Sailors assigned to G-2 Weapons Department rehearse for a burial at sea aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).
Pacific Ocean (Jun. 22, 2005) Sailors assigned to G-2 Weapons Department rehearse for a burial at sea aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is currently returning to her homeport after conducting readiness training in support of the Fleet Response Plan off the coast of Southern California. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Justin R. Blake File# 050622-N-5384B-062
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.