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The guided missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) prepares to pull alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) to conduct a replenishment at sea (RAS).

The guided missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) prepares to pull alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) to conduct a replenishment at sea (RAS).

 
 
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Pacific Ocean (Dec. 01, 2004) The guided missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) prepares to pull alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) to conduct a replenishment at sea (RAS). Lincoln and embarked Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) are currently deployed to the Western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Nicholas B. Morton File# 041201-N-8539M-084

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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01/12/2004 - 01/12/2004
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