US Navy Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Nathan Blevins inspects fuel samples from an SH-60F Seahawk helicopter during a daily turn around inspection onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) during operations in the Atlantic Ocean. The Seahawk is a twin-engine helicopter used for anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue, drug interdiction, anti-ship warfare, cargo lift and special operations.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Javier Capella) (Released)
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The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Base: USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)
Scene Camera Operator: MCSN Javier Capella, 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.