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Starboard side view of the combat stores ship USS WHITE PLAINS (AFS-4) steaming alongside the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) in preparation for a vertical replenishment in the Gulf of Oman while both ships were operating in support of Operation Southern Watch

Starboard side view of the combat stores ship USS WHITE PLAINS (AFS-4) steaming alongside the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) in preparation for a vertical replenishment in the Gulf of Oman while both ships were operating in support of Operation Southern Watch

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Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH

Country: Arabian Sea

Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Russell Cramer

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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10/03/1999
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