Sailors man a fire hose during an aqueous film-forming foam drill in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).
ATLANTIC OCEAN (May. 23, 2015) Sailors man a fire hose during an aqueous film-forming foam drill in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is conducting sea trials, an at-sea shipboard testing of systems an equipment, following a successful condensed incremental maintenance period. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class T. N. Fulgham) File# 150523-N-QG393-035
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.