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Chaplain, Cmdr. Michael L. Schutz performs a baptism on the flight deck of the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

Chaplain, Cmdr. Michael L. Schutz performs a baptism on the flight deck of the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

 
 
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Yokosuka, Japan (Dec. 19, 2004) Chaplain, Cmdr. Michael L. Schutz performs a baptism on the flight deck of the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), using the time-honored tradition of the ships bell. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate Airman Raul Quinones File# 041219-N-1485Q-001

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.

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19/12/2004 - 19/12/2004
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Yokosuka, Japan
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