U.S. Navy AIRMAN Jeremy Donley directs a Hong Kong Government Flying Service-owned EC155B1 multi-purpose helicopter as it prepares to land on the flight deck aboard the Kitty Hawk Class Aircraft Carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) on Nov. 23, 2006, while the KITTY HAWK, and embarked Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5), enter Victoria Harbor for a scheduled port call to Hong Kong (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region), People's Republic of China. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Jimmy C. Pan) (Released)
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Base: USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)
Scene Major Command Shown: USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63)
Scene Camera Operator: MCSN Jimmy C. Pan, 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.