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The aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) is greeted by the crew of the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS MERCY (T-AH-19) during Operation Desert Shield

The aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) is greeted by the crew of the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS MERCY (T-AH-19) during Operation Desert Shield

 
 
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Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD

Base: Usns Mercy(T-AH 19)

Scene Camera Operator: Unknown

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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01/04/1992
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