Aviation Ordnanceman Airman George Robert operates a weapons elevator in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.
NORTH ATLANTIC (Sep. 21, 2018) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman George Robert operates a weapons elevator in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Currently operating in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations, Harry S. Truman will continue to foster cooperation with regional allies and partners, strengthen regional stability, and remain vigilant, agile and dynamic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Victoria Granado) File# 180921-N-MK318-0115
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.