Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Jonathon Beck works on a door handle aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jun. 05, 2010) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Jonathon Beck works on a door handle aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David R Finley Jr.) File# 100605-N-2798F-029
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.