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Enterprise Nuclear Carrier Enterprise CVN-65 Arrives in Norfolk for Disposal

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The nuclear aircraft carrier Enterprise (Enterprise) CVN-65 is towed to Norfolk for recycling. The ship will be disposed of at the Newport News Shipbuilding shipyard. On board the aircraft carrier, which has been in the process of removing onboard equipment for months already, about 6 shipbuilders from Newport News Shipbuilding and Huntington Ingalls Industries attended.


The first priority when disposing of an aircraft carrier will be the unloading of nuclear fuel and the deactivation of a nuclear reactor when organizing radiological monitoring.

The aircraft carrier Enterprise was laid down at the Newport News Shipbuilding shipyard in 1958 and was introduced to the US Navy 25 November 1961. The official ceremony to remove the aircraft carrier from the Navy took place on December 1 2012 at the naval station in Norfolk . During this ceremony, it was announced that the name Enterprise would be assigned to a new generation of aircraft carrier CVN-80 of the type Gerald R.Ford (CVN-78).
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  1. experienced
    experienced 21 June 2013 11: 40 New
    27
    The aircraft carrier Enterprise was laid down at Newport News Shipbuilding in 1958 and entered the US Navy on November 25, 1961.

    This inspires respect, as well as the service life, our results would be winked Well, more blades and needles for the US economy laughing
    1. il grand casino
      il grand casino 21 June 2013 12: 00 New
      +2
      You also forgot about radioactive waste. They also need to be let into the masses. Let save on lighting at night)))
      1. dustycat
        dustycat 21 June 2013 13: 01 New
        0
        The armor-piercing anti-caliber anti-T72 and T90 will also go for radio medicine.
      2. sub307
        sub307 21 June 2013 15: 35 New
        -1
        I will not be very surprised if they send their waste directly (or not directly, but, so to speak, through states "friendly" to us) to Russia. For the loot of course. Precedents gladly. waste of foreign origin seems to have already happened. As for the grandmother with our officials "to resolve issues" in the United States probably in the know. And our president, as usual, "will not be up to date", well, as with the supply of weapons to Azerbaijan - for example.
        1. Old fox
          Old fox 21 June 2013 16: 54 New
          +1
          no one will be surprised, not only you))
    2. Truffoff
      Truffoff 21 June 2013 12: 09 New
      20
      Amricos in 1958 in three years built an aircraft carrier. What are we paying our defense industry for ??? What equipment did they have in 1958? By modern standards, too backward, built the same.
      Ours generally will not learn bread and water yet.
      1. Atrix
        Atrix 21 June 2013 12: 50 New
        16
        Quote: Truffoff
        Amricos in 1958 in three years built an aircraft carrier. What are we paying our defense industry for ??? What equipment did they have in 1958? By modern standards, too backward, built the same.
        Ours generally will not learn bread and water yet.

        Now show me our ships that are in service for more than half a century. Why don’t you tell, and the USA knows how to count money, it’s only with us that they can build the cruiser of Project 1144 Orlan at the cost of an aircraft carrier and write off in 10 years
        1. dustycat
          dustycat 21 June 2013 13: 04 New
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          Well, that’s why 10 years later they were written off rather than sent for modernization - this is a big question for the FSB and the prosecutor’s office.
          Even Chinook and Apache helicopters (the fuselages themselves) have survived more than 10 upgrades.
          1. Airman
            Airman 21 June 2013 13: 51 New
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            Quote: dustycat
            Well, that’s why 10 years later they were written off rather than sent for modernization - this is a big question for the FSB and the prosecutor’s office.
            Even Chinook and Apache helicopters (the fuselages themselves) have survived more than 10 upgrades.


            And our nuclear submarine "Shark" is written off due to the lack of missiles. Is it easier to build a new one than to upgrade?
            1. abc_alex
              abc_alex 21 June 2013 16: 34 New
              +1
              Unfortunately and unfortunately for this wonderful ship it was built under a rocket. Under specifically this rocket.

              It is impossible to recreate rocket production - its first steps were made in Ukraine.

