Sailors carry an 80-pound dummy in a stretcher during a damage control Olympics exercise aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Dec. 10, 2012) Sailors carry an 80-pound dummy in a stretcher during a damage control Olympics exercise aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is in the last year of a refueling complex overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Rooney) File# 121210-N-RT381-031
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.