The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) underway in the Atlantic Ocean.
Atlantic Ocean (Jul. 15, 2005) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) underway in the Atlantic Ocean. The Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is conducting Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Eben Boothby File# 050715-N-8163B-037
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.