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Quartermaster Seaman Erich Hoffman, from Cleveland, Ohio, plots the location of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), during a transit of the Strait of Magellan.

Quartermaster Seaman Erich Hoffman, from Cleveland, Ohio, plots the location of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), during a transit of the Strait of Magellan.

 
 
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STRAIT OF MAGELLAN (Mar. 14, 2010) Quartermaster Seaman Erich Hoffman, from Cleveland, Ohio, plots the location of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), during a transit of the Strait of Magellan on her way to the Pacific Ocean. Carl Vinson is supporting Southern Seas 2010, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation that provides U.S. and international forces the opportunity to operate in a multi-national environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Stephen G. Hale II) File# 100314-N-5049H-079

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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14/03/2010 - 14/03/2010
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