Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) man the rails as the ship enters Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
PEARL HARBOR (Nov. 15, 2015) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) man the rails as the ship enters Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Theodore Roosevelt is operating in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations as part of a worldwide deployment en route to its new homeport in San Diego to complete a three-carrier homeport shift. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chad M. Trudeau) File# 151115-N-NV908-065
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.