              And its modern counterparts (for example "Bulava") are almost three times lighter (37 tons against 90) and one and a half times shorter (11 meters against 16). But they carry a smaller number of warheads (6 versus 10). To maintain the combat power of the boat and replace the missiles, almost all of its bow must be redone. Decrease the diameter of mines, but increase their number. In this case, the boat will still be too powerful and will essentially "carry air".
          2. abc_alex
            abc_alex 21 June 2013 16: 23 New
            +1
            And where did you get the idea that they were written off? One Orlan walks, the second set for modernization. The third under and the fourth also seem to be going to upgrade. And the very first of them is already 33 years old ...

            Just in the 90s who needed them then? And now in Russia it’s not up to fig shipbuilding plants that can take a kind of car.
        2. GELEZNII_KAPUT
          GELEZNII_KAPUT 21 June 2013 13: 29 New
          +7
          In the USA, they always knew how to build ships of good quality, for example, the pre-deck cruiser "Varyag" was considered one of the best ships of the Russian fleet, built at the American plant in Philadelphia, it was launched in 1899 or, for example, the pre-deck cruiser "Aurora" was launched. in 1900, built by the "New Admiralty" of the Russian Empire, which was morally obsolete by the end of the construction! I don't want to offend our shipbuilders with this, but it's a fact! hi
        3. Tambov we ...
          Tambov we ... 21 June 2013 16: 16 New
          0
          Rescue catamaran ship “Commune” is the oldest ship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. He is already over 100 years old.
          1. Bashkaus
            Bashkaus 21 June 2013 17: 57 New
            +1
            What are you, what are you dear? Hush! now, when the "guard" starts again, everything is gone, we have an old rusty fleet, which is more than 100 years old. "You can't say that, the Lebirats will be overexcited (((
      2. Gato
        Gato 21 June 2013 14: 59 New
        +1
        Amricos in 1958 in three years built an aircraft carrier. What are we paying our defense industry for ??? What equipment did they have in 1958?

        The equipment was perhaps the best in the world and there were a lot of it. And this is taking into account the fact that after 2MB many shipyards were closed. Here are the data:
        “The increase in shipbuilding capacity was mainly due to the construction of new and expansion of existing state and private shipbuilding and ship repair enterprises. m, then in 1939 the number of such shipyards increased to 38, and the stocks on them - to 120
        For the entire period of the Second World War, the volume of commercial shipbuilding amounted to 5091 ships with a total carrying capacity of over 38 million tons, and for the Navy from 1941 to 1945, more than 1500 ships and auxiliary ships were built (with a total displacement of over 4,5 million tons) , including 561 patrol ships (including amphibious fast transports converted from patrol ships), 389 destroyers (including fast minelayers converted from destroyers), 217 submarines, about 60 Anian carriers, 70 auxiliary ships, 34 light cruisers , 15 heavy cruisers. "

        Ours would have such capacities, but not bread and water.
        1. Army1
          Army1 21 June 2013 16: 34 New
          +2
          Quote: Gato
          Ours would have such capacities, but not bread and water.

          Golden words, otherwise they drive the workers as if they were the only ones to blame, they themselves chose the ship and they themselves build, they completely forgot about the leadership of the state, everyone has different skills, but I would put our officials on bread and water.
      3. kirieeleyson
        kirieeleyson 22 June 2013 02: 16 New
        0
        Quote: Truffoff
        in three years they built an aircraft carrier. What are we paying our defense industry for ??? What equipment did they have in 1958? By modern standards, too backward, built the same.

