Luke Ward, a US Navy (USN) child plays football during a steel beach picnic on the flight deck of the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) during a Tiger Cruise in the Pacific Ocean. Tiger Cruise is provided for family members and friends of the crew to give them an opportunity to experience life at sea for a week
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The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Base: USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)
Scene Camera Operator: MCSN Geoffrey Lewis, USN
Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files
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.