Aviation Electrician's Mate Amy Cruz jumps rope in the hanger bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).
Persian Gulf (Dec. 02, 2004) Aviation Electrician's Mate Amy Cruz jumps rope in the hanger bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman's Carrier Strike Group Ten (CSG-10) and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) are currently on a scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers' Mate 3rd Class Darin R Conway File# 041202-N-3644C-002
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.