Originally Posted by only1jamest
The USS Enterprise CVN-64 is in the shipyard in Newport News Virginia being overhauled. The ship in ST IV was the USS Ranger CV-61. The USS Enterprise CVN-64 has been stationed at NOB Norfolk Virginia since the early 1990s and has not been to Pearl since the 80s.
All your people must learn before you can reach for the stars. -- Kirk, "The Gamesters of Triskelion"
They're overhauling her again? My God! That ship is already more than 50 years old! She just might be the oldest operating naval vessel on the planet!
And considering all the battles she's took place in, and all the trips she's made to places around the world, and all the humanitarian missions she's been part of, the American people have certainly gotten their money's worth out of the CVN-65! And then some. And now they're overhauling her again? That means she'll be operational for at least another 5 or 6 years! Thank you Big E!