A port bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) underway off the starboard side of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67). The ships are operating with Carrier Battle Group Eight off the coast of Lebanon
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The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED)
Scene Camera Operator: Cwo4 W. M Welch
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.