|Quoting Max Q (Reply 7):|
So, as far as anyone knows there were no USN Carriers with Island's on the left ?
Correct. While Langley
-1) did not have an island as she was originally completed, by the time World War II
rolled around, she had been converted to a seaplane tender and redesignated AV
-3. Similarly, when Ranger
-4) was originally designed, she was to be a flush-deck carrier, but an island was added during the construction phase on the starboard side. Similarly the post-War USS United States
(CVA-58) was to be flush-decked, but as we all know, United States
never made it to commissioning. As StealthZ stated, and to the best of my knowledge, the only two aircraft carriers actually completed with port-side islands were Akagi
South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.