SOme of the carriers from the beginning of the war survived, well namely the enterprise. IIRC the kamikaze attacks only claimed one major carrier the hornet. It was a time of desperation for the empire, it was just as yamamoto predicted, the sleeping giant had awoken. Funny how the british had steel flight decks on thier carriers, but still had wooden decks on the battleships, HMS hood was destroyed in one shot from bismark. The japanese had the most powerful battleship in the world yamato, and it never did participate in a series action, and was destroyed by american airpower. It was the true death knell for the battleship.