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Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) man the rails as the ship transits San Diego Bay after returning from a scheduled five-month deployment.

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) man the rails as the ship transits San Diego Bay after returning from a scheduled five-month deployment.

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SAN DIEGO (Jun. 16, 2009) Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) man the rails as the ship transits San Diego Bay after returning from a scheduled five-month deployment. Preble is part of the USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group and operated in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Damien Horvath) File# 090616-N-4021H-008

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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16/06/2009 - 16/06/2009
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