Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Jessica Rocha communicates on a sound powered telephone in flight deck control aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 10, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Jessica Rocha communicates on a sound powered telephone and moves an aircraft template on a map of the flight deck in flight deck control aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is underway conducting flight deck certifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ashley Van Dien) File# 091210-N-0808V-031
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.