The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) gets underway in preparation for Hurricane Joaquin.
NORFOLK, Va. (Oct. 01, 2015) The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) gets underway in preparation for Hurricane Joaquin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse A. Hyatt) File# 151001-N-XJ695-340
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.