USS Enterprise was launched in 1936, and one of only three American carriers commissioned prior to World War II to survive the war (the others being Saratoga and Ranger). She participated in more major actions of the war against Japan than did any other US ship and earned 20 battle stars.

The United States World War II fleet aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV the most decorated ship in United States naval history. I know it's not a plane but it is the "Enterprise" so it falls under the "etc" in the board name.

USS Enterprise, designated CV-6 and affectionately called Big E, was the sole surviving Yorktown class aircraft carrier. Her keel was laid down on 16 July 1934 and she was launched on 3 October 1936. Along with USS Saratoga and USS Ranger, she is one of the only pre-WWII carriers to survive the war, and is the most decorated ship of WWII.

USS Enterprise, designated and affectionately called Big E, was the sole…

My father was on the Commissioning crew of this one (U.S.S. Enterprise CV 6) and the new one (U.S.S. Enterprise CV-N 65). They called members of the commissioning crew "Plank Owners."

USS Enterprise by FrigateRN This is the ship my grandfather served on, being decommissioned. He was one of the first few crew members on board the ship and is lucky enough to make the trip down to VA to go to the ceremonies tomorrow. Go Navy !

USS Enterprise CV-6, Yorktown-class aircraft carrier. The only survivor of the class through World War II of  nearly every Pacific engagement. Should have saved her as a museum...

Enterprise tied up at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, May Yorktown was across the harbor in drydock having damage from the Coral Sea battle repaired before Midway. Note the cage mast battleship (left background) left over from the Japanese attack on Dec.

US Navy Sailors Sunbathing on the Flight Deck of the Aircraft Carrier USS Enterprise CV-6 in 1945.

US Navy Sailors Sunbathing on the Flight Deck of the Aircraft Carrier USS Enterprise CV-6 in 1945.

Dauntless SBD dive bomber aboard USS Enterprise (CV-6) off Hawaii, late 1940.

Northrop dive bomber after landing on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in September

War History Online    USS Enterprise (RH Side) ,a South Dakota class battleship ,and two Iowas lie at anchor in late 1945.

fleet at Majuro Atoll in Visible (among many other ships) are three Independence-class light carriers four Essex-class carriers USS Enterprise right front) a South Dakota-class battleship and two Iowa-class battleships.

USS Enterprise (CV-6), was the seventh U.S. Navy vessel to bear the name. Colloquially referred to as the "Big E", she was the sixth aircraft carrier of the United States Navy.

World War II: Battle of Midway and the Aleutian campaign. USS Enterprise at Ford Island in Pearl Harbor late May readied for the Midway battle.

Enterprize CV-6 A great ship being towed to be scraped in 1958. It was the most decorated ship from WWII. It participated in most Pacific campaigns during the war.Attempts to save the ship failed. By 1961, she had been scrapped for Detroit auto metal. It was because of this ship more than any other that the war was won. Enterprise, Wasp and Hornet were the only three carriers left in the Pacific after the Battle of Midway. They stood watch until the Essex Class Carriers were depolyed in…

USS ''Enterprise'' A great ship being towed to be scraped in It was the most decorated ship from WWII. It participated in most Pacific campaigns during the war.Attempts to save the ship failed. By she had been scrapped for Detroit auto metal.

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