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Countries with Aircraft Carriers

Name the countries of the world that have aircraft carriers.
  • According to Wikipedia, December 2017
  • Includes carriers in reserve, but not carriers under construction, or some types of smaller vessels
  • Quiz by milk - Dec 20, 2017
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level 73
Apr 20, 2013
100%. A real indication of the ability of a country to project military power anywhere around the world... and not just defend itself.
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level 28
Aug 26, 2016
Try http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/172272/most-popular-jetpunk-quizzes
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level 39
Jul 29, 2017
Try my quizzes by clicking on my name.... Great quiz btw
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level 41
Oct 15, 2013
10/10, fun quiz. It needs to be updated now though.
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level 73
Feb 9, 2014
Yeah, I think China recently completed it's 2nd aircraft carrier? Or it is close to completion... or was just commissioned... I honestly don't remember but something along those lines was in the news recently.
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level 44
Oct 27, 2014
I though the Chinese carrier was just sort of a mock-up -- basically training wheels for carriers yet to come for them.
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level 50
Oct 27, 2014
Surprising who ISN'T on the list. Good quiz.
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level 65
Mar 8, 2016
ya I agree. the UK surprised me. and I also would have guessed that russia had more than 1
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level 34
Aug 29, 2016
UK decommissioned its last one (two?) fairly recently. The 'Queen Elizabeth' class carrier is under production. The first is due for deployment in 2021 the second 1 1/2 years later. The quiz was made in between us decommisioning old ones and building new ones. That is the only reason why the UK isn't here
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level 55
Feb 28, 2018
If we include ships CAPABLE of fixed wing aircraft operations there would be more (e.g. Japan's two Izumo class helicopter carriers are capable of fielding the F-35b).
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level 33
Oct 27, 2014
Why isn't the UK on this list? HMS Queen Elizabeth?
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level 57
Oct 27, 2014
It's not completed yet.
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level 34
Aug 29, 2016
Because it isn't 2021 yet.
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level 48
Oct 27, 2014
If you included helicopter carriers the list would be somewhat longer - Japan, very soon Australia, plus others.
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level 49
Feb 28, 2018
And the US would gain 9 additionally carriers for a total of 20! I'm honestly not sure that they shouldn't be here, considering they can carry the F-35C variant, making them capable of deploying full fledged fighter attack jet aircraft. They are also as large as WII era fleet carriers and as large as any of the other carriers on this list.
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level 62
Mar 5, 2018
They absolutely should be on this list. Helicopter are "aircraft". The clue should be modified to reflect Planes only or these should be included. The source the author cited lists them so they should be considered.
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level 40
Oct 27, 2014
Where is the UK?
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level 49
Oct 27, 2014
They have 40 decomissioned and 2 under construction, non currently in use.
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level 30
Oct 27, 2014
The UK has one commissioned but none in reserve
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level 74
Jan 11, 2016
Just off the north-western corner of Europe.
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level 34
Aug 29, 2016
Sat in the North Sea off the north coast of France and west of Scandinavia.
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level 57
Jun 26, 2017
Turn right at Greenland.
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level 61
Oct 28, 2014
If you're counting LHA and LPH type ships, this list is not nearly complete. Check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aircraft_carriers_in_service
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level 38
Jun 26, 2015
Australia has 3 in decommission, does that still count?!
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level 21
Aug 28, 2016
No, when they're in decommission, they aren't in service, the requirements of this quiz.
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level 35
Dec 18, 2015
I thought the uk had aircraft carriers
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level 34
Aug 29, 2016
'Had' being the key word in this sentence. Two more are under construction.
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level 39
Dec 23, 2015
I thought the UK had finished the HMS Queen Elizabeth
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level 65
Feb 4, 2016
According to Wikipedia it won't be operational until 2020...
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level 34
Aug 29, 2016
2021*
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level 5
Aug 10, 2016
the UK totaly dosent have an aircraft carrier who would have thought that there is somone stupid enoght to forget about UK
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level 34
Aug 29, 2016
Correct. The UK doesn't have an aircraft carrier... "Totally"
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level 70
Aug 14, 2016
The US has almost as many as the rest combined. There shouldn't be much doubt about where the world's military power is concentrated. Interesting to note India's lead on its trans-Himalayan rival.
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level 55
Aug 27, 2016
That's not the type of border you need an aircraft carrier for... I guess India's carriers are more for muscle against Pakistan than China.
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level 34
Aug 29, 2016
You'd think they could be nice and share its toys. Then again, the US isn't known for its sharing.
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level 60
Aug 30, 2016
Must admit, I'm kind of surprised Pakistan hasn't tried to match India in that field.
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level 22
Aug 26, 2016
10/10 score and 19 seconds remaining. So hard!!
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level 39
Aug 26, 2016
missed India
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level 61
Aug 29, 2016
The answers here are out-of-date and the question is vague. The list is much longer if you define a carrier as: "a warship with a full-length flight deck, hangar and facilities for arming, deploying, and recovering aircraft" and mean that to include ships classed as amphibious assault ships and helicopter carriers, whose primary purpose is to carry, arm, deploy, and recover aircraft, and the list would include the UK, Egypt, Japan, South Korea and Australia. The list will also soon include Turkey. Also, the US numbers would go up to 19. Japan calls their carriers "destroyers" for legal reasons, but their three Hyuga-class DDH ships meet the above definition. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aircraft_carriers_in_service
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level ∞
Aug 29, 2016
Here's the source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aircraft_carriers_by_country

It looks like the numbers have changed a little since July but the list of countries remains the same. If you're an expert, I'd recommend getting the Wikipedia article changed, and then I'll edit the quiz. I'm not an expert so I'm not going to try to make decisions about what qualifies.

