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Get ready to say goodbye to the USS Enterprise :(
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50 years of service though. She had a good run.
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Well that just means it will now be a museum piece.
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And when it becomes a museum ship, I'm going to visit it.
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Unless they're retiring the name, a new Enterprise will be born from the ashes.
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Well the next enterprise will be of a ford-class super-carrier, CVN-80 will be known as the next Big E
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gornotck wrote:

Unless they're retiring the name, a new Enterprise will be born from the ashes.


Agreed. It's not the first Enterprise (actually the seventh, I think). The REALLY famous one, the one that fought almost every major engagement of the Pacific War, was already retired decades ago.
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MonoDreams wrote:

And when it becomes a museum ship, I'm going to visit it.


Unfortunately, that's not going to happen. Again.

One of the great injustices to military hardware was the failure to turn the USS Enterprise, CV-6, into a museum ship, having fought in every major battle in the Pacific during WWII, with it being scrapped instead.

USS Enterprise, CVN-65, was inactivated in 2012. Although she's being decommissioned now, she's had a great many parts removed already. she won't be turned into a museum ship. The world's first nuclear vessel, Enterprise was powered by 8 nuclear reactors, all of which have to be completely removed for reasons of safety (by contrast, the USS Nimitz class carriers have 2 reactors). It was determined that too much of the ship was going to have to be cut open and too much of the internal parts of the ship needed to be removed, for Enterprise to become a museum ship,

The name will live on, with the next aircraft carrier, CVN-80, to bear the name USS Enterprise.
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They should have put the original in a museum instead of scrapping her. She deserved much better than that. This one will probably go to the scrap yard too. They don't really keep these things for museums the way people seem to think they do.
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The retiring "Big E" does us the honor of protecting America and our Allies for five decades. Thank you the builders, plank holders, officers, and crew that served aboard her. May the past, this incarnation and the future USS Enterprise be worthy of our respect and admiration.
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There are plenty of letters left in the alphabet.
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I thought this thread was going to be about Star Trek when I clicked on it...
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cyberfaust wrote:

I thought this thread was going to be about Star Trek when I clicked on it...


Same here, lol.
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