2,000-lb. bombs are offloaded from the flight deck aboard USS Constellation (CV 64) during the Constellation�s ammunitions offload
The Pacific Ocean (May. 15, 2003) 2,000-lb. bombs are offloaded from the flight deck aboard USS Constellation (CV 64) during the Constellations ammunitions offload. Constellation and Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) are returning from deployment in support of Operations Southern Watch, Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain. File# 030515-N-0295M-007
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.