Throughout 1942, there were a series of carrier battles between the US and the Japanese from the Coral Sea to Midway, to Santa Cruz. The US didn't have as many carriers in the Pacific theater as the Japanese, in 1942, and they lost a few through these battles. By the time of Guadalcanal, was there only one functional US carrier, the Enterprise? and what other carriers did we still have that were being repaired. I know the Lexington was sunk, the Yorktown was sunk, and Hornet was sunk. What was left besides Enterprise? Saratoga?