SHIPS--UNITED STATES

USS Enterprise



The eighth Enterprise (CVA(N)-65) - the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier was laid down on 4 February 1958 at Newport News, Va., by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.; launched on 24 September 1960; sponsored by Mrs. William B. Franke, wife of the Secretary of the Navy; and commissioned on 25 November 1961, Captain Vincent P. de Poix in command.

This page features images from the 1970's.

Images of the ship from the 1960's

Images of the ship from the 1980's

Images of the ship from the 1990's

Images of life aboard the ship activities


Click on the image for a larger view

L-File Photo Enterprise 24 December 1970

Three sailors eat dinner, in the background painted on a bomb elevator door is a scene of a trolley car.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 386KB; 3300 x 2550 pixels

 
L-File Photo Enterprise February 1971

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. USS Enterprise (CVN 65), passes Sugar Loaf mountain as it approaches the harbor.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 1599KB; 6600 x 5100 pixels

 
L-File Photo Enterprise 1971

Aerial image of USS Enterprise underway, 1971.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 1137KB; 2903 x 2261 pixels

 
L-File Photo Enterprise 1972

Pacific Ocean. The ammunition ship USS Shasta, (AE-33), provides underway replenishment to USS Enterprise, (CVN 65,) as the escort ship USS Bagley, (DE-1069), moves into position for replenishment.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 1137KB; 6600 x 5100 pixels

 
L-File Photo Enterprise 1974

USS Enterprise CVN 65, returning to her homeport following a six month shipyard period. The ship sailed into San Francisco Bay and on to Alameda Naval Air Station on February 4, 1974, completing a two-day cruise from Puget Sound Naval Shipyard at Bremerton, Washington. Making the trip with the ship were 615 dependents of crewmen, over 100 cats, dogs and birds, 1,091 cars, 90 motorcycles, 45 pickups and campers, 12 boats, and several tons of household goods. While being overhauled in the shipyard, the ship was altered slightly to accommodate the F-14 Tomcat, the Navy's newest jet fighter, the first two squadrons of which would operate from her flight deck later that year.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 15297KB; 6600 x 5100 pixels

 
L-File Photo Enterprise 1975

Aerial view of USS Enterprise in the South China Sea, 15 January 1975.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 1529KB; 6600 x 5100 pixels

 
L-File Photo Enterprise 1976

Aerial image of USS Enterprise underway, 1976


U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 979KB; 2850 x 2231 pixels

 
L-File Photo Enterprise 29 Oct. 1976

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. A Port side view as she is surrounded by small craft welcoming her on her arrival.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 1196KB; 6600 x 5100 pixels

 
L-File Photo Enterprise 1978a

Aerial image of USS Enterprise flight deck, 1978, underway in the southern California operating area.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 1253KB; 2862 x 2237 pixels

 
L-File Photo Enterprise 1978b

Aerial image of USS Enterprise, 1978.


U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

Online Image: 1207KB; 2850 x 2237 pixels

 


For higher resolution images see: Obtaining Photographic Reproductions

To the best of our knowledge, the pictures referenced here are all in the Public Domain, and can therefore be freely downloaded and used for any purpose.





About Us | Privacy Policy | Webmaster | FOIA request | Navy.mil | This is a US Navy website