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Thursday, November 13, 2008

The End of the Line for the USS Enterprise Approaches

There was a time when USS Enterprise was the most famous ship in the world. It still is, but these days, most people think of the fictional starship rather than the world’s first nuclear-powered carrier. The real USS Enterprise was commissioned in 1961, which means that its long career of service must soon draw to a close. In April 2008, a $453.3 million contract covered the ship’s Extended Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability for maintenance and upgrades.



Source: Defense Industry Daily
Related: Enterprise Website
Related: Another Enterprise Website
Related: Wikipedia Article (with a good history of the vessel)

The USS Enterprise (CVN-65) will be replace by the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) in 2014. You can find out more about the Ford at Naval-Technology and watch a video on the CVN-21 program.

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