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History of ships named ENTERPRISE
http://www.totse.com/en/ego/science_fiction/enthst.html ^

Posted on 11/15/2003 7:05:31 AM PST by KevinDavis

***** INTRODUCTION *****

This is an updated and expanded history of ships named "Enterprise", and replaces the previous edition (uploaded in December 1988) which is still available in this data library. During the year which has elapsed, I've been able to obtain more detail on the U.S. Navy "Enterprises", track down the history of all British Royal Navy ships called "Enterprise", and obtain limited information on French Navy "Enterprises" and a Confederate "Enterprise.

Between 1705 and 1979, there were 12 'HMS Enterprises", while between 1775 and 1999, there were 8 "USS Enterprises". There have also been 8 NASA and Starfleet "Enterprises", 8 French "Enterprises", 1 Confederate "Enterprise", and countless privately-owned "Enterprises". As I researched the history of the name, I quickly realized that each of these ships had a fascinating history, and that the missions and patrols carried out by each ship are a reflection of the state of international relations and maritime technology at that point in time. I hope you will also find this interesting reading.

(Excerpt) Read more at totse.com ...


TOPICS: Unclassified
KEYWORDS: enterprise; ussenterprise
Very interesting....
1 posted on 11/15/2003 7:05:33 AM PST by KevinDavis
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To: KevinDavis
"Fascinating."


2 posted on 11/15/2003 7:14:50 AM PST by Bubba_Leroy
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To: KevinDavis


3 posted on 11/15/2003 7:18:25 AM PST by xrp
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To: Bubba_Leroy
To quote Spock;

"Fascinating is a word I would use to describe the unexpected. This, I would describe as 'interesting'."


4 posted on 11/15/2003 7:19:58 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.)
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To: KevinDavis

I'm dead Jim.

5 posted on 11/15/2003 7:22:36 AM PST by socal_parrot
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To: KevinDavis

6 posted on 11/15/2003 7:24:43 AM PST by Brett66
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To: KevinDavis
I'll have to show my husband this article. He served on the USS Enterprise in the 60's. Worked on the flight deck. Senator John McCain's squadron was on the Enterprise for a short time. His picture is in one of my husband's cruise books. LT McCain was in Attack Squadron Sixty-Five (VA-65). They came on the Enterprise during a Med cruise.
7 posted on 11/15/2003 7:33:48 AM PST by TracyPA
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To: TracyPA

8 posted on 11/15/2003 7:41:00 AM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: KevinDavis
I was with two college buddies when the "original" Star Trek Enterprise was destroyed in
one of the Star Trek films.
We were catatonic for a few minutes when the old faithful was lost.
9 posted on 11/15/2003 7:41:51 AM PST by VOA
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How come no pics are showing??
10 posted on 11/15/2003 7:44:47 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("There are worse things than crucifixion...There are teeth.")
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To: RandallFlagg
Nevermind (Need more coffee...)
11 posted on 11/15/2003 7:46:16 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("There are worse things than crucifixion...There are teeth.")
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To: xrp
One of my current screen backgrounds, taken from desktopstarships.com:


12 posted on 11/15/2003 7:50:24 AM PST by Sloth ("I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!" -- Jacobim Mugatu, 'Zoolander')
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To: socal_parrot

Dammit Jim, I'm not dead... he just put more of that katra in my noggin and I can't get it out!


13 posted on 11/15/2003 7:50:58 AM PST by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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To: KevinDavis

Enterprise on the slick 6 pad at Vandyland

14 posted on 11/15/2003 7:53:55 AM PST by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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To: VOA
I remember that vividly. "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock".

When The Great Lady entered the atmosphere for her final plunge, there was open weeping in the theater.

But not as much as there was for "Star Trek II", at Spock's funeral...

15 posted on 11/15/2003 8:06:03 AM PST by Old Sarge (Serving You... on Operation Noble Eagle!)
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To: KevinDavis
I grok.
16 posted on 11/15/2003 8:12:38 AM PST by FreedomFarmer (Extreme Cow Racing Champion.)
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To: Old Sarge
As shatner has been know to say get over if for god sakes it is a tv show.

The only real characters of consquence where K'ang and the tribbles, everything else was made up.

