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    USS Enterprise (CVN-65)

    This is not the Star Trek ship...

    The USS Enterprise (CVN-65) was the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and the eighth U.S. Navy ship of the name. As of 2006, the ship is homeported at Norfolk, Virginia, and scheduled for retirement in 2013. Her intended replacement is the as-yet-to-be-named CVN-21 class supercarrier CVN-78.



    Enterprise was originally designated as CVA(N)-65 - the 'N' standing for nuclear, but later was changed to its current designation.



    Like her predecessor of World War II fame, she is nicknamed the "Big E" and is well known throughout the world. At 1,123 feet, she remains the world's longest aircraft carrier, though her 89,600 tons are surpassed by the Nimitz class. She is also the only aircraft carrier to house more than two nuclear reactors. Enterprise's eight-reactor propulsion design was rather conservative, with each A2W reactor taking the place of one boiler.



    Enterprise was intended to be the first of a class of six, but construction costs ballooned and the remaining vessels were never laid down resulting in her being the only ship of her class.


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    Not the Enterprise. Big E's island is squared and she has 2 beams at the end of the flight deck (at the bow). So it's a Nimitz class, probably the Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69).
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    It would be nice to know, from which date the picture is!

    On May 24, 2001, IKE entered the Northrop Grumman Newport News (NGNN) shipyard for her mid-life Refueling Complex Overhaul where nearly every space and system on board was upgraded and overhauled.

    When the picture was taken at this time, so it can not be IKE.
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    That is indeed the Eisenhower, with the USS George Washington next to her. I know the Company that is responsible for the SPAWAR equipement. If you want pictures from the dock, I am sure he would take them.
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    But, how can it be? It entered NGNN in 2001 and left 2005. The shipyard is at the other side of the bay.
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    More think about CVN-75 USS Harry S. Truman at his PIA (Planned Incremental Availability). Work is like: replacement of catwalk grating, the rework of the catapults, the resurfacing of the flight deck and the replacement of service steam piping ....

    This happend from Aug 2003 until Feb 2004.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McMaster_de
    But, how can it be? It entered NGNN in 2001 and left 2005. The shipyard is at the other side of the bay.
    I will ask him what was in that slip. He will know. I know the Washington is still there.
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