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http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2012/1...ys-scrap-heap/

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So the ship, all 90,000 tons of it will be cut up and the metal sold for scrap.

But that doesn't mean the name Enterprise will fade from U.S. Navy history. There have been seven other warships to bear that name and there is already a petition to name a yet-to-be-built carrier the ninth USS Enterprise.

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# 2
11-04-2012, 12:10 PM
Always a shame to see great ships go guess they cant preserve everything as a museum ship
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# 3
11-04-2012, 12:22 PM
Aloha old friend, had many good memories aboard her as well as tragedy. The ship may be disappearing, but the name will live on forever.

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# 4
11-04-2012, 12:26 PM
She wasn't only a ship, she was a nuclear wessal............nuclear wessal...........hello we are looking for a nuclear wessal.

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# 5
11-04-2012, 05:22 PM
Awwww.... tis sad news indeed. Farewell old friend.
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# 6
11-04-2012, 05:31 PM
*salutes*

No matter happened, she always brought her crew home.

Bon Voyage, Enterprise. We'll miss you, and hope the next Enterprise will be just as memorable.
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# 7
11-04-2012, 05:35 PM
So the big E is to retire due to metal fatigue, or is it an other reason?
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# 8
11-04-2012, 06:00 PM
I think it was something to do with the reactors' lifespan. 50 years is a long time for a nuclear reactor built in the 1950s.

Maybe the next one will have a warp core instead.
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What should I wish upon the endless universe;
To be able to smile and forgive everything;
That's right, if we light up the dream in our hearts without averting our eyes;
We should be able to walk whatever tomorrow comes...

I am V. Adm. Kha Yuung, and I approve of this message.
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# 9
11-04-2012, 06:27 PM
The Enterprise was extremely expensive to operate and the reactors were not as efficient in comparison to the Nimitz-class. Hopefully, the CVN-80 will be named as the new Enterprise or one of the new America-class LHAs.
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# 10
11-04-2012, 07:42 PM
She was an old ship, radiation does strange things to metal alloys and after a time its just too dangerous to operate.
I'm surprised though, being the worlds first nuclear aircraft carrier should entitle her to a better fate than the scrap heap, time will tell but it would surprise me if no effort is made to save her that fate. It wouldn't be the first time that the Navy tried to scrap a ship only to have it saved by public and private sector efforts.
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