World Aircraft Carriers List: Bibliography

The following is a list of the sources consulted in compiling the World Aircraft Carrier Lists. Although a few sources may have been missed, the vast majority are included.

Note: The Naval Institute Press in the United States publishes many books available in England from Conway Maritime press or Chatham Publishing, and occasionally from other publishers such as Arms & Armour Press. Persons outside North America seeking these books should check for editions from those publishers.

Books and Pamphlets:

Adcock, Al, [US] Escort Carriers In Action (Warships in Action No. 9). Squadron/Signal Publications, 1996.

Bagnasco, Erminio, Submarines of World War Two. Naval Institute Press, 1977.

Baker, AD (III) (ed.), German Naval Vessels of World War Two: Compiled by US Naval Intelligence. Naval Institute Press, 1993.

Beaver, Paul, Britain's Armed Forces Today: 2, Fleet Command. Ian Allan, 1984.

, The Royal Navy in the 1980's, Warships illustrated No 1. Arms & Armour Press, 1985.
, NATO Navies of the 1980's, Warships illustrated No 3. Arms & Armour Press, 1985.
, The British Aircraft Carrier (3rd edition). Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1987.
Bishop, Chris, ed,, The Encyclopedia of World Sea Power. Crescent Books, 1988.

Blackman, Raymond V. B., The World's Warships, 'Fourth and completely revised edition'. Doubleday and Co. Inc., 1969.

Blundell, W.G.D., British Aircraft Carriers. Model & Allied Publications Ltd., 1969.

Bradshaw, Thomas I., & Marsha L. Clark, Carrier Down: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Princeton, (CVL-23). Eakin Press, 1990.

Breyer, Siegfried, Battleships and Battlecruisers, 1905-1970. Doubleday, 1971.

, Battleships of The World, 1905-1970. Mayflower Books, 1980.

, The German Aircraft Carrier Graf Zeppelin. Schiffer Publishing, 1989.

Brodie, Bernard, Sea Power in the Machine Agem 2nd ed. Princeton University Press, 1943. (Reprinted 1969, Greenwood)

Brown, David, HMS Illustrious Pt. 2, Warships in Profile No. 11. Profile Publications Ltd., 1971. (see also Lyon)

, HMS Eagle , Warships in Profile No. 35. Profile Publications Ltd., 1973. (see also Lyon)
Brown, David K., RCNC, Conway's History of the Ship: The Eclipse of the Big Gun: The Warship 1906-45. Naval Institute Press, 1992.

Burt, R. A., British Battleships of World War One. Naval Institute Press,1986.

Chant, Chistopher, Naval Forces of the World. Chartwell Books, 1984.

, Sea Forces of the World. Crescent Books, 1990.
Chesneau, Roger, The World's Aircraft Carriers 1914-1945, Warships Illustrated No. 8. Arms and Armour Press, 1986.
, Aircraft Carriers of the World, 1914 to the Present. Naval Institute Press, 1995.
Cairis, Nicholas T, Great Passenger Liners of the World Since 1893, Revised Edition. Bonanza, 1979.

Cracknell, Commander W H, USN, USS Hornet (CV-8): Aircraft Carrier, Warships in Profile No. 3. Profile Publications Ltd.,1971.

, USS Enterprise (CVAN-65): Nuclear Attack Carrier, Warships in Profile No. 15. Profile Publications Ltd.,1971.
Cressman, Robert, That Gallant Ship: U.S.S. Yorktown (CV-5). Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., 1985.

Dull, Paul S., A Battle History of the Imperial Japanese Navy (1941-1945). Naval Institute Press, 1978.

Enright, Captain Joseph F., USN, with James W. Ryan, Shinano!: The Sinking of Japan's Secret Supership. St. Martin's Press, 1987.

Ewing, Steve, USS Enterprise (CV-6): The Most Decorated Ship of World War II: A Pictorial History. Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., 1982.

, The "Lady Lex" and the "Blue Ghost": A Pictorial History of the USS Lexingtons CV-2 and CV-16. Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., 1983.
Faltum, Andrew, The Essex Class Aircraft Carriers. Nautical & Aviation Publishing, 1996.

