Ships assigned to Carrier Strike Group 10, the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) perform a break away maneuver.
ATLANTIC OCEAN (May. 07, 2009) Ships assigned to Carrier Strike Group 10, the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), the guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64), the Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Roald Amundsen (F-311), the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), and the guided-missile destroyers USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) and USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) perform a break away maneuver. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin M. Smelley) File# 090507-N-2858S-407
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.