Machinist's Mate 2nd Class S. M. Simons stands the water control watch aboard aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sep. 02, 2015) Machinist's Mate 2nd Class S. M. Simons stands the water control watch aboard aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is underway for COMPTUEX, a series of training scenarios designed to certify Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group as a deployment-ready fighting force capable of completing operations in overseas theaters. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class A. A. Cruz) File# 150902-N-QH848-074
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.