Machinist's Mate Fireman Diane Allen cleanS a stateroom aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).
SAN DIEGO (Oct. 13, 2010) Machinist's Mate Fireman Diane Allen cleanS a stateroom aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is less than one week away from its Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) assessment, and all hands are working together in preparation for the final test. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adrian T. White) File# 101013-N-2953W-696
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.