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Enterprise dismantling

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    Posted: 01 Mar 2021 at 6:07pm
The first Nuclear carrier is still afloat.  They are having problems decided how to handle the scrapping.
1. $1.2 Billion to remove reactor components by Navy then give to commercial companies for torching
2. $900 Million+ to have commercial companies do it all. (nuclear components uncertain as to disposition.
Scheduled tentatively for 2024.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SaltiDawg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Mar 2021 at 7:07pm
I was aboard USS Haynesworth in July 1962 Plane Guarding for the Enterprise off the Coast of Boston.

While standing Port Bridge lookout I saw a plane taking off from the Big E and Crash. The Pilot got out and he and his plane passed down the STBD side of the Carrier and sank. It was Enterprise's first Plane/Pilot loss. We searched for hours and found nothing - another ship found some debris.

First fatality I had ever seen - and fortunately this was at a distance. I was not always so lucky.

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The last time I saw Enterprise was while we were crossing the bay between Virginia Beach and Kiptopeke. It was near sundown and raining. I looked out the stbd side just to see the Enterprise making some good knots and heading right for the ferry. She wasn't changing course nor was the ferry. She passed our stern maybe by a couple thousand feet. They looked closer I guess due to the size and the weather.
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The last time I saw the Big E, she was grounded in SF Bay. Pilot missed the channel into Alameda NAS carrier piers. I observed the snafu whilst sailing my sloop from homeport (Redwood City) up to San Fran for the weekend.
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