Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Astro C. Bren reweaves the number three arresting gear engine aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65).
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 15, 2010) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Astro C. Bren reweaves the number three arresting gear engine aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is underway conducting tailored ship's training availability and is making preparations for its 21st deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jared M. King) File# 100815-N-0569K-016
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.