US Enterprise class

Aircraft Carrier (Nuclear Powered)


Aircraft Carrier (Nuclear Powered) Enterprise class

Derivatives / Succeeded by
1975 US Nimitz class
1986         US Improved Nimitz class
2017                 US Ford class


92430full load (tn)
331.60length (m)
40.50beam (m)
11.90draught (m)
34max speed (knots)

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----USUS NavyCVN-79Ford class USS John F Kennedy
19612012USUS NavyCVN-65USS EnterpriseNIQM - 65
1975--USUS NavyCVN-68Nimitz class USS NimitzNMTZ - 68
1977--USUS NavyCVN-69Nimitz class USS Dwight D. EisenhowerNIKE - 69
1982--USUS NavyCVN-70Nimitz class USS Carl VinsonNCVV - 70
1986--USUS NavyCVN-71Improved Nimitz class USS Theodore RooseveltNNTR - 71
1989--USUS NavyCVN-72Improved Nimitz class USS Abraham LincolnNABE - 72
1992--USUS NavyCVN-73Improved Nimitz class USS George WashingtonNNGW - 73
1995--USUS NavyCVN-74Improved Nimitz class USS John C StennisNJCS - 74
1998--USUS NavyCVN-75Improved Nimitz class USS Harry S. Truman NHST - 75
2003--USUS NavyCVN-76Improved Nimitz class USS Ronald ReaganNRGN - 76
2009--USUS NavyCVN-77Improved Nimitz class USS George H. W. BushNGHW - 77
2017--USUS NavyCVN-78Ford class USS Gerald R FordNGRF - 78

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1957-novOrderedOrdered US CVN-65 USS Enterprise
1958-feb-04Laid downLaid down US CVN-65 USS Enterprise
1960-sep-24LaunchedLaunched US CVN-65 USS Enterprise
1961-nov-25CommissionedCommissioned US CVN-65 USS Enterprise
1962-augDeploymentDeployment US CVN-65 USS Enterprise operating off Portugal with HMS Centaur, HMS Hermes and USS Forrestal during, Exercise RipTide II.
1969-feb US CVN-65 USS Enterprise damaged by rocket explosion in Feb 1969
1986-apr-09DeploymentDeployment US CVN-65 USS Enterprise Vice President George Bush onboard in the Gulf of Oman speaking to sailors
2001-sep-13DeploymentDeployment US CVN-65 USS Enterprise positioned to the northern Arabian Sea with HS-3 embarked, to support AWACS missions over Pakistan until 23 Oct.
2011-jan-26Port VisitPort Visit US CVN-65 USS Enterprise 26-29 January Lisboa, Portugal
2012-dec-01DecommissionedDecommissioned US CVN-65 USS Enterprise at Norfolk, Va.

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