List of aircraft carriers in service

This list of aircraft carriers contains all aircraft carriers which are currently in service, or being constructed, and are listed alphabetically by country.


Country In Service Under construction Total
22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.png United States 11 2 13
22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.png United Kingdom 3 2 5
22px-Flag_of_Italy.png Italy 2 0 2
22px-Flag_of_India.png India 1 2 3
22px-Flag_of_Spain.png Spain 1 1 2
22px-Flag_of_Brazil.png Brazil 1 0 1
22px-Flag_of_France.png France 1 0 1
22px-Flag_of_Russia.png Russia 1 0 1
22px-Flag_of_Thailand.png Thailand 1 0 1

By Country



Future Carriers

  • Future Aircraft Carrier: 60,000 ton possibly in co-operation with the UK


  • INS Viraat: 28,700 tons ex-British HMS Hermes (launched 1953), purchased April 19 1986 and commissioned May 1987, scheduled to be decommissioned in 2012.

Being rebuilt

Under construction

  • Vikrant class carrier (Indigenous Aircraft Carrier): to be named INS Vishaal, 37,500 tons STOBAR aircraft carrier. It is being built at Cochin Shipyard, southern India, and is expected to enter service in 2012.




Under construction

  • Juan Carlos I: 27,000 tons Buque de Proyección Estratégica class amphibious ship/VSTOL carrier, to be commissioned in 2009.


  • HTMS Chakri Naruebet: 11,400 tons carrier based on Spanish Principe De Asturias design. Commissioned August 10 1997, though remains predominantly inactive due to lack of funds.

United Kingdom


United States

Helicopter Carriers aka amphibious assault ships are not aircraft carriers

Under construction

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