Army & Navy - Battle Carriers

Now that the aircraft carrier has replaced the battlewagon as the Navy's capital ship, the carrier is beginning to grow. The Navy announced that somewhere between the drafting tables and the shipways are three new carriers which will be the biggest in naval history. Some time before year's end, the keels of two will go down; construction of the third will start early in 1944.

Biggest carrier now afloat is the 33,000-ton U.S.S. Saratoga, originally laid down as a battle cruiser. The new class (CVB), proudly announced by Secretary Frank Knox last week,...

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