Lt. Cmdr. William Holiman, a chaplain aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), leads the opening prayer for Sunday worship service.
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jun. 27, 2010) Lt. Cmdr. William Holiman, a chaplain aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), leads the opening prayer for Sunday worship service. The command religious ministry department provides weekly worship services for Sailors and Marines as well as bible study, choir rehearsals and operates the ships library. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kilho Park) File# 100627-N-6003P-009
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.