preserved) later batch of ships were called long-hull Essex or “Ticonderoga” sub-class, and were 888′ long.
USS Shangri La (CV-38) in wartime camouflage. Naval Historical Collection UA 476.42 Courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command
USS Yorktown CV-10 (1943-1970) Museum ShipUSS Intrepid CV-11 (1943-1974) Museum ShipUSS Hornet CV-12 (1943-1970) Museum ShipUSS Lexington CV-16 (1943-1991) Museum Ship
USS Bennington CV-20 (1944 – 1970) laid up in Bremerton WA, demilitarized 1994 Port Angeles WA before being towed to India for scrapping
USS Bennington CVS-20, laid up 1990 at Bremerton / Puget Sound WA, NARA 330-CFD-DN-SC-90-03981 LT Fallon
USS Oriskany CV-34 (1950-1976), long-hull Essex, sunk for use as artificial reef 2006
USS Oriskany in 1950 with original axial flight deck NH 97408 Courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command
ex-USS Oriskany in preparations for sinking 2006 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SD-07-07989 JO1 Jackey Bratt, USN
USS Oriskany sinking 2006 South of Pensacola FL. NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SD-07-08004 PH2 (Aw/Nac) Jeffrey P. Kraus