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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 depicting life on board the ship including birthing, medical, and entertainment.

Images of the ship from the 1960's

Images of the ship from the 1970's

Images of the ship from the 1980's

Images of the ship from the 1990's


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L-File Photo Enterprise October 28 1961

Shipboard activities on board Enterprise (CVN 65) prior to preliminary acceptance trials.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

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L-File Photo Enterprise October 1961

Hospital Corpsman checks condition of patients in sickbay just prior to leaving on her initial sea trials.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

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L-File Photo Enterprise 8 July 1962

Birthing aboard the USS Enterprise 1962

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

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L-File Photo Enterprise 2 September 1962

Bing Crosby with ship's pilot during visit to Cannes, France.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

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L-File Photo Enterprise 11 November 1962

Image caption reads "Candy and ice cream for the seagoing sweet tooth."

Official Navy Photograph

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L-File Photo Enterprise 1960s

When, the Enterprise embarked on her initial sea trials, its modern sickbay was prepared to handle any type of shipboard medical emergency. The senior flight surgeon of the Enterprise, CDR Richard E. Leuhrs, USN, (left), performs an operation demonstration.

Official Navy Photograph

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L-File Photo Enterprise 23 December 1963

Merry Christmas from the Enterprise.

Official Navy Photograph

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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.

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L-File Photo Enterprise 30 March 1975

South China Sea - Religious service being held on the deck of the USS Enterprise (CVN 65), as the sun sets.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

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L-File Photo Enterprise 15 December 1982

Crewmen receiving hair cuts in the barber shop aboard Enterprise.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

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L-File Photo Enterprise 1960's

Note: Illegible date on photograph, presumed to be 1960's

Photographer: PH2 Hosier

Marine Honor Guard stands at attention in honor of a shipmate during memorial services on the flight deck of USS Enterprise (CVN 65) while steaming in the Atlantic.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

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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.





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