U.S. Navy Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Jose Marrero (right) presents the folded flag to CAPT. Craig Williams, Commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14, during a burial at sea ceremony aboard the Nimitz Class Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Jan. 30, 2007, somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. Two Navy Veterans are being committed to their final resting place. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Kathleen Gorby) (RELEASED)
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Base: USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)
Country: Pacific Ocean (POC)
Scene Camera Operator: MCSN Kathleen Gorby, 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.