The USS Enterprise’s Last Tour

After 51 years of service, the historic aircraft carrier is about to be decommissioned

(U.S. Navy/Lt. Cmdr. Josh Hammond)

Catapult Test

(U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman)

The Enterprise can accommodate 60+ aircraft in its hangar bay and on the flight deck. The carrier has four 286-foot-long steam catapults; in this October 2012 photograph, sailors are surrounded by steam during an aircraft catapult test on the flight deck.


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