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USS Enterprise
USS Enterprise in San Fransisco Bay.
Class: Enterprise-class
Registry: CVN-65
Affiliation: United States of America,
United States Navy
Launched: 1960
Status: Destroyed (1996)
USS Enterprise emblem

The USS Enterprise (CVN-65) was Earth's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, laid down in 1958, launched and christened in 1960, and commissioned in 1961, by the US Navy.

History and disposition[]

On 25 November 1961, the Enterprise was commissioned, making her the longest naval ship in service at the time. (TNG reference: On Board the USS Enterprise)

The Enterprise was docked at US Alameda Naval Base in 1986, when it was boarded by a man suspected of being a Soviet agent. In fact, this man was Starfleet Commander Pavel Chekov, who had traveled into the past aboard a captured Klingon starship, and was attempting to collect high-energy photons from the carrier's nuclear reactor to recrystalize his ship's dilithium. (ST movie, novelization & comic adaptation: The Voyage Home)

In The Voyage Home, the USS Ranger stood in for the Enterprise, which was at sea during filming.

In 1992, Captain Daniel C. Roper served as the vessel's 13th CO, and Lt. j.g. Howard Marshall was the ship's secretary. (The Official Fan Club Magazine Issue 92: "Operation: Enterprise!")

History recorded the ship was lost during the Eugenics Wars during the 1996 Battle of the Sea of Japan. (TNG novel: Debtors' Planet)

In reality, the ship survived to be inactivated on December 1, 2012 and decommissioned and removed from Naval registry on February 3, 2017. She is to be replaced by a new aircraft carrier (CVN-80) in the mid 2020s.

An image of this Enterprise was displayed in Captain Jonathan Archer's quarters aboard the United Earth starship Enterprise (NX-01) in the 2150s. (ENT episode: "Broken Bow")

A sculpted image was featured two centuries later upon the walls of the conference lounges of both the USS Enterprise-D and the USS Enterprise-E. (TNG episode: "Encounter at Farpoint"; TNG movie: First Contact)

The Enterprise was based in Norfolk, Virginia as of 2012 and remains there.
Ships named Enterprise
United Kingdom of Great Britain HMS EnterprizeHMS Enterprise (1774-1807) UK flag image.
United Kingdom (alternate reality) HMS Enterprise (2260s)
United States of America Enterprise (sloop-of-war)Enterprise (schooner)Enterprise (brig)Enterprise (steamboat)CV-6CVN-65 N1AOV-101 US flag image.
United Earth IXS-110XCV-330NX-01 UE flag image.
United Federation of Planets Declaration-classNCC-1701NCC-1701-ANCC-1701-BNCC-1701-CNCC-1701-DNCC-1701-EChimer-classNCC-1701-FNCC-1701-JNCC-1701-K UFP flag image.
Terran Empire
(mirror universes)
HMS EnterprizeNX-01NCC-1701 (alternate NCC/ICC-1701)NCC-1701-ANCC/ICC-1701-DNCC-1701-ENCC-1701-F Terran flag image.
Galactic Commonwealth
(mirror universe)
Free Starship Enterprise Terran emblem image.
(Kelvin timeline)
NCC-1701 (early 23rd century)NCC-1701NCC-1701-A Emblem of the United Federation of Planets.
(alternate futures)
NCC-1701-DNCC-1701-FNCC-1701-JNCC-1701-∞Enterprise (distant future) UFP flag image.
United Earth
(alternate realities)
SS EnterpriseUESS EnterpriseESS Enterprise UE flag image.
(other alternate realities)
FSS EnterpriseUS EnterpriseUSS EnterpriseUSV EnterpriseUSS Enterprise-E UFP flag image.
Interstellar Coalition (alternate reality) ICV Enterprise
Interstellar Union
(alternate timeline)
IUES Enterprise I Seal of the Interstellar Union.
(alternate timeline)
USS Enterprise (NCC-2101) Earthfleet logo.