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Command Chaplain Cmdr. Michael L. Schutz baptizes a young child on the flight deck of the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

Command Chaplain Cmdr. Michael L. Schutz baptizes a young child on the flight deck of the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

 
 
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Yokosuka, Japan (Dec. 19, 2004) Command Chaplain Cmdr. Michael L. Schutz baptizes a young child on the flight deck of the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). The parents of the young child chose to observe the time-honored naval tradition of baptizing their daughter using the ship's bell. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Raul Quinones File# 041219-N-9047Q-033

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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