A right front view of an F-14 Tomcat aircraft immediately after landing aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). An A-7 Corsair II aircraft is to the left
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Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Cruz
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.