060801-N-6363M-003 (Aug. 1, 2006)Onboard the US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74), USN CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Michael G. Mullen address Sailors on the current and future status of the Navy during an All Hands Call in the hangar bay, while in port at Naval Station Bermerton, Washington (WA). The admiral is in the Northwest Region to visit bases, meet Sailors and celebrate the Seattle, Washington (WA) Seafair 2006 Festivities. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Third Class Philip V. Morrill (RELEASED)
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Base: USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)
Scene Camera Operator: MC3 Philip V. Morrill, USN
Release Status: Released to Public
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Aircraft carriers are warships that act as airbases for carrier-based aircraft. In the United States Navy, these consist of ships commissioned with hull classification symbols CV (aircraft carrier), CVA (attack aircraft carrier), CVB (large aircraft carrier), CVL (light aircraft carrier), CVN (aircraft carrier (nuclear propulsion) and CVAN (attack aircraft carrier (nuclear propulsion). The first aircraft carrier commissioned into the United States Navy was USS Langley (CV-1) on 20 March 1922.