U.S. Navy Sailors, from the Air Department aboard the Nimitz Class Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75), wrap and seal the steam-powered bow catapult number two on Jan. 13, 2007, somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean while conducting flight deck certifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 3rd Class Kristopher Wilson)
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Base: USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)
Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC)
Scene Camera Operator: MC3 Kristopher Wilson, 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.