17 posted on 11/15/2003 8:14:28 AM PST by dts32041 (Is it time to practice decimation with our representatives?)
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To: Old Sarge
I'd be remiss if I didn't shamelessly self-promote on this thread.... ;)

Star Trek Federation Standard Tri-D Chess Rules

18 posted on 11/15/2003 8:31:24 AM PST by 50sDad ("Earth First! Then we make MARS our B!tch!")
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To: Sloth
Wow, that's a cool website.
19 posted on 11/15/2003 8:32:59 AM PST by xrp
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To: xrp
Yeah, I'm impressed with a lot of the work on there. My wife hates Star Trek, but she's into Star Wars & I found her an awesome Millenium Falcon background for her computer.
20 posted on 11/15/2003 8:37:08 AM PST by Sloth ("I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!" -- Jacobim Mugatu, 'Zoolander')
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To: KevinDavis
Hate to tell you guys this, but it was just a model. It broke my heart too when I learned that:


21 posted on 11/15/2003 8:38:23 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (Fighting for Freedom and Having Fun)
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To: ElkGroveDan
The OLD 11-foot model is in the Smithsonian:


22 posted on 11/15/2003 8:44:02 AM PST by Sloth ("I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!" -- Jacobim Mugatu, 'Zoolander')
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To: bonesmccoy

Enterprise Test Flight

23 posted on 11/15/2003 8:48:23 AM PST by balrog666 (Humor is a universal language.)
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To: KevinDavis
I read an interesting Star trek fact. On the sets of later incarnations of the show ( TNG DSN, Voyager ) they say you wouldn't believe the number of big stars who dropped by trying to get on the show in an extra role as any alien. They volunteer for uncredited roles just so they can know they were part of the Star Trek legend. They wouldn't give any names, but say you would be surprised at some of the names, not people you would normaly associate with Sci Fi or Star Trek. Most of the time they had to turn them down, I think due to union rules among other things.
24 posted on 11/15/2003 8:57:57 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Proud member of the right-wing neanderthals.)
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To: KevinDavis
Thanks for posting this, although I wonder why you excerpted it . . . this thread would have been useful long after your link goes dead.
25 posted on 11/15/2003 9:00:05 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: KevinDavis
Enough with the sci fi fakes.

This is the first Enterprise that should first pop into mind when that name is mentioned, USS Enterprise (CV-6)

It is a tragedy that the U.S. Navy allowed the most decorated and historic carrier in World War II to be scrapped in order to save $2 million.


USS Enterprise at Midway - aircraft of Torpedo Six being readied for their attack on the Japanese carrier force

26 posted on 11/15/2003 9:00:32 AM PST by Polybius
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To: Polybius
The other real Big E -- CVN 65 (photo taken 9/21/2003). 

Still going strong after 40+ years and still the fastest carrier in the fleet.


27 posted on 11/15/2003 9:26:20 AM PST by Al B.
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Hmmm... I wonder if that was really Rosie O'Donnel playing Morn on DS9.
28 posted on 11/15/2003 9:33:37 AM PST by Redcloak (Is this thing on?)
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To: Polybius
My dad was a Marine Gunnery Sergeant and assigned to the forward anti aircraft batteries of the Enterprise beginning in early December, 1941 until injured in action off Guadalcanal in mid 1942. He fought in the Battle of Midway and all the other action early in the war when the Enterprise was virtually the only U.S. carrier in action. After being injured he was reassigned stateside, commissioned, and eventually retired in 1962. CV-6 had a glorious combat record and it was tragic to send her to the scrap heap.
29 posted on 11/15/2003 9:50:41 AM PST by dilpo
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To: msdrby
ping
30 posted on 11/15/2003 12:09:14 PM PST by Prof Engineer (This is NOT the government the Founders intended. ~ Golden Corral supports troops and veterans)
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
Indeed....

Just damn.

If you want on the new list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

31 posted on 11/15/2003 12:12:23 PM PST by mhking
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To: Bubba_Leroy

"Very fascinating."

