The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) color guard participate in the 82nd Annual Daffodil Parade in Puyallup, Wash.
PUYALLUP, Wash. (Apr. 11, 2015) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) color guard participate in the 82nd Annual Daffodil Parade in Puyallup, Wash. The Daffodil Floral Parade is an annual celebration of the community, history, traditions, and growth of its home in Pierce County. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jose L. Hernandez) File# 150411-N-KD696-225
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.