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    BREMERTON, Wash. — The Navy's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise, has made its final voyage after 51 years of service and has arrived at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia to be deactivated.But the famed ship is eventually headed for Washington.After spent fuel is removed at Norfolk, the Navy plans to tow the Enterprise to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard at Bremerton

    Read more here: BREMERTON, Wash.: USS Enterprise makes last run; reactor compartments to go to Hanford | Northwest News | Tri-CityHerald.com
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    I spent the summer of 1965 on Oahu with my scout troop & got to see her pull into pearl harbor. Also we laid a wreath on the almost new Arizona memorial. Pretty emotional stuff.
    Still had bullet holes in the mess hall walls at Wheeler field where we camped out & bomb craters alongside runways. I would never buy a Jap car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl/PA;
    ... the Navy plans to tow the Enterprise to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard at Bremerton
    For scrap! I know the metal is valuable. But doesn't this thing have some place in history?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrb7 View Post
    For scrap! I know the metal is valuable. But doesn't this thing have some place in history?
    Makes me tear up! Hell yes we have to scrap her-if not, that socialist in the Gray House is liable to give her to the Chinks!!

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    She was just here in mayport picking people up for a tiger cruise and then left for norfolk. Awesome ship that has served her country well.

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    Makes me tear up! Hell yes we have to scrap her-if not, that socialist in the Gray House is liable to give her to the Chinks!!
    WAS THINKING THE SAME THING.

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    Man that is sad. I hate when any old ship, base, aircraft, etc.... are deactivated. I spent many years working on and superising others on Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force C-9 transport planes. Hell the two Marine birds I had flown on when I was young and in the Corps. Spent 2 years in charge of the Presidential Fleet of C-9C's. Got to go to Andrews AFB quite often to go through the squadron recieving inspection with them. I loved those planes. Then they slowly started deactivating them. Not sure how many are left flying right now, but it's probably only a few, if any. I imagine they're all out at Davis-Monthan AFB in Arizona. It's just sad to see stuff go. I wonder how many sailors have served aboard the Enterprise??
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