World War II’s Essex-Class Carriers Were the U.S. Navy’s Backbone
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Peter Suciu

Essex-class Aircraft Carrier, Americas

“These were the ships that helped win the war and then put us on top.”

Here’s What You Need to Remember: "They were built incredibly quick, but also so well," said Mike Fabey. "The Navy did a great job of making these ships last well past their time."

The role that the Essex-class aircraft carrier played in World War II can't be understated. The ships have been called the backbone of the United States Navy—which ordered thirty-two of the...

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