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The US Navy (USN) Nimitz class Aircraft Carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) passes by the USN Iowa class Battle Ship USS WISCONSIN (BB 64), near downtown Norfolk during her transit down the Elizabeth River from Norfolk Naval Station to Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia (VA)

The US Navy (USN) Nimitz class Aircraft Carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) passes by the USN Iowa class Battle Ship USS WISCONSIN (BB 64), near downtown Norfolk during her transit down the Elizabeth River from Norfolk Naval Station to Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia (VA)

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The original finding aid described this photograph as:

Base: Norfolk

State: Virginia (VA)

Country: United States Of America (USA)

Scene Major Command Shown: CVN 73

Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Summer M. Anderson, 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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25/02/2003
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