8 Facts About Enterprise

1. In February 1997, Enterprise entered Newport News Shipbuilding for an extended selective restrictive availability lasting four-and-a-half months.

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2. On 28 June 1996, Enterprise began her 15th overseas deployment.

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3. In September 1989, Enterprise left Alameda and began her 14th overseas deployment, an around-the-world cruise that would end at the ship's new homeport of Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.

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4. In July 1976, Enterprise began her eighth Western Pacific deployment.

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5. In September 1974, Enterprise became the first carrier to deploy with the new fighter plane when she made her seventh WESTPAC deployment.

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6. On November 18, 1985, Enterprise was ferried to Washington, DC, where it became property of the Smithsonian Institution.

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7. On January 31, 1977, Enterprise was taken by road to Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base to begin operational testing.

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8. On September 17, 1976, Enterprise was rolled out of Rockwell's plant at Palmdale, California.

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