Damage Controlman Fireman Miranda Barnes, from Spencerville, Ohio, gives a presentation to elementary school students.
SAN DIEGO (Feb. 28, 2014) Damage Controlman Fireman Miranda Barnes, from Spencerville, Ohio, gives a presentation to elementary school students during an Association of Naval Services Officers-sponsored tour of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is moored at homeport at Naval Base Coronado. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Estes) File# 140228-N-BQ948-133
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.