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An aerial view of two ships that were washed ashore at the waterfront of an industrial area near Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia.

An aerial view of two ships that were washed ashore at the waterfront of an industrial area near Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia.

 
 
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Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia (Jan. 06, 2005) An aerial view of two ships that were washed ashore at the waterfront of an industrial area near Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. The USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand in support of Operation Unified Assistance. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate Airman Jordon R. Beesley File# 050106-N-4166B-313

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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06/01/2005 - 06/01/2005
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Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
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