        This barge has undergone so many infusions and upgrades that only memory and a wheelhouse remain of the ship built in 58. As a result, this vessel sucked more money from the American taxpayers than the construction of half of the Arleigh Berks. Because one of the experienced. More than $ 700 million was spent on eliminating "childhood diseases", according to the official documents of shipbuilding corporations. So, the Amers are happy to get rid of this "grandfather"
    3. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 22 June 2013 17: 52 New
      0
      Quote: seasoned
      This inspires respect, as well as the service life, our results would be winked Well, more blades and needles for the US economy laughing


      And after kapitalki could iron the waters of the oceans for another 20 years. It was urgently needed to vacate a place for new equipment.
  2. pa_nik
    pa_nik 21 June 2013 11: 41 New
    -1
    Here it is - GOOD NEWS !!! good Let others show the way laughing Everything in the world will be calmer ...
    1. dustycat
      dustycat 21 June 2013 13: 05 New
      +2
      Why is that?
      Even more evil appear under this nickname.
    2. Airman
      Airman 21 June 2013 13: 56 New
      +2
      Quote: pa_nik
      Here it is - GOOD NEWS !!! good Let others show the way laughing Everything in the world will be calmer ...


      What are you happy about? There will be a new CVN-80, more modern, will bring even greater concern.
      1. pa_nik
        pa_nik 21 June 2013 16: 37 New
        +1
        I am glad that: "The sequestration of the US military budget has already significantly affected the combat readiness of the country's armed forces, warned First Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.
        He stressed that for his department, the consequences of forced cost reductions are "not only deplorable and shameful, but also destructive." For example, aircraft were suspended in 12 combat and 18 training squadrons of the US Air Force, Carter said. Also, all 9 command-and-staff exercises planned before the end of the year and all with one exception, the Decisive Action brigade exercises based on rotation, were canceled in the army. This reduces the level of current readiness of the troops and weakens the confidence of the command in whether he will have the necessary resources for the future, the deputy minister said.

        Sequestration gives rise to “uncertainty in the United States - in the eyes of both friends and enemies,” Carter said, calling it “perhaps the most disturbing” consequence of the current financial uncertainty.

        Compared to the US military budget, the scale of cuts is not that large. However, as Carter explained, the decision to reduce spending by $ 37 billion entered into force in the middle of the fiscal year, and thus the military department had only about 6 months to complete it. In addition, about $ 20 billion needed to be cut under the article "operation and repair", which directly affects the combat readiness.

        Finally, the sequestration also touched upon the “additional budget of wartime,” the Pentagon deputy head recalled. And since front-line needs in any case have to be met as a matter of priority, the savings on the remaining items should be even greater, he said. In addition, he said, the transportation costs of the US military in Afghanistan were significantly higher than planned this year.

        As a result, the Pentagon has to save not only on exercises, but generally wherever possible, Carter admitted. With particular regret, he stated that due to budgetary constraints, the military department not only froze the hiring of new employees, but also had to send a certain number of specialists on unpaid leave.

        "All this also affects combat readiness, negatively affects the retention of personnel, recruiting new recruits and the morale of the troops," - said the US Deputy Secretary of Defense.

        Not every day report similar news wassat And somehow it’s more familiar to see our equipment arrived / next for remelting. am
  3. Vtel
    Vtel 21 June 2013 11: 44 New
    +6
    Yes, the term is long - to see the iron was good, not Made in Chin. Let the rest of the Yankon bears recycle, there is nothing to destroy the ecology of the oceans.
    1. Aryan
      Aryan 21 June 2013 12: 01 New
      -3
      I think he had a 3 meter concrete case ...
      and how will it be "sawed"?
      and who from this navlnrushing?
      1. dustycat
        dustycat 21 June 2013 13: 09 New
        +2
        Easily.
        Cable and chain saws in Russia will be purchased.
        An order for them has long been placed. And it even seems to be done.
  4. Nevsky
    Nevsky 21 June 2013 11: 45 New
    +4
    Can buy on second-hand rights? what
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 21 June 2013 11: 48 New
      +6
      Quote: Nevsky
      Can buy on second-hand rights?

      Wake up to yourself or as a gift winked
      1. evgenii67
        evgenii67 21 June 2013 11: 53 New
        +3
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        Wake up to yourself or as a gift

        To the Chinese for the anniversary
  5. trenitron
    trenitron 21 June 2013 11: 51 New
    +3
    I would be more pleased with the message that the US fleet has arrived for recycling
    1. dustycat
      dustycat 21 June 2013 13: 10 New
      +7
      Well, if we don't have enough money for the next Enterprise, then we'll celebrate.
  6. aviamed90
    aviamed90 21 June 2013 11: 51 New
    +3
    I remember him in the 90th.

