An aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 approaches the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 30, 2017) An aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 approaches the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman has successfully completed a tailored shipboard test availability and final evaluation problem and is underway preparing for future operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Rebekah A. Watkins) File# 171030-N-UJ486-201
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.