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The Navy’s Best Carrier? The Title Goes to USS George H.W. Bush

The was the very last of the aircraft carriers. And until the new Ford-class carries prove they are one-hundred percent effective, this is the carrier to beat: Can you believe that it has been a hundred years since the first U.S.  aircraft carrier? The USS George HW Bush – the last ship of the Nimitz-class carrier line – recently held a commemoration to celebrate one hundred years of carriers. In March 1922, the USS Langley was commissioned as the first Navy carrier. The Langley didn’t make it past World War Two – it was attacked and mortally wounded by the Japanese in 1942- and later scuttled by the Americans. But the George H.W. Bush exemplifies naval aviation and is considered one of the most powerful ships in the world.

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Carrier aviation has come a long way since the Langley was commissioned.

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