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    1963 video of USS Enterprise, the first nuclear aircraft carrier

    1963 video of the USS Enterprise, the first nuclear aircraft carrier. From the American Petroleum Institute.


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    My first first gig for deployment, (no not in '63!). Was attached to several carriers, "E" isn't the favorite, but a thrilling powerhouse to ride. A huge big deal for sure, the best argument for nuclear power plants in general ever. The Big "E" could deliver well past the endurance of any crew; and we often did. Ah, the stories...Still have National Geographic issue where it was a feature, that article includes laying down the keel.
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    I figured we had guys on our forum who were familiar with the Big E, but did not expect that any of our members were deployed on it. Very cool.


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