    He constantly spun on the exercises of the US Navy in conjunction with South Korea.

    Who replaced him?
    1. Atrix
      Atrix 21 June 2013 12: 45 New
      +4
      Quote: aviamed90
      Who replaced him?

      So far, it has not been replaced with anything, the plan for the new in 2015. And so they now have 10 aircraft carriers floating.
    2. Kars
      Kars 21 June 2013 13: 52 New
      +2
      USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78)

      As I heard it was already launched. And the completion is afloat.
  7. Ruslan_F38
    Ruslan_F38 21 June 2013 11: 57 New
    +5
    Great news! It is desirable, of course, that all other aircraft carriers, and indeed all the military equipment of the Americans (preferably with crews), be disposed of - I think the whole world will breathe a sigh of relief.
    1. TRex
      TRex 21 June 2013 14: 41 New
      +1
      Nothing good. How we all dreamed that he would be "finished" somewhere in the Persian Gulf ... Remember, lads?
  8. LOCKS
    LOCKS 21 June 2013 12: 11 New
    +5
    Whatever it was, they preferred to disassemble it ourselves, and not as we at the price of scrap metal to "friends". The Chinese would gladly repaint it and the system, they have more experience in this matter. The only pity is that this is not just recycling, but a planned replacement in spite of any crises.
  9. Stiletto
    Stiletto 21 June 2013 12: 12 New
    +8
    Too bad in Norfolk. They would have drove him to us, because entire generations of Soviet scientists, submariners and aces of long-range aviation had carefully prepared for its disposal for many years, and would have been happy to participate in it.
  10. B_KypTke
    B_KypTke 21 June 2013 12: 19 New
    +2
    Enterprise Nuclear Carrier Enterprise CVN-65 Arrives in Norfolk for Disposal

    Dosvidos.
  11. Nayhas
    Nayhas 21 June 2013 12: 23 New
    +2
    E = mc2 goodbye!
  12. cartridge
    cartridge 21 June 2013 12: 32 New
    +1
    Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Enterprise CVN-65 has been towed to Norfolk for disposal.


    Well, how many of it will make sewing needles? what
  13. Bort radist
    Bort radist 21 June 2013 12: 40 New
    +8
    I understand and share the feelings of the majority. BUT! I would like to take off my hat to a worthy adversary, especially a veteran.
  14. fisherman
    fisherman 21 June 2013 13: 20 New
    +5
    It would be better if it was disposed of in 1969.
    Explosion at Enterprise on January 14, 1969.
  15. MG42
    MG42 21 June 2013 13: 46 New
    +7
    Let us remember the old man with a kindly quiet word ..
    1. Manager
      Manager 21 June 2013 14: 45 New
      +5
      Quote: MG42
      Let us remember the old man with a kindly quiet word ..

      I agree! Good aircraft carrier. In any case, he went down in history. And in how many films I starred not to count.
    2. Gato
      Gato 21 June 2013 15: 14 New
      +6
      I am not a supporter of aircraft carriers (especially American) - but the adversary looked beautiful!
  16. Severok
    Severok 21 June 2013 13: 51 New
    +2
    "Enterprise" for needles, equipment in Afghanistan for scrap ... Something does not fit in my head, somewhere there is a catch.
    1. Manager
      Manager 21 June 2013 14: 48 New
      0
      Quote: Severok
      "Enterprise" for needles, equipment in Afghanistan for scrap ... Something does not fit in my head, somewhere there is a catch.

      What a catch, tank plants are overloaded with orders, aircraft plants rivet f22 and 35 only on the way. Probably the same thing at the top. Here you have the crisis, here you have the debtors to the whole world .... We would have to endure the crisis like that.
      1. viktorR
        viktorR 21 June 2013 17: 04 New
        0
        aircraft plants rivet f22 and 35 just in the way.

