A group of F-18 Hornets, parked on the flight deck of the USS KITTY HAWK at Pier 8 in the Port of Pusan, Republic of Korea on Oct. 14, 1998. The aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK came to port for liberty leave and while in Korea had allowed the citizens to tour its decks. The KITTY HAWK originates from Yokosuka, Japan and is the oldest vessel in the US Navy today that is still in operation
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Subject Operation/Series: FOAL EAGLE '98KOREA CD
Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR)
Scene Camera Operator: SPC Christina Ann Horne
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.