'The Floating Drydock' (Publishers), United States Navy Camouflage of the WW2 Era. 1976.

, United States Navy Camouflage of the WW2 Era, Vol 2: Fleet Carriers. 1997.
Francillion, Rene, Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club: U.S. Carrier Operations off Vietnam. Naval Institute Press, 1988.

Friedman, Norman, Battleships: Design and Development, 1905-1945. Mayflower Books, 1978.

, Carrier Air Power. The Rutledge Press, 1981.
, British Carrier Aviation: The Evolution of the Ships and Their Aircraft. Naval Institute Press, 1988.
(ed.), U.S. Army-Navy Journal Of Recognition, September 1943 - February 1944, Numbers 1-6 [Reprint of WWII Restricted magazine]. Naval Institute Press, 1990.

, Conway's History of the Ship: Navies in the Nuclear Age. Naval Institute Press, 1993.

, U.S. Naval Weapons: Every Gun, Missile, Mine and Torpedo Used by the U.S. Navy From 1883 to the Present Day. Naval Institute Press, 1982.

, U.S. Aircraft Carriers: An Illustrated Design History. Naval Institute Press, 1983.

Gardiner, Robert (ed.), Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships, 1860-1905. Conway Maritime Press, 1979.
, Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships, 1906-1921. Conway Maritime Press, 1985.

, Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships, 1922-1946. Conway Maritime Press, 1980. (US publication and distribution by Naval Institute Press)

, Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships, 1947-1982. Conway Maritime Press, 1983.

, Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships, 1947-1995. Conway Maritime Press, 1995. (US publication and distribution by Naval Institute Press)

Gibbons, Tony, The Complete Encyclopedia of Battleships: A Technical Directory of CapitalShips From 1860 to the Present Day. New York: Crescent Books; distributed by Crown, 1983.

Goldstein, Donald M., Katherine V. Dillon and Michael Wenger, The Way It Was: Pearl Harbor, The Original Photographs. Brassey's (US), 1991.

Green, William, Warplanes of the Third Reich. Doubleday Books, 1970. (Galahad Books reprint, 1986)

Greger, Rene, The Russian Fleet 1914-1917. Ian Allan, 1972.

Gröner, Erich, Die Deutschen Kriegsschiffe 1815-1945, 2 volumes. J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1968. (revised & expanded by Dieter Jung and Martin Maass),

, German Warships 1815-1945, Vol. I: Major Surface Vessels, 1990, Vol 2, U-Boats and Mine Warfare Vessels.

, Die Schiffe Der Deutschen Kriegsmarine und Luftwaffe 1939-45: Und Ihr Verbleib. J.F. Lehmanns, 1954.

Hallion, Richard P., The Naval Air War in Korea. Nautical & Aviation Press, 1986.

Halpern, Paul G., The Naval War in the Mediterranean, 1914-1918. Naval Institute Press, 1987.

Hammel, Eric, Guadalcanal: The Carrier Battles. Crown Publishers, 1987.

Hezlet, Sir Arthur R., Aircraft and Sea Power. P. Davies, 1970.

Hobbs, CDR David, MBE RN, Aircraft Carriers of the Royal and Commonwealth Navies. Greenhill Books, 1996.

Hoehling, A, The Lexington Goes Down: The Last Seven Hours of a Fighting Lady. Prentice-Hall, 1971.

Hovgaard, William. Modern History of Warships. Spoon & Chamberlain, 1920. (Reprinted 1971, Naval Institute Press)

Hoyt, Edwin P, The Men of the Gambier Bay. Paul S.Eriksson, Publisher, 1979.

Humble, Richard, Aircraft Carriers: The Illustrated History. Chartwell Books, 1982.

