Who invented the first aircraft carrier?

Answer Eugene Ely, a civilian pilot, is credited with inventing the aircraft carrier in 1910 when he built a wooden platform over the bow of the light cruiser USS Birmingham and took off in a Curtiss plan... Read More »

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When was aircraft carrier invented?

The British built the first true aircraft carrier in 1918. Earlier aircraft carriers were cruisers with wooden platforms built over their decks for airplane runways. The first landing of a plane on... Read More »

What was the name of the first Navy aircraft carrier?

The USS Langley (CV 1). The Langley was a converted collier (a coal hauling ship, which looked something like an oil tanker). The Langley was converted into a seaplane tender by the time of WWII an... Read More »

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When was the first steel deck aircraft carrier?

The first aircraft carrier with a steel deck was the USS Midway, christened and floated in 1945. The Midway was the largest ship in the world for 10 years and was the first ship too large to naviga... Read More »