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level 22
Aug 30, 2016
Needs updating, Spain has only one (the first one was disabled when the new started it's duty) and I'm pretty sure that Navantia sold one to Australia some years ago...
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level 14
Sep 15, 2016
I really thought north korea would have 1 but i guess not
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level 56
Jun 20, 2017
Oh, North Korea's military tech is shite, and their navy is their weakest arm.
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level 53
Nov 29, 2017
Yes, they don't really have anything outside manpower.
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level 63
Feb 28, 2018
...and ICBM's. And their less advanced artillery is probably still able to rain fire on Seoul. And they've probably got biological and chemical weapons. And of course they'll probably have some kind of nuclear capability in the near future. They won't win a war with those, but they do have more than mere manpower.
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level 45
Jun 7, 2017
Brazil decommisioned theirs in 2017.
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level 56
Jun 20, 2017
Soon enough, the UK's new carrier will be commissioned.
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level 38
Jun 26, 2017
22 seconds :)
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level 58
Jun 26, 2017
The UK's Queen Elizabeth II starts sea trials today. Ok it doesn't have any aircraft yet, but the question doesn't explicitly state 'operational' aircraft carriers :-) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-40402153
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level 28
Jun 29, 2017
Got all of them but forgot India xD
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level 56
Jul 29, 2017
This needs to be updated, since the UK's Queen Elizabeth class carrier is now in service.
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level ∞
Jul 29, 2017
Not sure its been formally commissioned yet. I'll update the quiz at the end of 2017.
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level 57
Dec 7, 2017
The UK's 'Queen Elizabeth' was commissioned into the fleet today, see http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-42256046
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level 40
Aug 20, 2017
Surprised that Japan wasn't on this list.
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level 56
Dec 20, 2017
According to your source should Thailand not be included?
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level ∞
Dec 21, 2017
If you read further, it's only used as a helicopter carrier, which I don't think puts it in the same class as the other ships.
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level 31
Feb 28, 2018
if you look up pictures of Thailands carrier on Google(HTMS Chakri Naruebet) and Wikipedia there are pictures of it containing or launching Harrier Fighter Jets in some instances. While they might not use it for that purpose it's still a class of near full size Aircraft Carrier that is capabale of launching jets. Also they bought it from the Spanish who used it as a full swing all purpose Aircraft Carrier as well prior to its sale.
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level 73
Feb 28, 2018
I was going to comment on this. I think Thailand made the list before.
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level 63
Feb 28, 2018
Yes, I remember that too.
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level 82
Dec 21, 2017
You can take UK off again now. (Well at least until they find the puncture repair kit)
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level 39
Mar 1, 2018
Thanks, made my morning :)
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level 67
Dec 21, 2017
I'm curious what the update was for December 2017. Did USA's number increase because of the USS Gerald Ford making its debut this summer? Or did another country change?
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level 67
Dec 21, 2017
Oh I see the previous comments. Looks like the UK commissioned a new carrier this year too
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level 59
Dec 25, 2017
What a waste of my US tax payer dollars !!
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level 73
Feb 28, 2018
While I don't necessarily think we need to be spending as much, and certainly not more, on the US military... I gotta disagree with this one comment. Aircraft carriers are extremely valuable in a lot of different situations, whether it's destroying the armored divisions of an insane warlord as they are en route to massacre a city from a safe distance, or delivering vital emergency aid to disaster-struck archipelagos nobody else can get to, this is money well-spent. Only thing the military spends money on that might be more cost-effective is predator drones. Or possibly sniper rifles.
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level 73
Feb 28, 2018
or.. stinger missile launchers given to the Mujahadeen? those were pretty cheap and effective, too. Still, aircraft carriers are vital.
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level 57
Mar 2, 2018
Handing weapons to terrorists was more cost effective. Not the right side, but effective in its goals nonetheless.
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level 73
Mar 5, 2018
The Soviet Union was the right side?
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level 54
Feb 28, 2018
The U.S. actually has 21 when counting the 5 LHD and 5 LHA which are designed to carry the F-35 and all the USMC helos. They are bigger and carry more aircraft then most of these other countries carriers.
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level 57
Feb 28, 2018
Canada with Bombardier ?
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level 35
Feb 28, 2018
Singapore and Australia have the best two carriers in the world (Singapur air lines and Quantas)
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level 39
Feb 28, 2018
Missed quite a few. Australia, Japan, Brazil, Thailand, Argentina, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, and Turkey.
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level 30
Mar 2, 2018
Damn. I thought it would be close between #1 and #2, but apparently not.
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level 15
Mar 6, 2018
The is wrong the UK have 2
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level 49
Mar 11, 2018
South Korea has one which is the flagship of their Navy
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