USS Kennedy - Change of Command
At sea aboard USS John F. Kennedy Rear Adm. Steven Tomaszeski, Commander, Carrier Group Six, returns a salute to Capt. Ronald Henderson during an informal change of command ceremony held aboard USS John F. Kennedy. Capt. Henderson assumes command of the Kennedy after relieving Capt. Johnny "Turk" Green. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate 2nd Class Travis Simmons. File# 020212-N-0012S-002
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.