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Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Tom Long, throttleman, operates controls while CMDR. Harry Elam, chief engineering officer, speaks with LT. j.g. Gail Zeisser, engineering officer of the watch, aboard the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16). The LEXINGTON is the Navy's oldest commissioned carrier

Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Tom Long, throttleman, operates controls while CMDR. Harry Elam, chief engineering officer, speaks with LT. j.g. Gail Zeisser, engineering officer of the watch, aboard the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16). The LEXINGTON is the Navy's oldest commissioned carrier

 
 
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Scene Camera Operator: Jim Bryant

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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.

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01/05/1989
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