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The conventially powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) crash-and-salvage division rehearses pilot extraction procedures during flight deck drills.

The conventially powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) crash-and-salvage division rehearses pilot extraction procedures during flight deck drills.

 
 
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Yokosuka, Japan (Dec. 23, 2004) The conventially powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) crash-and-salvage division rehearses pilot extraction procedures during flight deck drills. The crash-and-salvage division serves as the ship's flight deck firefighting and rescue team. Currently in port, USS Kitty Hawk demonstrates power projection and sea control as the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, operating from Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Bo J. Flannigan File# 041223-N-5781F-089

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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23/12/2004 - 23/12/2004
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Yokosuka, Japan
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