Petition for new USS Enterprise

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  1. diddyriddick

    diddyriddick Active Member

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  2. syscom3

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    "The USS Enterprise, the oldest active combat vessel in the Navy as of 2009, had been scheduled to be decommissioned as late as 2014. On April 6, 2009 Admiral Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations, stated that he would be seeking a congressional dispensation to speed up the process. Under this new timetable, the ship would complete one final deployment before being decommissioned in late 2012 or early 2013. This would temporarily reduce the U.S. Navy to having only ten active aircraft carriers through the launch of the USS Gerald R. Ford in 2015. The Navy's reasoning for the earlier decommission date is due to the cost of operating eight nuclear reactors, which consumes a significantly larger amount of funds compared to the two-reactor Nimitz class. The process of taking the ship out of active service is expected to take some time due to the ship's eight nuclear reactors. The Enterprise will be the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier ever to be decommissioned by the United States Navy. [17] If the waiver is approved by Congress, Enterprise would retire after over 50 years of continuous service."
     
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    Probably will see a new Enterprise carrier in the future, as the next new class will return to old names instead for Presidents. So, here's to hoping for a new USS Yorktown CVN-? 8)
     
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    I cannot wait until they do that. It's one thing to name Carriers after incredible presidents like Washington Lincoln, it's another to name them after non-incredible presidents like Ford and Bush. If you have to name them after a person, why not after somebody that actually fought on the front lines. I always that "Crazy Horse" would be a great name for a carrier.
     
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    And naming them after politicians who were basically nobodies .... like the Stinson or Stennis.

    Maybe Bush deserves to have a carrier named after him because he was a naval aviator who did fight in some of the epic battles of that war.
     
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    Gerald Ford served in the navy during WW II also.
    Gerald Ford - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Some pretty important battles on his career list too.


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    But he wasnt a naval aviator like Bush was.

    Not to say President Ford wasn't a hero by his own actions.
     
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    Be cool for a new Enterprise. Wonder if they'll name any carriers Pershing, or Patton?
     
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    How about the USS Douglas MacArthur. I think that would be a great name. But I like the Enterprise, Lexington, and Yorktown as well. :D
     
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    My preference would be to name carriers after famous battles.

    I'm with Lucky.....

    USS Yorktown

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    I've got a soft spot for the Yorktown too! Ranger as well since my father served on the Ranger during Vietnam.
     
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    I vote we name one the USS Diddyriddick!

    No?
     
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    It would definitely be a name that sticks with you.
     
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    ooonnnooo,can a USS Nixion be far behind? He was a navy guy. I vote for Yorktown.

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    I wonder if they will scrap her? seems like scraping wouldnt be worth it... I think she's too big to keep as a museum and it would be too expensive to prepare her as an artificial reef. Once they remove the reactors, how would they get her to the scrapping location? maybe they'll just do what they did with the USS America:

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    Sell her to Israel!

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  16. syscom3

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    Comiso, I would think the Enterprise would be mothballed or put into a semi-reserve status for a couple of decades before scrapping is even considered.
     
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    Yeah... youre prob right but me thinks they will take the cheapest route and that may mean the same fate as the America.

    It like to see them save the whole island though... it's so distinctive.


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    Don't remember exactly how many ships there's supposed to be in the new class, but I think that it was 5.

    My suggestions,

    1. USS Yorktown
    2. USS Coral Sea
    3. USS Midway
    4. USS Enterprise
    5. USS .........
     
  20. Messy1

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    I'd love to see another Hornet myself. Bring back the Carriers we started WW2 with.
     
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