Lt. Cmdr. R. J. Goff instructs members of deck department prior to boat davit operation aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Apr. 29, 2015) Lt. Cmdr. R. J. Goff instructs members of deck department prior to boat davit operation aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is undergoing a condensed incremental availability period at Norfolk Naval Shipyard while training and acquiring certifications required for its upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class E. Miller) File# 150429-N-MQ094-071
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.