On 15 July 1943, the Navy reclassified the planned CV-41 class aircraft carriers as Large Aircraft Carriers, with the designator CVB. One of these ships (CV-44) had already been cancelled but three ships were completed as CVB-41, CVB-42 and CVB-43, with the hull numbers originally assigned in the CV series. Two others (CVB-56 and CVB-57), planned in 1945, were cancelled before construction began. These were the only ships in the CVB series. When the three completed large aircraft carriers were redesignated CVA on 1 October 1952, the CVB designation passed out of use.
This page provides the hull numbers of all U.S. Navy aircraft carriers numbered in the CVB series and provides links to photos of these ships.
Large Aircraft Carriers numbered in the CVB series:
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Page made 7 May 2002