Two HH-60H Seahawk helicopters, assigned to the
PACIFIC OCEAN (Mar. 18, 2008) Two HH-60H Seahawk helicopters, assigned to the "Indians" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 6, transport cargo from the Military Sealift Command combat stores ship USNS Concord (T-AFS 5) to the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility operating in the western Pacific and Indian Oceans. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman John Wagner File# 080318-N-3038W-082
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.