US Navy (USN) Mass Communications SPECIALIST SEAMAN (MCSN) James Evans takes a photo of a USN F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Strike Fighter Squadron 137 (VFA-137) as it takes off from the flight deck of the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72). The LINCOLN and USN Carrier Air Wing 2 (CVW-2) are completing a deployment in the Pacific Ocean
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Base: USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)
Country: Pacific Ocean (POC)
Scene Camera Operator: MC3 Patrick M. Bonafede, 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.