The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) and the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) transit the Western Pacific.
WESTERN PACIFIC (Nov. 12, 2017) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) and the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) transit the Western Pacific. The aircraft carriers USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Strike Groups are underway and conducting operations in international waters as part of a three-carrier strike force exercise. The U.S. Navy has patrolled the Indo-Asia Pacific region routinely for more than 70 years promoting regional security, stability and prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chanel L. Turner) File# 171112-N-OI558-1870
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.