Icon USS Truman - Marc Anthony, public domain photograph
At sea aboard USS Harry S. Truman Marc Anthony and his band practice a song during a concert dress rehearsal on the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman. Truman is participating in the National Salute to the U.S Military during Fleet Week 2002 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Christopher B. Stoltz. File# 020501-N-9964S-544
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.