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Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman Jr., center, and an aide, left, talk with CDR Nicholas Stasko during Lehman's visit aboard the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63)

Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman Jr., center, and an aide, left, talk with CDR Nicholas Stasko during Lehman's visit aboard the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63)

 
 
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The original finding aid described this photograph as:

Base: Pearl Harbor

State: Hawaii (HI)

Country: United States Of America (USA)

Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Ray Buley

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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15/04/1981
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