Wow amazing job ****!!! what a big push, two pages in a row. Well gents we are just 9 to 8 pages to break the 300 pages record!!! lets keep up the good and amazing job on this thread!!!
PACIFIC OCEAN - November 2011 - A CH-46E Sea Night and an AV-8B Harrier with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Units aviation combat element take off from USS Makin Island here Nov 16. The unit embarked USS Makin Island, USS New Orleans and USS Pearl Harbor to begin a seven-month deployment through the Western Pacific and Middle East Regions. U.S. Marine Corps motion imagery by Staff Sgt. Chance W. Haworth.
NORFOLK (Nov. 28, 2011) Veterans of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and visitors listen to Capt. William C. Hamilton, Jr., the ship's commanding officer, during a memorial service in the ship's hangar. The remembrance, part of the ship's 50th birthday celebrations, honored the sacrifice of former Enterprise Sailors. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman David H. Zeigler/Released)
NORFOLK (Nov. 28, 2011) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise stand ready to render a rifle volley during a memorial service honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice during her 50 years of Naval Service Nov. 28. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Gregory Pickett II/Released)
NORFOLK (Nov. 28, 2011) An honor detail conducts a rifle volley during a memorial service aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). The remembrance, part of the ship's 50th birthday celebrations, honored the sacrifice of former Enterprise Sailors. Enterprise is scheduled to deploy for the last time this Spring. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob D. Galito/Released)
NORFOLK (Nov. 28, 2011) Plank owners of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) gather on the flight deck for a photograph during the ship's 50th birthday celebration. The term "plank owner" is used to identify members of a ship's commissioning crew. Enterprise is the oldest active ship in the U.S. Navy and is making preparations for her final deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Carpenter/Released)
[img]http://i39.*******.com/245cvo9.jpg[/img]NORFOLK (Nov. 23, 2011) A graphic depicting some of the characteristics of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). U.S. Navy photo illustration/Released)
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 17, 2011) Sailors spell out "E=MC2" on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the ship's commissioning. Enterprise is the first and oldest nuclear powered aircraft carrier still in service and is celebrating its 50th birthday on Nov. 25, 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd class Alex R. Forster/Released)
A few more towards the 300th Page.
These are a bit more recent...
Good shot of the Reagan's Super Structure.
A few Stennis CAG shots.
Poor old George looks a bit worse for wear....just Salt spray though.
That's it for tonight guys.
Have a Good One
Great photos ****!
I posted the below regarding "The Big E" in another forum.
I'd like to see the next CVN named Enterprise. But I honestly think that LHA-7 will be named Enterprise.
"The Big E" will make her final deployment in the Spring of 2012. Amazin!!!! No active naval vessel in the World can match this record.None.
