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Decommissioning the Enterprise

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There are plenty of letters left in the alphabet number one.
 

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Sad that they have to scrap it. The Enterprise is an historic ship. But they have no choice
 

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There are a million technical reasons for taking an obsolete Aircraft Carrier out of commission. Funny how people become sentimental about a hunk of steel they never even saw.
 
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I'd be more sentimental about the WW II ship. That one took a licking and kept on ticking. This ones main claim to fame is that it was the first nuclear carrier.
 

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she did a tour in Nam when I was over there

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14 January 1969, in Hawaiian waters a massive fire started when a Zuni rocket accidentally exploded under the wing of an F-4. Some of the subsequent 18 explosions were 500-lb. bombs cooking of in multiples, leaving 20-foot holes in the armored flight deck. Losses totalled 28 dead, 343 wounded, and 15 aircraft destroyed. the zuni rocket is also what blew up the Forrestal

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she deserves better than the scrap heap
 

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I hope the new one has this
-Rail guns
-Lasers
-Can be ran by half the crew the last one did
-Better defensive anti-air missiles, guns, etc.
-Capable of carrying bomber drones like the x-53, x-47 and better
-Maybe slightly bigger as this is the enterprise!

Soon.
 
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My uncle did two tours on the Enterprise in the 1960s.
 

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I hope the new one has this
-Rail guns
-Lasers
-Can be ran by half the crew the last one did
-Better defensive anti-air missiles, guns, etc.
-Capable of carrying bomber drones like the x-53, x-47 and better
-Maybe slightly bigger as this is the enterprise!

Soon.

Don't forget Warp Drive....and doors that go "shoosh........shoosh".
 

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I hope the new one has this
-Rail guns
-Lasers
-Can be ran by half the crew the last one did
-Better defensive anti-air missiles, guns, etc.
-Capable of carrying bomber drones like the x-53, x-47 and better
-Maybe slightly bigger as this is the enterprise!

Soon.

Don't forget Warp Drive....and doors that go "shoosh........shoosh".

And a holodeck!
 

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I hope the new one has this
-Rail guns
-Lasers
-Can be ran by half the crew the last one did
-Better defensive anti-air missiles, guns, etc.
-Capable of carrying bomber drones like the x-53, x-47 and better
-Maybe slightly bigger as this is the enterprise!

Soon.

Don't forget Warp Drive....and doors that go "shoosh........shoosh".

And a holodeck!

F**k yeah, I want one of those!
 

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I spent about 30 days aboard the USS Boxer which was commissioned late in WW2 and was LPH-4 at the time in the early 60's and it was a hunk of junk back then.
 

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The Big "E" came thru Hawaii in 1976 when I was stationed there. Back then the superstructure was like a big thimble. Later they changed it to the more traditional boxy shape you see today.

It was a big ship. Bigger than anything else on the water. Its small compared to the newer Aircraft Carriers, but back then it was an imposing vessel.
 

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Have no fear there WILL be another ENTERPRIZE in the fleet sooner or later.


United States Navy

Six ships of the United States Navy have been named Enterprise:
  • USS Enterprise (1799) 12-gun schooner / 14-gun brig (17 December 1799 – 9 July 1823), the third ship to bear this name, was built as schooner, and later rerigged as a brig. She fired the first shots in the First Barbary War against the Tripolitanian ship Tripoli
  • USS Enterprise (1831) 10-gun schooner (15 December 1831 – 24 June 1844), the fourth ship to bear this name
  • USS Enterprise (1874) barque-rigged screw sloop (16 March 1877 – 1 October 1909), the fifth ship to bear this name
  • USS Enterprise (SP-790) motor yacht (1917–1919), the sixth ship to bear this name, was non-commissioned, serving in the Second Naval District during World War I
  • USS Enterprise (CV-6) Yorktown-class aircraft carrier (12 May 1938 – 17 February 1947), the seventh ship to bear this name, served with unparalleled distinction in World War II, becoming the most-decorated vessel in the history of the U.S. Navy.
  • USS Enterprise (CVN-65) Enterprise-class aircraft carrier (25 November 1961 – Present), the eighth ship to bear this name, is a unique design, and the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier. It is scheduled to be decommissioned in 2013.
  • As of June 6, 2011, there was a petition circulating online to eventually name CVN-80 as "USS Enterprise".[1]
U.S. Navy building
  • USS Enterprise (BLDG 7115), commissioned building (27 May 2005 – June 2011), this building was the orientation "ship" for students in Great Lakes but is currently scheduled for demolition.


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Have no fear there WILL be another ENTERPRIZE in the fleet sooner or later.


United States Navy

Six ships of the United States Navy have been named Enterprise:
  • USS Enterprise (1799) 12-gun schooner / 14-gun brig (17 December 1799 – 9 July 1823), the third ship to bear this name, was built as schooner, and later rerigged as a brig. She fired the first shots in the First Barbary War against the Tripolitanian ship Tripoli
  • USS Enterprise (1831) 10-gun schooner (15 December 1831 – 24 June 1844), the fourth ship to bear this name
  • USS Enterprise (1874) barque-rigged screw sloop (16 March 1877 – 1 October 1909), the fifth ship to bear this name
  • USS Enterprise (SP-790) motor yacht (1917–1919), the sixth ship to bear this name, was non-commissioned, serving in the Second Naval District during World War I
  • USS Enterprise (CV-6) Yorktown-class aircraft carrier (12 May 1938 – 17 February 1947), the seventh ship to bear this name, served with unparalleled distinction in World War II, becoming the most-decorated vessel in the history of the U.S. Navy.
  • USS Enterprise (CVN-65) Enterprise-class aircraft carrier (25 November 1961 – Present), the eighth ship to bear this name, is a unique design, and the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier. It is scheduled to be decommissioned in 2013.
  • As of June 6, 2011, there was a petition circulating online to eventually name CVN-80 as "USS Enterprise".[1]
U.S. Navy building
  • USS Enterprise (BLDG 7115), commissioned building (27 May 2005 – June 2011), this building was the orientation "ship" for students in Great Lakes but is currently scheduled for demolition.


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I'm guessing the name "Enterprise" will be denied despite its proud legacy. Get ready for the USS Redistribution!
 

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enterprise car leasing was started in 1957 by Jack Crawford Taylor. Taylor named the business after USS Enterprise (CV6) he served on in WW2. I heard he was a fighter pilot
 
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