Sunday, December 2, 2012

Enterprise Finished With Engines -- December 2, 2012

USS Enterprise, CVN-65, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, retired yesterday.  I remember when she was stationed at the Alameda Naval Air Station.  I used to watch her sail through the Golden Gate. 

This photo shows Enterprise sailing towards the Golden Gate Bridge in 1974.  She had to wait till low tiede to clear the deck of the bridge.  U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. 


businessman said...

I was stationed on the Enterprise ( The Big E ) from June 1977 till May 1978. I was a radioman 3rd class in CR division . I went under the Golden Gate Bridge many times while on board. I got some excellent pictures of the bridge and Alcatraz island too. I am sorry to hear about its fate at Washington's shipyard. That ship was involved with the Cuban Missile crisis too . It has a history behind it.

Joe Thompson said...

Thanks for sharing your memories. Have a happy Veterans' Day.