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A Sailor assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) stands at parade rest as the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) departs Naval Air Station North Island.

A Sailor assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) stands at parade rest as the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) departs Naval Air Station North Island.

 
 
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CORONADO, Calif. (Aug. 21, 2008) A Sailor assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) stands at parade rest as the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) departs Naval Air Station North Island. George Washington will replace Kitty Hawk as the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier operating from Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alexia M. Riveracorrea) File# 080821-N-7029R-028

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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21/08/2008 - 21/08/2008
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CORONADO, Calif.
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