Officially they called these floating airfields CVE's....but among the boys in blue they were better known as "Baby Flattops."
You know now days many types of ships are perserved as memorialized museum's...or convention centers on the water....but of all the 122 of these "Baby Flattops"...none are afloat in any shape or fashion.
Actually the're purpose was to help out with providing a mid ocean air umbrela for the many merchant convoys that was going back and forth from point A to point B in the Atlantic waters. Now I don't know if you know this or not....but many of these CVE's were merchant ships themselves....at least that is how they started out....then some were pulled from the group and converted to the "Flattops."
So....here is some of there history....some you may alread know....some you may not. If I stirred up some interest for you to let your eyeballs dance over a few words....you can click on this link to get to the article
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