A port quarter view of the aircraft carrier CORAL SEA (CV-43) moored at the Baltimore Fairfield Terminal for scrapping by the Seawitch Marine Salvage Company. Large portions of the armored flight deck have already been removed exposing the interior of the hangar bay
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
State: Maryland (MD)
Country: United States Of America (USA)
Scene Camera Operator: Marty N. Goppert
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.