Aircraft Carrier Hull Type
There are several systems of symbol identification in use for aircraft carriers that have been used around the globe since national fleets have been developing.
Such systems, such as the pennant numbers used by the British Royal Navy and some other Commonwealth countries or the Canadian “hull classification symbols”, or the US “Hull classification symbols” used by the NATO and other countries.
|CV||Generic aircraft carrier|
|CVAN||Nuclear-powered attack carrier|
|CVG||Flight deck cruiser (proposed)|
|CVHA||Aircraft carrier, Helicopter Assault (retired)|
|CVHE||Aircraft carrier, Helicopter, Escort (retired)|
|CVL||Light aircraft carrier|
|CVN||Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier|
|CVS||Anti-submarine warfare carrier|
|CVV||Aircraft Carrier, Medium (proposed)|
|LHA||Landing Helicopter Assault, a type of Amphibious assault ship|
|LHD||Landing Helicopter Dock, a type of Amphibious assault ship|
|LPH||Landing Platform Helicopter, a type of Amphibious assault ship|