Aboard USS Costellation (CV 64), ordnance is staged in the �Bomb Farm,� prior to being loaded on the aircraft for flight operations
At sea aboard USS Constellation Ordnance is staged in the Bomb Farm, prior to being loaded on the aircraft for flight operations. Constellation is deployed in the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Charles E. Alvarado. File# 030220-N-1356A-007
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.