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    USS Enterprise CVN-80

    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Saturday via video message at the USS Enterprise inactivation ceremony that the third Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier will be named Enterprise.

    Mabus selected this name to honor USS Enterprise, the Navy's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, which was inactivated today in Norfolk.


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    the only problem with that photo, the "80" is backwards.. you should read it as 80 from the stern of the ship, not from the bow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dundonrl View Post
    Mabus selected this name to honor USS Enterprise, the Navy's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, which was inactivated today in Norfolk.
    Isn't that a bit... restricted? Hell, he could at least have named CV-6 instead of CVN-65. Or the history of the USS Enterprise name. Of the 216 years of the armed US Navy, there was an active Enterprise in it over 60% of the time.

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    Expand ??...

    I am not following your thought Kato.....
    Could you expand on the comment about CV-6 ENterprise v CVN ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blidgepump View Post
    I am not following your thought Kato.....
    Could you expand on the comment about CV-6 ENterprise v CVN ?
    I believe he means "Why isn't CVN-80 being named in honor of CV-6, in addition to CVN-65"?


    I could be wrong but I think that a ship's namesake (more or less) reflects/honors the previous holder of the name, whether a person or another ship.

    Or I'm merely talking out of my ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kato View Post
    Isn't that a bit... restricted? Hell, he could at least have named CV-6 instead of CVN-65. Or the history of the USS Enterprise name. Of the 216 years of the armed US Navy, there was an active Enterprise in it over 60% of the time.
    Well at least I understand you completely and right on!

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    I firmly believe that those that will serve on the ship will know the legacy of every single USS Enterprise in history, not just CVN-65.
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    Than let's get it out on the table....

    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatter View Post
    I believe he means "Why isn't CVN-80 being named in honor of CV-6, in addition to CVN-65"?


    I could be wrong but I think that a ship's namesake (more or less) reflects/honors the previous holder of the name, whether a person or another ship.

    Or I'm merely talking out of my ass.
    TY, the picture is much clearer,


    Let's Honor all Ship's named Enterprise and served proudly on the seven seas!

    1775 Sloop of war
    1776 Schooner
    1779 Schooner
    1831 Barque Rigged Schooner w/ screw
    1917 SP-790 Motor Patrol boat
    1938 Yorktown class carrier
    1961 Enterprise class carrier
    2025 (?) Gerald Ford class carrier

    (I hope this doesn't offend the "Trekies" lurking outside of sensor range!

    Respect is due NASA, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigross86 View Post
    I firmly believe that those that will serve on the ship will know the legacy of every single USS Enterprise in history, not just CVN-65.
    They'll undoubtedly have a small museum on board dedicated to the ship's heritage.
    If I'm not mistaken, every warship has something to that effect.
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    ahhhhhh one more addition to this.
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    I'm sorry, but this:

    Attachment 31798

    doesn't seem even half as badass as either of these:

    Attachment 31799
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    I guess it's kinda like shopping at Sam's club. Always cheaper to buy in bulk....

    https://news.usni.org/2017/12/19/cvn...buy#more-30095

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