An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) 26 transports ammunition from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)
ATLANTIC OCEAN (May. 19, 2009) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Chargers" of Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) 26 transports ammunition from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) to the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8). Roosevelt is off-loading ammunition in preparation for refueling and complex overhaul. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Andrew Skipworth) File# 090519-N-2562S-005
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.