I don't mean 1v1, I mean conceptually: “an ultimate weapon”, one that is considered in isolation as being particularly potent. Sorry for the misunderstanding. :)
My favourite fact about warships is that the only class of ship able to withstand and survive a near nuclear blast with only the need for minor repairs and with the capacity for the crew to survive, is the battleship. Similarly, no battleship ever suffered serious harm from a kamikaze during WW2.
-And while they definitely weren't ultimate weapons in the end (being surpassed as everything will be), they were still more impervious than any other ship.
You're biased towards battleships. :) Battleship admiral eh? ;) Armored deck carriers (HMS Illustrious class) also shrugged off kamikazees in WWII.
A modern Super-carrier like the Nimitz class would have no problem (as much as I love the Iowas.)
I glance over at my shelf and models of USS North Carolina, DKM Deutschland, USS Washington, HMS King George V, HMS Rodney, HMS Iron Duke, HMS Hood, DKM Graf Zeppelin and USS Enterprise(CV-6) all sail proudly. (along with the destroyers Cambeltown, Cossack, Z-21 and Hotspur) (I do have Wisconsin and Iowa in the to-build stash along with members of every British, German and US BB class from WWII)
US Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Truman and Reagan got carriers. Jimmy Carter got a submarine. Sure Carter served on submarines but really… you never read in the news about a submarine being deployed nowhere like you do about carriers.
George H.W. Bush is next for a carrier. He served on carriers in WWII (there was a special issue of a model of his TBM Avenger, I want the markings for McKain's Skyhawk) Reagan served in the USAAF during WWII and the closest he came to the Navy was a movie about submariners called Hellcats of the Navy
. Though his movie about how to take on the Zero is a classic war training film.