As “Big E” Retired, New Carrier to take Name “Enterprise”

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The Navy recently deactivated CVN 65, the Enterprise.  However, they have announced that CVN 80 will carry the name on.  The Army Time has more…

On the day the Navy officially took the aircraft carrier Enterprise out of service after 51 years in the fleet, the service announced that the name Enterprise won’t be absent long from the fleet.

The third Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier, CVN-80, will become the ninth ship in the Navy’s history to be named Enterprise, Navy Ray Mabus announced Dec. 1 in a pre-recorded video message that was played at the inactivation ceremony.

As the article goes on to state, the ship cannot be formally decommissioned until her nuclear fuel is removed, and her reactors deactivated permanently.  Then, sadly, the great ship will be dismantled.

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