Flight deck personnel tie down an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 01, 2008) Flight deck personnel tie down an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the "Bear Aces" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 124 to the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are underway on a scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder) File# 081001-N-7571S-008
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.