US Navy (USN) Aviation Ordnancemen (AO) CHIEF PETTY Officer (CPO) Shannon Chandler (background) and AIRMAN (AN) William Kunder from Weapons Department, G-1 Division, talk on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63), during Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP), operations
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Base: Uss Kitty Hawk (CV 63)
Scene Camera Operator: PH3 John E. Woods, 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.