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USS Enterprise taken out of active service
The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier was the eighth U.S. ship to bear the name Enterprise, but it won’t be the last. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said in a video message that a future aircraft carrier would be named USS Enterprise, after the delivery of the USSGerald R. Ford and the USS John F. Kennedy.
Mr. Mabus’ announcement drew a standing ovation from those on hand at Saturday’s ceremony. Current and former crew members have lobbied heavily to preserve Enterprise’s name so its legacy will live on.
“It just seems to be a neat name for a ship. It’s better than being named for a politician,” said Larry Kosnopfal, one of the ship’s original crew members, who now lives in Chadfield, Minn.
When the future USS Enterprise joins the fleet, its commanding officer will be handed a 200-pound time capsule filled with Enterprise memorabilia that includes notes from sailors, insignia and small pieces of the ship. The time capsule was delivered to Adm. Greenert for safekeeping until that future commanding officer is chosen.
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