, United States Fleet Carriers of World War II 'In Action'. Blanford Press, 1984.
Ireland, Bernard, Warships Of The World: Major Classes. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1976.
, The Aircraft Carrier: An Illustrated History. Chartwell Books, 1979.
Jenkins, Commander C A , OBE, RN, HMS Furious/Aircraft Carrier 1917-1948; Part 1: The First Eight Years, Warship Profile No 23. Profile Publications Ltd., 1972.
, HMS Furious/Aircraft Carrier 1917-1948; Part 2: 1925-1948, Warship Profile No 23. Profile Publications Ltd., 1972.
Jentschura, HansGeorg, Dieter Jung, and Peter Mickel, Die japanischen Kriegsschiffe 1869-1945. J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1970.
, Warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy 1869-1945. Naval Institute Press, 1977.
Jordan, John, The New Illustrated Guide to the Modern US Navy. Smithmark, 1992.
, Soviet Warships: The Soviet Surface Fleet 1960 to the Present. Naval Institute Press, 1983.
Kemp, Paul, The Russian Convoys 1941-45, Warships Illustrated #9. Arms & Armor Press, 1987.
, Malta Convoys 1940-43, Warships Illustrated #14, Arms & Armor Press, 1988.
Kilduff, Peter, US Carriers at War, Second revised edition. Naval Institute Press, 1997.

Kinzey, Bert, USS Lexington in Detail and Scale, Detail & Scale Vol. 29. TAB Books, 1989.

, USS America in Detail and Scale, Detail & Scale Vol. 34. TAB Books, 1988.

, USS Forrestal in Detail and Scale, Detail & Scale Vol. 36. TAB Books, 1990.

, USS Enterprise in Detail and Scale, Detail & Scale Vol. 39, TAB Books, 1991.

, USS John F. Kennedy in Detail and Scale, Detail & Scale Vol. 42. TAB Books, 1993.
Kludas, Arnold, Great Passenger Ships of the World, Volume 1, 1858-1912. Patrick Stephens, Ltd., 1975.

Lautenschlager, Karl, USS Mississippi (BB23): Greek Kilkis: Warship Profile #39. Profile Publications, 1973.

Lawson, Robert W. (ed.), The History of US Naval Airpower. The Military Press, 1985.

Layman, R. D., Before the Aircraft Carrier: The Development of Aviation Vessels 1849-1922. Naval Institute Press, 1989.

, To Ascend From a Floating Base: Shipboard Aeronautics and Aviation, 1783-1914. Fairleigh Dickinson University. Press, 1979.
Lenton, Henry T., American Battleships, Carriers and Cruisers: Navies of the Second World War Series. Doubleday, 1968.

Lenton, Henry T. & J.J. Colledge, [British & Commonwealth] Warships of World War II, 2nd edition. Ian Allan, 1973.

Lyon, D J, Lt. RNR, MA, HMS Illustrious Pt.1, Warships in Profile No. 10. Profile Publications Ltd., 1971. (see also Brown)

Lyon, Hugh, The Encyclopedia of the World's Warships. Salamander books, 1978.

Marine Nationale, Marine Nationale. 1969. (French Navy pamphlet)

Masson, Henri Le, The French Navy Vols. I and II: Navies of the Second World War Series. Doubleday, 1969.

Melhorn, Charles M., Two Block Fox: The Rise of the Aircraft Carrier, 1911-1929. Naval Institute Press, 1974.

Messimer, Dwight R., Pawns of War: The Loss of the USS Langley and the USS Pecos. Naval Institute Press, 1983.

Miller, David, The World's Navies: An illustrated review of the navies of the world. Crescent Books, 1992.

Miller, David & Miller, Chris, Modern Naval Combat. Crescent books, 1986.

Miller, Edward S., War Plan Orange: The U.S. Strategy to Defeat Japan, 1897-1945. Naval Institute Press, 1991.

Miller, Nathan, The Naval Air War, 1939-1945. Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co.,1991.

Moore, Capt. John E., RN, Warships of the Royal Navy. Naval Institute Press, 1979.

Morison, Samuel L and Rowe, John S., Warships of the US Navy. Jane's Publishing Co., 1983.

Musicant, Ivan, U.S. Armored Cruisers: A Design and Operational History. Naval Institute Press, 1985.

Naval Historical Center, Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, 9 vols. US Government Printing Office, 1959-1991.

