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Sailors stand in formation during the commissioning ceremony of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72)

Sailors stand in formation during the commissioning ceremony of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72)

 
 
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The original finding aid described this photograph as:

Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk

State: Virginia (VA)

Country: United States Of America (USA)

Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Curtis Witham

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

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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11/11/1989
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