The US Navy (USN) Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) leads a formation of ships and submarines, from the USN and the navies of seven other countries, during a photo exercise to commemorate the last day of Exercise RIM OF THE PACIFIC 2006 (RIMPAC 2006), the worlds largest biennial maritime exercise in the Pacific Ocean (POC) involving military forces from the United States (USA), Australia (AUS), Canada (CAN), Chile (CHL), Japan (JPN), Peru (PER), the Republic of Korea (KOR), and the United Kingdom (UK)
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Country: Pacific Ocean (POC)
Scene Camera Operator: MCSN James R Evans, 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.