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A Strike Fighter Squadron 132 (VFA-132) F/A-18A Hornet aircraft is displayed on the pier prior to the decommissioning ceremony for the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CV-43). The Coral Sea is being decommissioned after nearly 43 years of service

A Strike Fighter Squadron 132 (VFA-132) F/A-18A Hornet aircraft is displayed on the pier prior to the decommissioning ceremony for the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CV-43). The Coral Sea is being decommissioned after nearly 43 years of service

 
 
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The original finding aid described this photograph as:

Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk

State: Virginia (VA)

Country: United States Of America (USA)

Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Mark Kettenhoffen

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.

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30/04/1990
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