USS Kennedy (CV 67) pulls into Spain for a port visit.
Tarragona, Spain (Aug. 03, 2002) The aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) pulls in to Spain for a short port visit while on her transit home. Kennedy and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) are returning after being relieved by the USS George Washington (CVN 73) following sustained combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate 1st Class Jim Hampshire. File# 020803-N-6492H-503
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.