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An S-3 Viking is the last aircraft in history to launch from the flight deck of USS Constellation (CV 64)

An S-3 Viking is the last aircraft in history to launch from the flight deck of USS Constellation (CV 64)

 
 
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Pacific Ocean (Jun. 01, 2003) An S-3 Viking assigned to the Red Griffins of Sea Control Squadron Three Eight (VS-38) is the last aircraft in history to launch from the flight deck of USS Constellation (CV 64). Constellation and VS-38 are both scheduled for decommissioning later this year. Constellation is on its way home after participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom and completion of her 21st and final deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate Airman John P. Curtis. File# 030601-N-9712C-003

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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01/06/2003 - 01/06/2003
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