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A Powerful Force For Freedom is a series of art works celebrating and commemorating the United States Navy's most powerful and versatile weapons, its aircraft carriers. Each print is more than just a beautiful portrait; it is a stunningly detailed narrative and historical document.

The series was developed in the 1980s by the late P. Frank Freeman, an internationally-known commercial artist. Originally intended to be sold aboard ship, these prints were never released to the general public.

These remarkable aircraft carrier prints were designed in the early to mid 1980s, a time before desktop publishing and Adobe Photoshop.

Rather than being painted outright, they were created using innovative commercial graphic design techniques.

Read more about the artist and his process.


Click on an image to examine it in detail.

  • USS Midway CV-41
  • USS Coral Sea CV-43
  • USS Ranger CV-61
  • USS Kitty Hawk CV-63
  • USS Kitty Hawk CV-63
  • USS Constellation CV-64
  • USS Enterprise CVN-65
  • USS Carl Vinson CVN-70
  • USS Okinawa LPH-3
  • USS Tripoli LPH-10