An SH-60F Seahawk assigned to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Two (HS-2), hovers over the Pacific Ocean.
Pacific Ocean (Dec. 18, 2004) An SH-60F Seahawk assigned to the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Two (HS-2), hovers over the Pacific Ocean while performing Casting Operations. USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) are currently deployed to the Western Pacific Ocean on a scheduled deployment. Carrier Strike Group Nine (CSG-9) is the first to be used in the surge role in support of the Chief of Naval Operations Fleet Response Plan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Ronald A. Dallatorre File# 041218-N-9079D-119
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.