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The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) pulls alongside the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194)

The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) pulls alongside the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194)

 
 
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Sep. 11, 2010) The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) pulls alongside the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194) for a replenishment at sea. George Washington, the Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, is underway helping to ensure security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles Oki) File# 100911-N-2013O-007

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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11/09/2010 - 11/09/2010
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