Vice Premier Geng Biao of China and U.S. Navy officials sit in a reviewing stand on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CV-61), waiting for the start of the air and sea demonstration
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Country: Pacific Ocean (POC)
Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Ron Wood
Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files
China - Royalty Free Stock Photo
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.