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The U.S. Navy Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) steams into San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, Calif., on Oct. 7, 2006, during the Parade of Ships, the key event signaling the start of San Francisco Fleet Week 2006. Since 1981, San Francisco Fleet Week has been an annual opportunity for northern Californians to honor the men and women serving in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Coast Guard. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications SPECIALIST 2nd Class Shannon E. Renfroe) (Released)

The U.S. Navy Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) steams into San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, Calif., on Oct. 7, 2006, during the Parade of Ships, the key event signaling the start of San Francisco Fleet Week 2006. Since 1981, San Francisco Fleet Week has been an annual opportunity for northern Californians to honor the men and women serving in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Coast Guard. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications SPECIALIST 2nd Class Shannon E. Renfroe) (Released)

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Base: San Francisco

State: California (CA)

Country: United States Of America (USA)

Scene Camera Operator: MC2 Shannon E. Renfroe, USN

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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07/10/2006
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