U.S. Aircraft Carriers | 5 Things You Don't Know About

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Newly hosted by Benari Poulten, a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. In this episode, we reveal five intriguing facts about U.S. aircraft carriers.

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  1. Ollie040860
    Ollie040860 Oct 22, 2015

    Carl Vinson (CVN-70)

  2. 34362807
    34362807 Oct 22, 2015

    first carrier named after a person: Franklin named for Ben Franklin

  3. WildSnide_USMC53D
    WildSnide_USMC53D Oct 22, 2015

    The Fist langley, after Sammuel Langley

  4. 34439028
    34439028 Oct 22, 2015

    @34362801 Not true. The very first, USS Langleywas named after Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834-1906)

  5. 20151283
    20151283 Oct 22, 2015


  6. 34439608
    34439608 Oct 22, 2015

    CVB42 USS Franklin D. Rosevelt was first carrier named for a person.

  7. 34440663
    34440663 Oct 23, 2015

    HAHAHA Y'all are forgetting CV-67 John F Kennedy

  8. 34440663
    34440663 Oct 23, 2015

    However the correct answer is CV-31 Bon Homme Richard named for Benjamin Franklin But others will say CVB-42 Franklin D. Roosevelt is the correct answer.

  9. 31266359
    31266359 Oct 23, 2015

    Could you actually tell us 5 things we don't know...or would you go to jail for that...

  10. 34442438
    34442438 Oct 23, 2015

    The George Washington Parke Custis was a Union Army barge meant to carry the US Army manned balloons. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_George_Washington_Parke_Custis_(1861)

  11. MustangLCDR1
    MustangLCDR1 Oct 24, 2015

    OK, but for training flat tops, which weren't carriers but practice decks in the Great Lakes..knew all this. AND why oh why, is an ARMY reservist in a sad black t-shirt the one to present this video ? Navy Professionalism should still count...I'm almost afraid to watch the video on the 5 things I don't know about the US Navy... LCDR (Aviation Maint) ret.

  12. 27563208
    27563208 Oct 24, 2015

    And then there are those that will go with the Essex, which was also resurrected.

  13. 27209306
    27209306 Oct 24, 2015

    The first Aircraft Carrier was the U>S.S.Franklin Delano Roosevelt CVB 42.a Midway class Aircraft CSarrier.

  14. JessR39
    JessR39 Oct 24, 2015

    Sam Langley got the honor of first named CV ship, but I'll always be partial to my old bucket, the FDR CVA-42, "The Rosie".

  15. 17805305
    17805305 Oct 25, 2015

    uss wright

  16. 27209306
    27209306 Oct 25, 2015

    The first Aircraft Carrier To Be named after a U.S.President was The U.S.S.Franklin Delano Roosevelt CVB 42 a Midway Class Aircraft Carrier.

  17. 27209306
    27209306 Oct 25, 2015

    Benjamin Franklin was not a President he was the First Secretary of State.The first Bon Homme Richard was a vessel built in France and purchased by the U.S.Navy and named after Benjamin Franklins's book "Poor Richard's Alamac'

  18. 27209306
    27209306 Oct 25, 2015

    The Midway Class Aircraft Carriers when first commissioned were classified as CVB's "Carrier Victory Dattle.They were the first U.S. Aircraft Carriers to have a Armored Flight Deck.

  19. ecarfar
    ecarfar Oct 26, 2015

    The question was what was the first carrier named after a PERSON, not a president....so Langley wins. Coincidentally...it was also the first carrier period...

  20. BASavage
    BASavage Nov 26, 2015

    Here's a question. What famous people should we NOT name a carrier after? The answer to the last question is the Langley.

  21. flaggie
    flaggie Jun 15, 2016

    USS Langley (CV-1), named in honor of Samuel Pierpont Langley, an American astronomer, physicist, aeronautics pioneer and aircraft engineer.

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    35258827 Aug 12, 2016


  23. Gonahena
    Gonahena Dec 23, 2016

    I believe the USS Kennedy was the first carrier named after an individual.

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