Nowarra, Heinz J., German Helicopters 1928-1945. Schiffer Military History, 1990.

Pargeter, C.J., 'Hipper' Class Heavy Cruisers. Ian Allen, 1982.

Pavlov, A.S., Warships of the USSR and Russia, 1945-1995. Naval Institute Press, 1997.

Pawlowski, Gareth L., Flat-tops and Fledglings: A History of American Aircraft Carriers. Castle Books, 1971.

Piekalkiewicz, Janusz, Sea War 1939-1945. Blandford Press, 1987.

Polmar, Norman, Aircraft Carriers. Doubleday & Co., 1969.

, The US Navy Today, from Warships Illustrated No 2. Arms & Armour Press, 1985.
Poolman, Kenneth, Escort Carriers of World War II : Warships fotofax volume. Arms & Armour Press, 1989.
, Allied Escort Carriers of World War II: in Action. Naval Institute Press, 1988.

, Aircraft Carriers. Grosset & Dunlap, 1979.

(ed.), Fighting Ships of the World. Exeter Books, 1980.

Raven, Alan, Warship Design Histories: Fletcher-Class Destroyers. Naval institute Press, 1986.
, Warship Design Histories: Essex-Class Carriers. Naval institute Press , 1988.
Reilly, John C., Jr, United States Navy Destroyers of World War II: in Action. Blandford Press, 1983.

Reilly, John C., & Scheina, Robert L., American Battleships, 1886-1923: Predreadnought Design and Construction. Naval Institute Press, 1980.

Reynolds, Clark G., The Fighting Lady; The New Yorktown in the Pacific War. Pictorial Histories Publishing, 1986.

, The Fast Carriers: The Forging of an Air Navy. McGraw-Hill, 1968. (and 2 subsequent editions)
Roberts, John, Anatomy of the Ship: The Aircraft Carrier Intrepid. Naval institute Press, 1982.

Ross, Al, Anatomy of the Ship: The Aircraft Carrier Gambier Bay. Naval institute Press, 1993.

Rohwer, Jčrgen, War at Sea 1939-1945. Naval Institute Press, 1996.

Russell, James C. & William E. Moore, The United States Navy in the World War: Official Pictures. Pictorial Bureau, 1921.

Schmalenbach, Paul, German Raiders. Naval Institute Press, 1977.

Scutts, Jerry, Fletcher DDs in Action, Warships in Action No 8, Squadron/Signal Publications, 1995.

Scheina, Robert L., U.S. Coast Guard Cutters & Craft, 1946-1990. Naval Institute Press, 1990.

, U.S. Coast Guard Cutters & Craft of World War II. Naval Institute Press, 1982.
Self, Chuck, The USS Hornet CV-12 - CVA-12 - CVS12. The Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet Foundation, Inc., 1995.

Showell, Jak P. Mallmann, The German Navy In World War Two. Naval Institute Press, 1979.

Silverstone, Paul H., U.S. Warships of World War I. Doubleday, 1970.

, U.S. Warships of World War II, 1965. (Reprinted 1989, Naval Institute Press)

, US Warships Since1945. Naval Institute Press, 1987.

, US Navy 1945 to the Present. Arms and Armour Press, 1991.

Skwiot, Miroslaw & Adam Jarski, Akagi, Mongrafie Morskie No. 2. AJ Press, 1994.

Skwiot, Miroslaw, Shokaku/Zuikaku, Mongrafie Morskie No. 3. AJ Press, 1994.

Smith, Peter C., The History of Dive Bombing. Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co., 1982.

Sowinski, Larry, Action in the Pacific: As seen by Us Navy Photographers during World War 2. Naval institute Press, 1981.

Standard Oil Company (New Jersey) (Publishers), Ships of the Esso Fleet in World War II. 1946.

Stafford, Edward P. The Big E: The Story of the USS Enterprise. Random House, 1962.

Stillwell, Paul, Air Raid: Pearl Harbor! : Recollections of a Day of Infamy. Naval Institute Press, 1981.

Stern, Robert C., The Lexington Class Carriers. Naval institute Press, 1993.

