Electronics Technician 3rd Class Nicholas Klistoff, from Seattle, works on the Direct to Sailor central control unit to ensure proper reception of satellite signals.
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Apr. 04, 2009) Electronics Technician 3rd Class Nicholas Klistoff, from Seattle, works on the Direct to Sailor central control unit to ensure proper reception of satellite signals in the shipboard information, training and entertainment television control space aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis is on a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dmitry Chepusov/ Released) File# 090404-N-9610C-020
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.