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Intrepid stuck in MUD Hudson River

Old 11-07-2006, 02:10 PM
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It still sticks in my craw that 1950's America didn't have the forsight to save the most honored ship in United States Naval history - CV-6 - the USS Enterprise.

USS Enterprise (CV-6), the "Big E", was the sixth aircraft carrier of the United States Navy and the seventh US Navy ship of that name. She was a Yorktown class aircraft carrier, launched in 1936, and one of only three American carriers commissioned prior to World War II that survived the entirety of the war (the others were Saratoga and Ranger). She was the only ship outside of the British Royal Navy to earn the highest award of the British Admiralty Pennant, and participated in nearly every major engagement of the war against Japan, including the Battle of Midway, the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, various other air-sea actions during the Battle of Guadalcanal, the Battle of the Philippine Sea, and the Battle of Leyte Gulf, as well as participating in the "Doolittle Raid" on Tokyo. Enterprise has the distinction of earning 20 battle stars, the most for any U.S. warship in World War II, and was clearly the most important and most centrally-involved of all of them as well. Some have even labelled her the most glorious and honored ship in all of United States Naval history, rivalled only perhaps by the 18th-century frigate USS Constitution.

....................................Enterprise entered the New York Naval Shipyard on 18 January 1946 for inactivation, and was decommissioned on 17 February 1947. Although there were several attempts at preserving the ship as a museum/memorial, the fund raising efforts failed to garner enough money to buy the vessel from the Navy and the "Big E" was sold on 1 July 1958 to the Lipsett Corporation of New York City for scrapping at Kearny, New Jersey.

I wasn't alive at the time yet it still pisses me off that they didn't save the Big E for future generations.
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Old 11-07-2006, 02:21 PM
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What size Dancer is that??? (Nice Boat)
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looks like a 320 with a draft of 4 in. oops, i mean 40 in. ft. myers beach in front of the lanai kay(sp) has several of these mishaps as well.
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