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Sailors manning the rails on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) stand at parade rest before rendering hand salutes as the ship passes the USS Arizona Memorial.

Sailors manning the rails on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) stand at parade rest before rendering hand salutes as the ship passes the USS Arizona Memorial.

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PEARL HARBOR (May. 28, 2009) Sailors manning the rails on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) stand at parade rest before rendering hand salutes as the ship passes the USS Arizona Memorial while transiting Pearl Harbor. John C. Stennis is in Hawaii as part of a scheduled port visit during a six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Steckler) File# 090528-N-7780S-155

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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28/05/2009 - 28/05/2009
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