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ailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) man the rails as the ship transits Turning Basin toward its new homeport of Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego.

ailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) man the rails as the ship transits Turning Basin toward its new homeport of Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego.

 
 
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SAN DIEGO (Apr. 12, 2010) Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) man the rails as the ship transits Turning Basin toward its new homeport of Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing 17 conducted humanitarian and disaster relief operations in Haiti during Operation Unified Response and held partnership exercises with seven Latin American countries as part of Southern Seas 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Stephen G. Hale) File# 100412-N-5049H-306

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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12/04/2010 - 12/04/2010
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