Sailors, Marines and guests watch aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, fly in formation over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).
PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 18, 2015) Sailors, Marines and guests watch aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, fly in formation over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) as part of an air power demonstration. Tiger cruises allow crew members to bring family and friends aboard to experience shipboard life. Theodore Roosevelt is operating in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations as part of a worldwide deployment en route to its new homeport in San Diego to complete a three-carrier homeport shift. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kris R. Lindstrom) File# 151118-N-GN619-380
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.