The fifth USS Saratoga (CV-3) was the second aircraft carrier of the United States Navy. She was commissioned one month earlier than her sister and class leader, USS Lexington (CV-2) which is the third actually commissioned after USS Langley and Saratoga. As Saratoga was visually identical to her sister Lexington, her funnel was painted with a large black vertical stripe to assist pilots in recognizing her.
Six United States Navy ships have borne the name Saratoga, after the important Battle of Saratoga in the American Revolutionary War.
USS Saratoga (CV-60), formerly CVB-60 and CVA-60, is the sixth ship of the United States Navy to be named for the American Revolutionary War Battle of Saratoga, was a Forrestal-class supercarrier.