The idea to build a marvel like that was suggested by the US Navy’s Bureau of Ships as far back as in 1940. For American admirals, this was a dream: a carrier that would be robust as a battleship and have at least 120 aircraft on board. As a result, Midway was so much better than all other US Navy attack carriers, that it was distinguished as a new type — battlecarriers. Midway turned out to be a truly unsinkable ship.
Naval Legends is a series about the construction, service, and daring deeds of legendary 20th-century ships.
Series playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVmXzlhZvJVRRcfxJ_xabjXGGDvd4RBzd
Want more info? Check out the World of Warships website!