060810-N-8591H-113 (Aug. 10, 2006)US Navy (USN) Sailors from the USN Aircraft Carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63), sit and relax while waiting for their food at a local eatery while on liberty in Perth, Australia. The KITTY HAWK is currently operating in the 7th Fleet's area of responsibility, demonstrating power projection and sea control as the US Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST Third Class Jarod Hodge (RELEASED)
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Country: Australia (AUS)
Scene Camera Operator: MC3 Jarod Hodge, USN
Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files
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.