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Capt P
05-19-2013, 20:08
Went down to Wings Over the Beach and Friday did a harbor cruise of Norfolk harbor. Was a great time on the tour ship. Posted a few pics.
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Here is the USS Enterprise as she sits being taken apart. I have to add more of the photos to the album.

Berthier
05-19-2013, 21:31
Nice photo Bob,
Is she being refurbished or de-commissioned?

Nightmoss
05-20-2013, 10:04
Thanks for the picture(s). I wonder if/when we'll see another Enterprise, on the water that is.

Wargamer
05-20-2013, 11:38
Nice photo Bob,
Is she being refurbished or de-commissioned?

Currently undergoing inactivation, removing all 8 reactors, decommissioning 2016. CVN 80, the 3rd of the Gerald R. Ford class of carriers, will be named Enterprise, ninth American naval ship to bear the name.

The Barrelman
05-20-2013, 13:33
Currently undergoing inactivation, removing all 8 reactors, decommissioning 2016. CVN 80, the 3rd of the Gerald R. Ford class of carriers, will be named Enterprise, ninth American naval ship to bear the name.

And that won't be till the mid to late 2020s... A long time to go in a shipyard somewhat far away.

Capt P
05-20-2013, 15:24
At the air show someone told me that a SSN will be named Enterprise. The carrier is being scrapped because of the nuke reactors. They have to cut the hull open to remove them so she will be scrapped. 51 years of service. I wish the bridge could be spared and made into the centerpiece for a museum.

Wargamer
05-20-2013, 16:20
Nope, no such item.

CVN-80 Enterprise instead.

https://www.facebook.com/USS.Enterprise.CVN.65

for history http://www.enterprise.navy.mil/
for more stuff http://www.navy.mil/local/cvn65/

7eat51
05-20-2013, 18:59
CVN 80, the 3rd of the Gerald R. Ford class of carriers, will be named Enterprise, ninth American naval ship to bear the name.

Interesting that the first one was a British sloop, the George, captured by Benedict Arnold and renamed the Enterprise - one of the most famous ship names in the U.S. Navy and one of the most infamous names in U.S. military history.

Comte de Brueys
05-21-2013, 06:08
I checked the album.

Nice pictures.

Thank you for sharing! :salute:

Capt P
05-21-2013, 16:13
Added a few more photos from the harbor. I will add a few more as I go through them and find ones I think people would like.

Coog
05-21-2013, 16:56
Nice photos. Thanks for posting.

Capt P
05-21-2013, 18:15
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Well here is a destroyer coming into port. USS Cook

Cmmdre
05-22-2013, 08:42
Looks like it was great weather to come ashore. Lucky sailors and lucky you for such a fine day. Thank you for posting these images in your album. Very cool.

Capt P
05-22-2013, 15:11
It was a very nice day but the next day it rained so the air show was a slight bust. Making plans for this Oct. May do another harbor cruise from a different area so see different things.