An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the
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ARABIAN SEA (Mar. 31, 2009) An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 lands on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is underway on a scheduled deployment supporting the on-going rotation of foward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operate in international waters across the globe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse Dick) File# 090331-N-6107D-034
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.