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 1980's.
Images of the ship from the 1960's
Images of the ship from the 1970's
Images of the ship from the 1990's
Images of life aboard the ship activities
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