Sailors fight a simulated fire during a general quarters (GQ) drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).
ATLANTIC OCEAN. (Jun. 28, 2015) Aviation Electronics Technicians 2nd Class A. J. Demoulpiedracine and J. M. Plantenga along with Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class B. J. Ohannesian fight a simulated fire during a general quarters (GQ) drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). GQ drills prepare Sailors to be at the highest state of readiness in the event of an emergency. Harry S. Truman is underway conducting final evaluation problem, which demonstrates the ship's ability to survive complex casualty control situations under dynamic conditions; to conduct simultaneous support functions and combat missions as well as the capability to deploy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class A. A. Cruz) File# 150628-N-QH848-024
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.