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CVN 80 - USS Enterprise

 

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Type, class: Aircraft Carrier, nuclear propulsion - CVN; Gerald R. Ford class
Builder: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia, USA
  
STATUS:
Awarded:
May 23, 2016
Laid down: -
Launched:
Commissioned:
I
 
Homeport: -
Namesake: Enterprise (traditional)
Ships Motto: I
Technical Data: see: INFO > Gerald R. Ford class Aircraft Carrier - CVN

 

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cvn-80 uss enterprise aircraft carrier us navy huntington ingalls industries newport news
A 35-ton steel plate is displayed at Newport News Shipbuilding division during a ceremony to start advance construction of the aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN 80).
The steel plate will become part of the foundation of Enterprise, the ninth U.S. Navy ship to bear the name.
Enterprise will be the third Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier - Newport News, Virginia - August 24, 2017
(U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries by Matt Hildreth/Released)
 

 

USS Enterprise (CVN-80) will be the third Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier to be built for the United States Navy. She will be the ninth United States naval vessel to bear the name, and is scheduled to be constructed and in operation by 2027.

On 1 December 2012, during the presentation of a pre-recorded speech at the inactivation ceremony for USS Enterprise (CVN-65), U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that CVN-80 would be named Enterprise. She will be the ninth ship and the third aircraft carrier in the history of the United States Navy to bear the name. CVN-80 will also be the first American supercarrier since America was commissioned in 1966 not to be named in honor of a person.

CVN-80 will be built by Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia. Enterprise is scheduled to begin active construction around 2018 and be delivered by 2025. However, in an effort to save costs, the Congressional Research Service indicates that the Navy Department is reviewing the possibility of extending the length of time used to build both John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) and Enterprise by two years. If approved, the ship would not enter service until 2027 and prevent any instance of 12 carriers being in service at any one time. The steel from CVN-65 will be recycled and used to construct CVN-80. The ship is currently scheduled to replace USS Nimitz (CVN-68).

source: wikipedia

 

 

 

 
 

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