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    Navy’s Next Ford-Class Aircraft Carrier to be Named Enterprise
    http://www.defense.gov/releases/rele...eleaseid=15708

    December 01, 2012
    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today via video message at the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) inactivation ceremony that the third Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier will be named Enterprise.

    The future USS Enterprise, designated CVN 80, will be the ninth ship to bear the name.

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      Originally posted by Rebel44 View Post
      Navy’s Next Ford-Class Aircraft Carrier to be Named Enterprise
      http://www.defense.gov/releases/rele...eleaseid=15708

      December 01, 2012
      Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today via video message at the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) inactivation ceremony that the third Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier will be named Enterprise.

      The future USS Enterprise, designated CVN 80, will be the ninth ship to bear the name.
      That great to hear especially after some of the misguided names given to ships lately.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Rebel44 View Post
        Navy’s Next Ford-Class Aircraft Carrier to be Named Enterprise.

        The future USS Enterprise, designated CVN 80, will be the ninth ship to bear the name.
        That's great news. I signed the petition for that name. As many others have said, there should always be a U.S.S. Enterprise! A salute to "The Big E".

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        • #5
          It nearly brought tears to my eyes watching clips of the ceremony on FNC, and then tears of pride when I heard that news. The name will always live on...as long as we remember it. And as long as there is a U.S. Navy, there will always be a U.S.S. Enterprise.

          To CVN-65: we cannot thank you enough for your service to your country...Fair Winds and Following Seas, Beautiful.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Matt Jones View Post
            It nearly brought tears to my eyes watching clips of the ceremony on FNC, and then tears of pride when I heard that news. The name will always live on...as long as we remember it. And as long as there is a U.S. Navy, there will always be a U.S.S. Enterprise.

            To CVN-65: we cannot thank you enough for your service to your country...Fair Winds and Following Seas, Beautiful.

            Well said Matt and I couldn't agree more.

            The Ford is starting to look like a ship finally. Big E will be moved to the yard soon. I hope to get some photos of the move if I can. While I hate to dog the Big E after 51 years of service, CVN-65 is old, and she is showing her age as we saw the other day while on board. I was not convinced she should be retired until I saw it for myself. She is due...sadly
            Don't waste your time always searching for those wasted years...

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            • #7
              "Beam me up, Scotty..."

              ENTERPRISE lasted a lot longer than was intended. Thanks mainly to the various crews which served her as well as the yard workers who overhauled, updated, fixed and painted her. Time to retire her and use her for something else...artificial reef, museum ship, gambling casino, razor blades, new ships...the list is huge. We should be assured that even in the far future there will be an ENTERPRISE. (Thank you, Gene Roddenberry)
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                • #9
                  CVN-65 The big "E"...was deactivated Dec 1 and has begun the scrapping process.

                  I wish they would have kept it floating as a museum. The big "E" have lots of stories to tell...
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                  • #10
                    I wonder if they plan to remove the 6 portholes that were originally from the CV-6 Enterprise...that were installed in CVN-65 and install them in CVN-80?
                    "Stand for the flag ~ Kneel for the fallen"

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Persephone View Post
                      CVN-65 The big "E"...was deactivated Dec 1 and has begun the scrapping process.

                      I wish they would have kept it floating as a museum. The big "E" have lots of stories to tell...
                      It has been speculated that the Island would be preserved as a museum. The rest of the ship will be recycled which has been the standard Navy practice for all nuclear vessels except one, the USS Nautilus.
                      God Save The Republic.

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                        Originally posted by 2nd Rangers View Post
                        It has been speculated that the Island would be preserved as a museum. The rest of the ship will be recycled which has been the standard Navy practice for all nuclear vessels except one, the USS Nautilus.
                        The Island was the most unique and recognizable part of the ship. I really hope they keep it and make it a museum to preserve.

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                          That's great news! Now if only the Hornet would be resurrected...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 2nd Rangers View Post
                            It has been speculated that the Island would be preserved as a museum. The rest of the ship will be recycled which has been the standard Navy practice for all nuclear vessels except one, the USS Nautilus.
                            As it stands now the island will NOT be kept, since it was not the original one on Big E upon commissioning.
                            Don't waste your time always searching for those wasted years...

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                            • #15
                              Have I become such a cynic that I think the Navy may have chose the name Enterprise just to get the appropriation for the ship through Congress?

                              Of course I thought the same thing about the new JFK. Guess I am a cynic.
                              God Save The Republic.

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