Ranking total number of aircraft carrier warships by country, from highest to lowest.
Aircraft Carriers remain the flagship of the most powerful navies of the world with the United States leading the way. As of 2021, Helicopter Carriers are no longer included in this total and are given their own listing elsewhere on this site.
Landlocked nations are NOT penalized for the lack of a standing naval force but those powers with clear access to oceans ARE penalized for lacking a carrier element. Aircraft carriers currently under construction are excluded.
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