Aircraft carriers were a type of vehicle used by the navies of Earth in the 20th and 21st centuries.
In 2051, aircraft carriers were phased out due to a increase in popularity of manned bombers and ballistic missiles. (DS9 reference: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual)
Aircraft carriers of the Earth Navy possessed crew complements of upwards of five thousand people. They also had their own air wings. (DS9 novelization: Trials and Tribble-ations)
Harry Morrow compared the Klingon mobile battle bases to aircraft carriers on Earth. (TOS - Mere Anarchy eBook: The Blood-Dimmed Tide)
Named aircraft carriersEdit