        Yes, I'll look "in the subject" (sarcasm), 35 have not yet brought it to their senses, and 22 have not been doing it for a long time, they stopped without having built even two hundred
    2. Gato
      Gato 21 June 2013 15: 11 New
      0
      No catch, you have to feed the military-industrial complex. The cost of the Gerald Ford, which is being built to replace it, is about $ 40 billion, excluding aircraft. I don't even know about the cost of its operation, but I think no less.
  17. Yuriwhite
    Yuriwhite 21 June 2013 14: 25 New
    +2
    Good news! How many of them remain - a little over a dozen. And for the modern USA this is a very very big burden. The meaning of aircraft carriers is to support local conflicts with underdeveloped countries. For developed countries - an excellent target.
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  19. Ivanovich47
    Ivanovich47 21 June 2013 14: 47 New
    0
    Despite the withdrawal of obsolete ships from the US Navy, overseas "partners" do not reduce the combat power of their fleet. US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said that at least 11 aircraft carriers will always be in service with the US Navy. According to him, aircraft carriers let the US fight an adversary anywhere in the world. So that Russian sailors must conduct combat training thoroughly.
  20. Kowalsky
    Kowalsky 21 June 2013 15: 06 New
    +1
    It would be necessary to help the "partners" in such an important and responsible matter ... Long ago, they developed a complex for the remote disposal of aircraft carriers :)
    1. Bashkaus
      Bashkaus 21 June 2013 17: 59 New
      0
      Ironically, the fate of this nuclear submarine project is also being utilized ((
  21. Kowalsky
    Kowalsky 21 June 2013 15: 12 New
    +1
    In general, Heroic Captains are shocked :)
  22. darksoul
    darksoul 21 June 2013 16: 19 New
    0
    They started up under the knife but immediately to new developments:

    During this ceremony, it was announced that the name Enterprise would be given to the new generation CVN-80 aircraft carrier of the Gerald R. Ford-class (CVN-78).

    What can I say, we would be so ... otherwise corvettes, corvettes, give us also an aircraft carrier and a cruiser)))
  23. Bashkaus
    Bashkaus 21 June 2013 18: 00 New
    0
    Something seems to me all this is suspicious, somewhere here the dog is buried, amers for every saty plane are strangled, in the desert they are stored for hundreds of firefighters, but here I don't understand such a fool ((
    1. Cat
      Cat 21 June 2013 22: 13 New
      0
      Quote: Bashkaus
      Something seems to me all this suspicious, somewhere here the dog is buried, amers for every saty plane are strangled, in the desert they are stored for hundreds of firefighters, and here such a fool and not even a museum - I don’t understand
      it's easier with planes: in Arizona there is such a tricky place where, thanks to the coincidence of climatic conditions, planes can be stored for decades - without any maintenance and conservation measures. But with boats such a number does not work, dragging a fool the size of an aircraft carrier into the desert is still a hemorrhoid =))) Even simply leaving "for later", having parked in the same Iowa, will not work, because it is dumb, for a vigorous reactor etc. Terrorists will penetrate to some extent - and yeah, get it, fascist, Chernobyl =))
  24. Kowalsky
    Kowalsky 21 June 2013 18: 28 New
    0
    Quote: Bashkaus
    By an evil irony of fate, this submarine project is also being utilized ((

    Yes, but this is much sadder than the Enterprise. But now at least they began to build replacement boats.
  25. Tourist Breakfast
    Tourist Breakfast 21 June 2013 21: 36 New
    0
    During this ceremony, it was announced that the name Enterprise would be given to the new generation CVN-80 aircraft carrier of the Gerald R. Ford-class (CVN-78).


    And the CVN-65 itself was named in turn in honor of the equally famous CV-6 "Enterprise", which distinguished itself during such naval battles of WWII as Midway, Goodakanal, Solomon Islands, etc.
  26. Prosto vovochka
    Prosto vovochka 21 June 2013 21: 37 New
    0
    Quote: Bashkaus
    Something seems to me all this is suspicious, somewhere here the dog is buried, amers for every saty plane are strangled, in the desert they are stored for hundreds of firefighters, but here I don't understand such a fool ((

    Very strange. Maybe they have their own Serdyukov appeared?