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Mrs. Barbara Lehman, sponsor, breaks a champagne bottle on the bow of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) during the christening ceremony at Newport News Shipbuilding ceremony at Newport News Shipbuilding ceremony at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company. The guests on the platform include Secretary of the Navy John Lehman, Jr., center, and Senator John Warner (R-VA), left

Mrs. Barbara Lehman, sponsor, breaks a champagne bottle on the bow of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) during the christening ceremony at Newport News Shipbuilding ceremony at Newport News Shipbuilding ceremony at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company. The guests on the platform include Secretary of the Navy John Lehman, Jr., center, and Senator John Warner (R-VA), left

 
 
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Base: Newport News

State: Virginia (VA)

Country: United States Of America (USA)

Scene Camera Operator: Stu Gilman

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.

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27/10/1984
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