51 years after being commissioned into the US Navy’s fleet, USS Enterprise (CVN 65), the world’s first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, has seen her last deployment. She was officially decommissioned today at Pier 12 in Norfolk, Virginia.
Circumnavigating the globe 40 times. Yeah, that seems about right. And for my non-geeky friends: Yes, Star Trek's USS Enterprise (NC-1701) was indeed named for this USS Enterprise (CVN-65). Which in turn led to NASA naming one of the space shuttles... Enterprise.
Sing with me now! "The ciiiiiiiiiircle of liiiiiiiiiiife!"
One day, we will have a start-fairing Enterprise - God willing and the creeks don't rise.