Officially ‘inactivated’ yesterday at Norfolk, she is cold iron for the first time in 51 years. She’s been involved in every major operation since the Blockade of Cuba in 1962, all the way through her last deployment supporting C5F in the Middle East.
But she is no more…
There was quite the ceremony yesterday pierside in Norfolk, and as the crew filed off and stood at attention on the pier, many former members of her crew, the families and some of the builders watched.
SECNAV Mabus indicated yesterday that the USS ENTERPRISE will live again, and will be the third carrier in the FORD Class, following the USS GERALD FORD and USS JOHN F KENNEDY.
You can read the entire article HERE.
h/t Les, Skippy and others.