A starboard beam view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) underway near Hawaii with its battle group. Left to right: USS TEXAS (CGN 39), USS WORDEN (CG 18), USS HEWITT (DD 966), USS BARBEY (FF 1088), USS COOK (FF 1083), and USS SIDES (FFG 14) to be commissioned on April 14, 1985
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Country: Pacific Ocean (POC)
Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Donald Knecht
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.