The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits the Atlantic Ocean as two F/A-18 Hornets perform a fly-by during flight operations.
ATLANTIC OCEAN (May. 07, 2009) The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits the Atlantic Ocean as two F/A-18 Hornets perform a fly-by during flight operations. Harry S. Truman is underway conducting Tailored Ships Training Availability and Final Evaluation Phase. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin M. Smelley) File# 090507-N-2858S-014
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.