U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers carry the primary hull designator "CV", for Carrier Vessel, with "CVN", for "Carrier Vessel, Nuclear". In WWII, there was a CVE (Carrier Vessel, Escort) designator to denote resupply carriers for main CV's. It could be dependent on which navy you had in mind, but CV is used by several naval forces to denote an aircraft carrier.
That is the ship's designation. The CV stands for Aircraft Carrier. The A typically refers to Axillary, or something that is not full sized. CVA-60 was the USS Saratoga, the last steam powered carrier in the US Navy.
USS Enterprise (CV-6); fleet aircraft carrier.
The CV indicates an Aircraft Carrier. The A at the end indicates it is designed for Attack use. The US Navy does not currently have any CVAs.
Tactical Supervising Officer
Submarine (SS) Ballistic Nuclear
What do the navy colors stand for
CV is for Aircraft Carriers. CVN is a Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier
USS on US military vessels stands for United States Ship.