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World's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise retires from US Navy

Washington , Sun, 02 Dec 2012 ANI

Washington, Dec. 2 (ANI): The world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier has retired from active service in the U.S. Navy.

The USS Enterprise ended its notable 51-year career on Saturday during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia.

Thousands of former crew members, ship builders and their families lined a pier to bid farewell to one of the most decorated ships in the Navy, CBS News reports.

The ship served in every major conflict since participating in a blockade during the Cuban Missile Crisis, the report said.

According to the report, with the inactivation, the U.S. fleet is temporarily reduced to 10 aircraft carriers, while the USS Gerald R. Ford is built. It will join the fleet in 2015.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said in a recorded video message during the ceremony that a future aircraft carrier would be named USS Enterprise, the report added. (ANI)


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