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U.S. Navy Flag Bearers stand in formation around the table carrying the folded flags of six former Sailors being committed to the sea aboard the Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) on Jan. 15, 2007, somewhere out in the Pacific Ocean during a burial at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Roland Franklin) (Released)

U.S. Navy Flag Bearers stand in formation around the table carrying the folded flags of six former Sailors being committed to the sea aboard the Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) on Jan. 15, 2007, somewhere out in the Pacific Ocean during a burial at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Roland Franklin) (Released)

 
 
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Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68)

Country: Pacific Ocean (POC)

Scene Camera Operator: MC3 Roland Franklin, 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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