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The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) is underway behind the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) during a transit of the Strait of Bab el Mandeb.

The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) is underway behind the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) during a transit of the Strait of Bab el Mandeb.

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RED SEA (Jun. 21, 2011) The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) is underway behind the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) during a transit of the Strait of Bab el Mandeb in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brooks B. Patton Jr.) File# 110621-N-JL826-004

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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21/06/2011 - 21/06/2011
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