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The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) passes Fort Monroe National Monument as the ship arrives at Naval Station Norfolk, Nov. 4, 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Julie Matyascik/Released)
The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) passes Fort Monroe National Monument as the ship arrives at Naval Station Norfolk, Nov. 4, 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Julie Matyascik/Released)

USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Prepares for Journey Home

The Navy’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVN 65), will return to the shipyard that built her on Thursday.

The move will mark the final underway for the ship before the formal decommissioning, which will take place once the defueling  process at Newport News Shipbuilding is complete. Nearly 150 shipyard workers will be present for the move as a last tribute to a vessel that many of the workers had a role in building.

On Dec. 1, 2012, an inactivation ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., served as a celebration of life for the ship and the more than 100,000 Sailors who served aboard. As Enterprise prepares for her journey home, join us in looking back at Big’s E history and service to our Navy.

Enterprise infographic

 

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