Helicopters from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Two (HS-2) Golden Falcons depart USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) en route to Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia.
Indian Ocean (Jan. 03, 2005) Helicopters from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Two (HS-2) Golden Falcons depart USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) en route to Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. The helicopters are transporting supplies, bringing in disaster relief teams and supporting humanitarian airlifts to Tsunami-stricken coastal regions. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Apprentice Timothy C. Roache Jr. File# 050103-N-5837R-019
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.