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OT: USS Enterprise to be scrapped! - 11/5/2012 1:50:25 PM   
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I just heard on the TV that the USS Enterprise is to be sold for scrap. Bummer!
Most likely they are scrapping it so they can reuse the name, just like last time.

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2012/11/05/enterprise-ends-51-year-career-at-sea.html?comp=7000023317828&rank=1



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RE: OT: USS Enterprise to be scrapped! - 11/5/2012 2:18:02 PM   
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That was to be expected, though. Preserving a nuclear-powered vessel as a museum, especially one that has served as long as this incarnation of the Enterprise, must cost a shed-load of money. Still, that was one fine-looking ship.

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RE: OT: USS Enterprise to be scrapped! - 11/5/2012 3:03:42 PM   
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The Bainbridge and Long Beach are long gone, so I'm not surprised..... The last of the Nuc trio...

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RE: OT: USS Enterprise to be scrapped! - 11/5/2012 11:12:16 PM   
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At this time there is no ship to be named Enterprise in the planning stages. I do hope that proud name will be continued...

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RE: OT: USS Enterprise to be scrapped! - 11/6/2012 12:31:19 AM   
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With the way the Navy's been naming their ships the past forty-odd years, the next Enterprise will probably be an AR. Politicians have first dibs on carriers, it seems.

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RE: OT: USS Enterprise to be scrapped! - 11/6/2012 2:37:01 AM   
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With the way the Navy's been naming their ships the past forty-odd years, the next Enterprise will probably be an AR. Politicians have first dibs on carriers, it seems.


We don't build ARs anymore from what I recall.

The next class will be the Ford-class. Two have been named (USS Gerald R. Ford and USS John F. Kennedy.) There is an active petition circulating in Washington to name CVN-80 USS Enterprise. I suspect this will be the case. Proposed commissioning date in 2025; CVN-80 will replace USS Eisenhower.

The last seven ships of the Ford class have not been named or slotted.

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RE: OT: USS Enterprise to be scrapped! - 11/6/2012 2:43:52 AM   
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Artist's conception of CVN-78, USS Gerald R. Ford:






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RE: OT: USS Enterprise to be scrapped! - 11/6/2012 3:03:48 AM   
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Many old carrier names have been recycled as cruisers.

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RE: OT: USS Enterprise to be scrapped! - 11/6/2012 3:06:43 AM   
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Many old carrier names have been recycled as cruisers.

Bill


True. That was the naming convention for the Ticonderoga/Aegis class. But I don't think Enterprise will ever be anything but a carrier.

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RE: OT: USS Enterprise to be scrapped! - 11/6/2012 5:21:38 AM   
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Many old carrier names have been recycled as cruisers.

Bill


True. That was the naming convention for the Ticonderoga/Aegis class. But I don't think Enterprise will ever be anything but a carrier.


Or a Starship...


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RE: OT: USS Enterprise to be scrapped! - 11/6/2012 5:55:21 PM   
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With the way the Navy's been naming their ships the past forty-odd years, the next Enterprise will probably be an AR. Politicians have first dibs on carriers, it seems.


Bring on the USS McGovern, USS Mondale and USS Charles Pinckney - may they serve the US better than their namesakes

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RE: OT: USS Enterprise to be scrapped! - 11/6/2012 6:00:58 PM   
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With the way the Navy's been naming their ships the past forty-odd years, the next Enterprise will probably be an AR. Politicians have first dibs on carriers, it seems.


Bring on the USS McGovern, USS Mondale and USS Charles Pinckney - may they serve the US better than their namesakes


George McGovern died a far better man than the man who beat him for president. Do a little research on the man's life and get back to us.

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RE: OT: USS Enterprise to be scrapped! - 11/6/2012 7:06:19 PM   
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Didn't mean to step on toes. Guess it was a poor choice of words on my part - sorry. I just reached for some well-known runners-up for the Presidency, and somehow McGovern is one of the first to come to my mind.

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RE: OT: USS Enterprise to be scrapped! - 11/6/2012 8:23:48 PM   
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Artist's conception of CVN-78, USS Gerald R. Ford:







If they keep moving the island further back on these designs, they'll wind up towing it behind the carrier. Note original Nimitz CVN-68 island location to later Nimitz-class carriers then to the artist concept of the Ford :)

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RE: OT: USS Enterprise to be scrapped! - 11/6/2012 11:00:24 PM   
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George McGovern was some kind of naval aviator hero in WW2. I am not familiar with the details.

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RE: OT: USS Enterprise to be scrapped! - 11/6/2012 11:32:36 PM   
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He flew B-24 bombers in Europe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_McGovern

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RE: OT: USS Enterprise to be scrapped! - 11/6/2012 11:35:00 PM   
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He flew B-24 bombers in Europe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_McGovern


And won the DFC.

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RE: OT: USS Enterprise to be scrapped! - 11/9/2012 7:27:45 PM   
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I was aboard Big E for her 10th Birthday Party. Can't believe it was that long ago.

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RE: OT: USS Enterprise to be scrapped! - 12/4/2012 3:31:02 AM   
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I don't get to the forums often, but I saw this and had to comment.

Some time ago I bought a documentary from the History Channel entitled "Battle 360 - USS Enterprise" covering the exploits of CV-6 (or CV(N)-6 as she was later known (after the first night mission off a carrier).

To make a long stroy short.....near the end of the series, in an interview with one of the crew from CV-6, it was mentioned that despite a public/political effort to "buy" CV-6 and make her a museum, Enterprise was sold for scrap. The crewmember, IIRC, expressed mixed emoitions - he was sorry to see her go, but happy that she "died" with a modicum of respect, not turned into a "playground" for a bunch of screaming tourist that probably would never truely appreciate what she had done.

Let the Queen Mary, a pleasure craft, continue to be a pleasure craft as a mesuem...let a warship (especially any that saw active duty and was the last place on earth that some men stood) serve it's purpose (and move on).

Just my 2 cents worth

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RE: OT: USS Enterprise to be scrapped! - 12/5/2012 2:23:44 PM   
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Enterprise will probably be renamed before launch as soon as another prominate politician drops dead and his party will rush to honor him (or her).

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RE: OT: USS Enterprise to be scrapped! - 12/5/2012 4:01:52 PM   
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Enterprise will probably be renamed before launch as soon as another prominate politician drops dead and his party will rush to honor him (or her).



just curious, is there a big ship in the USN named after a woman?

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RE: OT: USS Enterprise to be scrapped! - 12/5/2012 4:23:54 PM   
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quote:

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Enterprise will probably be renamed before launch as soon as another prominate politician drops dead and his party will rush to honor him (or her).



just curious, is there a big ship in the USN named after a woman?


USS Hopper (DDG-70) is the biggest I can think of.

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RE: OT: USS Enterprise to be scrapped! - 12/5/2012 4:38:15 PM   
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quote:

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Enterprise will probably be renamed before launch as soon as another prominate politician drops dead and his party will rush to honor him (or her).



just curious, is there a big ship in the USN named after a woman?

List of U.S. military vessels named after women

This list may be incomplete; there were four US Navy ships named for Pocahontas, including a second-rate steam sloop that served in combat during the American Civil War.

Also, as I mentioned in the other thread, I think that renaming is unlikely, because there would be a huge push-back from the Navy, IMO.

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