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Farewell Big E

The USS Enterprise was formally retired today in Norfolk, Virginia.

The 1,123-foot (342-metres) long Enterprise was commissioned in 1961 with eight nuclear reactors on board, and the next year was deployed to participate in a blockade of Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Since then, it has played a role in a number [...]

Come Sail Away

World’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, ‘the Big E’ makes final voyage, http://fxn.ws/zvx0LM

Farewell Enterprise and Godspeed.

Former Soviet Junk

The above is a satellite image taken a few days ago of a aircraft carrier in the Yellow Sea — probably China’s first carrier. More here from the AP:

A commercial U.S. satellite company said it has captured a photo of China’s first aircraft carrier in the Yellow Sea off the Chinese coast.

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