A Sailor assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt gets a big hug from his love one.
Norfolk, Va. (Mar. 11, 2006) A Sailor assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt gets a big hug from his love one. Roosevelt and Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8) are returning from a deployment in support of maritime security operations and the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Steven King File# 060311-N-0194K-002
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.