An air-to-air right side view of six Strike Fighter Squadron 136 (VFA-136) F/A-18C Hornet aircraft in a delta formation. VFA-136 is embarked aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73)
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
State: Florida (FL)
Country: United States Of America (USA)
Scene Camera Operator: CMDR. John Leenhouts
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.