An SH-60F assigned to the Light Helicopter Anti-Submarine Four Seven (HSL-47), takes off from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).
Pacific Ocean (Aug. 11, 2004) An SH-60F assigned to the Saberhawks of Light Helicopter Anti-Submarine Four Seven (HSL-47), takes off from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Helicopters are launched to monitor flight operations in case of an emergency. Lincoln and Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) are conducting training operations in preparation for its upcoming deployment next year. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate Airman Patrick Bonafede File# 040811-N-1229B-018
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.