SH-3 lands aboard USS Milius
At sea aboard USS Milius With the flight deck crew standing by, an SH-3 Sea King from Helicopter Support Squadron One One (HC-11) prepares to land aboard the guided missile destoryer. Milius is part of the USS Constellation (CV 64) Battle Group, which is conducting operations in support of a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) prior to its regularly scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo. File# 021025-N-8629M-001
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.