32 posted on 11/15/2003 12:29:43 PM PST by Jonah Hex (If it wasn't for door-to-door salesmen, my dog would never get any exercise.)
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To: xrp
nice pics
33 posted on 11/15/2003 12:31:20 PM PST by pctech
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To: dts32041
I have always had a deep admiration for the Klingon warrior ethic. Every episode I saw dealing with the Klingon mythology has been just about memorized.

As shatner has been know to say get over if for god sakes it is a tv show.

The same way that Rush Limbaugh is a disc jockey. Will you "get over" him, too?

34 posted on 11/15/2003 12:35:10 PM PST by Old Sarge (Serving You... on Operation Noble Eagle!)
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To: Old Sarge
Well that is what shatner said, btw did you fail to read the second line of my post.

If not my tribble is very upset and it is spitting at you now.

35 posted on 11/15/2003 12:39:45 PM PST by dts32041 (Is it time to practice decimation with our representatives?)
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To: dts32041
If not my tribble is very upset and it is spitting at you now.

Don't look now, but that's not tribble spit.

36 posted on 11/15/2003 12:41:32 PM PST by Jonah Hex (If it wasn't for door-to-door salesmen, my dog would never get any exercise.)
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To: dts32041
The Shatner soundbite is the stuff of Trek legend, like so many other things - I did not fail to notice it.

As to the second - Hmmm. K'Ang and Fuzzybutt. Strange fellows...

Q'Pla!

37 posted on 11/15/2003 12:45:08 PM PST by Old Sarge (Serving You... on Operation Noble Eagle!)
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To: xrp; KevinDavis
The Fast-n-Furious version

38 posted on 11/15/2003 12:50:21 PM PST by uglybiker (Member in good standing of the Freerepublic Beer Drinking Team)
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To: Old Sarge
Come back to Babylon 5 whenever in your in the neighborhood.
39 posted on 11/15/2003 12:55:06 PM PST by dts32041 (Is it time to practice decimation with our representatives?)
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To: dts32041
MUST Remember don't use a keyboard use voice recognition when making comments
40 posted on 11/15/2003 12:57:25 PM PST by dts32041 (Is it time to practice decimation with our representatives?)
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To: dts32041
(sigh) If only I could.

I miss that show, too. Good stuff all over the place. Can't find it anywhere...

41 posted on 11/15/2003 1:00:21 PM PST by Old Sarge (Serving You... on Operation Noble Eagle!)
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To: Old Sarge
SCIFI channel MON-FRi, 9:00 AM. If not 1st three seasons are out on DVD with the fourth season coming out in Jan 04.

BTW if you are WEB Griffin Fan his next book in the Corps Series also comes out in Jan.

42 posted on 11/15/2003 1:07:45 PM PST by dts32041 (Is it time to practice decimation with our representatives?)
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To: dts32041
HEARTFELT Thanks from an almost-Star Trek writer...
43 posted on 11/15/2003 1:20:40 PM PST by Old Sarge (Serving You... on Operation Noble Eagle!)
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To: Jonah Hex
Nope, just interesting. Now THESE are very fascinating:

I could do without the belly button ring though. There are a lot more posted HERE.

44 posted on 11/15/2003 2:24:58 PM PST by Bubba_Leroy
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To: Polybius
This is more then sci-fi trickery. I find tihs interesting due to the fact the name Enterprise has a historical legend (expcet with the French). Heck even the Rebs had a ship named Enterprise.
45 posted on 11/15/2003 4:40:39 PM PST by KevinDavis (Let the meek inherit the Earth, the rest of us will explore the stars!)
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To: balrog666
thanks for the cool pic!

Ad Astra!
46 posted on 11/18/2003 12:28:15 AM PST by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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To: gary_b_UK; Truth29; NonValueAdded; MizSterious; GreenLanternCorps; Kangaroo Court; prous; ...
An old post...



A big thanks goes to Visualops for the Banner!!
47 posted on 05/09/2009 11:48:13 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Now a member of the NRA)
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To: KevinDavis

Ah, now I understand why pics aren’t loading.

The links are 6 years old.


48 posted on 05/09/2009 11:57:40 AM PDT by hattend (Sarah Palin has run a fishing business, a city, and a state. All Obama has done is run his mouth.)
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To: hattend

snicker


49 posted on 05/09/2009 3:55:20 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (Naturalized Texan)
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