Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Desmond Nelson uses a lathe to reshape and duplicate stanchion pins inside the Machine Shop.
Pacific Ocean (Aug. 10, 2005) Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Desmond Nelson uses a lathe to reshape and duplicate stanchion pins inside the Machine Shop aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). The Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group is participating in the 3rd annual Joint Air and Sea Exercise (JASEX) with the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps in the Western Pacific. JASEX focuses on integrated joint training proficiency in detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, and on land, in response to a range of mission areas. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Jimmy C. Pan File# 050810-N-3136P-013
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.