"The Big E" is a Living Legend"
CVN-65 Deployments - Major Events
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV 1961 - NOV 1961 Commisioning
AUG 1962 - OCT 1962 Mediterranean
OCT 1962 - OCT 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
FEB 1963 - SEP 1963 Mediterranean
FEB 1964 - JUL 1964 Mediterranean
JUL 1964 - OCT 1964 The Around The World Cruise Of Nuclear Task Force One
AUG 1964 - Shellback Initiation - 6 AUG 1964 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG 1964 - AUG 1964 Neptunus Rex
AUG 1964 - AUG 1964 NEPTUNUS REX (CROSSING THE EQUATOR) LAT 00- LONG 00
NOV 1964 - AUG 1965 Dry Dock - Nuclear Refueling
NOV 1965 - JUN 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV 1965 - - - Shellback Initiation - 7 NOV 1965 - Atlantic Ocean
NOV 1965 - - - Shellback Initiation - 20 NOV 1965 - Indian Ocean
DEC 1965 - JUN 1966 First nuclear powered warship to serve in combat Dec 2 1965
NOV 1966 - JUL 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1968 - JUN 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR 1969 - JUL 1969 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1969 Shellback Initiation - 18 JUL 1969 - Pacific Ocean
FEB 1971 Shellback Initiation - 12 FEB 1971 - Atlantic Ocean
FEB 1971 - - - Cape Horn - 25 FEB 1971
MAR 1971 - Shellback Initiation - 23 MAR 1971 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN 1971 - - - Shellback Initiation - 19 JUN 1971 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN 1971 - Shellback Initiation - 19 JUN 1971 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN 1971 - FEB 1972 West Pac
SEP 1971 - Shellback Initiation - 25 SEP 1971 - Indian Ocean
JUL 1972 - NOV 1974 West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP 1974 - SEP 1975 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1975 - APR 1975 Vietnam - Operation Frequent Wind
JUL 1976 - MAR 1977 West Pac
JUL 1977 - - - Shellback Initiation - 7 JUL 1977 - Indian Ocean
APR 1978 - OCT 1978 West Pac
APR 1978 - OCT 1978 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUL 1978 - Shellback Initiation - 29 JUL 1978 - Indian Ocean
SEP 1982 - APR 1983 West Pac-Indian Ocean
NOV 1982 - - - Shellback Initiation - 20 NOV 1982 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1983 - NOV 1983 Mediterranean-Lebanon
NOV 1983 - NOV 1985 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
NOV 1983 - Shellback Initiation - 11 NOV 1983 - Pacific Ocean
NOV 1984 - - - Shellback Initiation - 9 NOV 1984 - Pacific Ocean
DEC 1984 - DEC 1984 Dependents Cruise
JAN 1986 - AUG 1986 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
APR 1986 - APR 1986 Suez Canal transit - 28 APR 1986
NOV 1987 - DEC 1987 NorPac
APR 1988 - Shellback Initiation - 12 APR 1988 - Indian Ocean
APR 1988 - DEC 1988 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
SEP 1989 - MAR 1990 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP 1989 - MAR 1990 World Cruise
JAN 1990 - - - Shellback Initiation - 10 JAN 1990 - Indian Ocean
NOV 1998 - APR 1999 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
NOV 1998 - MAR 1999 Desert Fox
FEB 1999 - MAR 1999 Kosovo
APR 2001 - NOV 2001 Mediterranean
AUG 2003 - FEB 2004 Mediterranean
MAY 2006 - NOV 2006 West Pac
SEP 2006 Shellback Initiation - 21 SEP 2006 - Indian Ocean
JUL 2007 - DEC 2007 OPERATION ENDOURING FREEDOM
DEC 2007 - DEC 2007 Suez Canal Transit - 1 DEC 2007
APR 2008 - MAY 2010 Dry Dock
JAN 2011 - JUL 2011 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUN 2011 - Shellback Initiation - 22 JUN 2011 - Indian Ocean
As of 7-14-11 The USS Enterprise CVAN/CVN-65 has received
Combat Action Ribbon 5 awards
Joint Service Meritorious Service Award
Navy Unit Commendation 4 awards
Meritorious Unit Citation 4 awards
Navy 'E' Awards 3 awards (since there has been a ribbon)
Navy Expeditionary 2 awards
National Defense 3 awards
Armed Forces Expeditionary 16 awards
Vietnam Service 5 awards
Southeast Asia Service
Global Terrorism Expeditionary
Global Terrorism Service
Armed Forces Service 3 awards
Humanitarian Service 2 awards
Sea Service 6 awards
RVN Presidential Unit Citation
RVN Gallantry Cross Unit awards
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Why such a difference in the displacement among the aircraft carriers of the Nimitz class? They have so many differences in the equipment?
Check here: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english201..._131032004.htm
D-Mitch, I don't know where that website got that info but the USN list all Nimitz class displacing 97,000 tons.
And if the weights are different there have been modifications to each ship over the years. As an example the Nimitz keel was laid in June 1968. That's over 42 years ago.