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The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62) patrols the waters of the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62) patrols the waters of the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

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Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH

Country: Unknown

Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Felix Garza

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

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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11/02/1998
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