A U.S. Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26, prepares to deliver ammunition to the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71). The THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) is conducting a Vertical Replenishment with the Military Sealift Command Advanced Auxiliary Dry Cargo/ Ship USNS LEWIS AND CLARK (T-AKE 1) in the Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 15, 2006. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Zach Hernandez) (Released)
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC)
Scene Camera Operator: MCSN Zach Hernandez, USN
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.