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A bow view (from foreground) of the US Navy Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser (AEGIS), USS SHILOH (CG 67), the USN Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer, USS BENFOLD (DDG 65), and the USN Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer, USS SHOUP (DDG 86), Commander Destroyer Squadron 9 (CDS-9), as they are underway in column formation in the Pacific Ocean (POC) returning to Naval Base San Diego, California (CA), participating in a Tiger Cruise with the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72). In the extreme background is the Military Sealift Command (MSC) Fast Combat Support Ship, USNS RAINER (T-AOE 7)

A bow view (from foreground) of the US Navy Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser (AEGIS), USS SHILOH (CG 67), the USN Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer, USS BENFOLD (DDG 65), and the USN Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer, USS SHOUP (DDG 86), Commander Destroyer Squadron 9 (CDS-9), as they are underway in column formation in the Pacific Ocean (POC) returning to Naval Base San Diego, California (CA), participating in a Tiger Cruise with the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72). In the extreme background is the Military Sealift Command (MSC) Fast Combat Support Ship, USNS RAINER (T-AOE 7)

 
 
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Country: Pacific Ocean (POC)

Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Jordon R Beesley, 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.

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