, US Navy 1942-43, Warships fotofax. Arms and Armour Press, 1990.
Sturtivant, Ray, Fleet Air Arm 1920-1939, Vintage Aviation fotofax. Arms and Armour Press, 1990.
, British Naval Aviation, The Fleet Air Arm, 1917-1990. Naval institute Press, 1990.
Sumrall, Robert F., USS Intrepid (CV 11) Warships Data No. 4. The Floating Drydock, & Pictorial Histories Publishing Co, 1989.

Terzibaschitsch, Stefan, Aircraft Carriers of the U.S. Navy, 2nd Edition. Naval Institute Press, 1989.

, Escort Carriers and Aviation Support Ships of the US Navy. Conway Maritime Press, 1981.
Tillman, Barrett, Avenger at War. Scribner, 1980.
, Corsair: The F4U in World War II and Korea. Naval Institute Press, 1979.

, The Dauntless Dive Bomber of World War Two. Naval Institute Press, 1976

, Hellcat: The F6F in World War II. Naval Institute Press, 1979.

, MIG Master: The Story of the F-8 Crusader. Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co.,1980.

, The Wildcat in WWII. Nautical & Aviation Publishing Co., 1983.

Ufficio Storico Della Marina (publishers), Le Navi di Linea italiane. 1962.

United States Navy, United States Naval Aviation, 1910-1980. 3d ed. Government Printing Office, 1981.

United States Strategic Bombing Survey, The Campaigns of the Pacific War. Government Printing Office, 1946.

Vaeth, J. Gordon, Blimps and U-boats: U.S. Navy Airships in the Battle of the Atlantic. Naval Institute Press, 1992

Vego, Milan, The Soviet Navy Today, Warships Illustrated #6. Arms & Armour Press, 1986.

Villar, CAPT Roger, DSC, RN Merchant Ships at War: The Falklands Experience. Conway Maritime Press/Naval Institute Press, 1984.

Watton, Ross, Anatomy of the Ship: The Aircraft Carrier Victorious. Naval Institute Press, 1991

Whitley, M J, German Capital Ships of World War Two. Arms and Armour Press, 1989.

Wildenburg, Thomas, Gray Steel and Black Oil: Fast Tankers and Replenishment at Sea in the U.S. Navy, 1912-1992. Naval Institute Press, 1996.

Wilson, George C., Super Carrier. Macmillan, 1986.

Winton, John [pseud.], Air Power at Sea, 1939-45. Crowell, 1977.

, Air Power At Sea: 1945 to Today. Carrol & Graf, 1987.
Wooldridge, E.T. (ed.), Into The Jet Age: Conflict and Change in Naval Aviation, 1945-1975. Naval Institute Press, 1995.
, Carrier Warfare in the Pacific: An Oral history Collection. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995.
Y'Blood, William T., Red Sun Setting: The battle of the Philippine Sea. Naval Institute Press, 1981.
, Hunter-Killer U.S. Escort Carriers in the Battle of the Atlantic. Naval Institute Press, 1983

, The Little Giants: U.S. Escort Carriers Against Japan. Naval Institute Press, 1987.

Annuals & Pseudo-Annuals:

Brassey's Naval Annual / Brassey's Annual / Brassey's Defence Annual, various years.

Combat Fleets of the World / Flottes de Combat, various years.

Jane's All the World's Warships/Jane's Fighting Ships, various years.

Ships & Aircraft of the US Fleet, various years.

Weyer's Warships of the World (Weyer's Kriegsschiffe der Taschenflotten), various years.

Magazines and Periodicals

Aviation Week and Space Technology

The Hook

Marine Rundschau

Naval Forces Magazine

Naval Aviation News

Naval Engineers Journal

Naval History

Naval War College Review, formerly Information Service for Officers

Sea Classics

Sea Combat

Sea Power, formerly Now Hear This, and Navy -The Magazine of Sea Power

Ships of the World/Maru Special

Ships Monthly

US Naval Institute Proceedings

Warship Annual

Warship International

Warship Quarterly

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