List of ships of the United States Navy named Enterprise

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Eight ships of the United States Navy have been named Enterprise with a ninth announced:[1]

Name Class Commissioned Decommissioned Fate
USS Enterprise (1775) 70-ton sloop 10 May 1775 7 July 1777 Burned to prevent capture, 7 July 1777.
Enterprise (1776) 25-ton schooner June 1776 February 1777 Returned to the Maryland Council of Safety in 1777. Would not have used USS prefix.
USS Enterprise (1799) 135-ton schooner/​brig
  • 17 December 1799
  • April 1811
  • June 1809
  • 8 July 1823
Fired the first shots in the First Barbary War against the Tripolitanian ship Tripoli. Broken up after being stranded on Little Curacao Island in the West Indies.
USS Enterprise (1831) 197-ton schooner
  • 15 December 1831
  • 29 November 1839
  • 12 July 1839
  • 24 June 1844
Sold, 28 October 1844.
USS Enterprise (1874) 615-ton barque screw sloop
  • 16 March 1877
  • 12 January 1882
  • 4 October 1887
  • 8 July 1890
  • 9 May 1880
  • 21 March 1886
  • 20 May 1890
  • 1 October 1909
Lent to Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 17 October 1892 – 4 May 1909. Sold, 1 October 1909.
USS Enterprise (SP-790) 66-foot motor patrol boat 6 December 1917 2 August 1919 Transferred to the Bureau of Fisheries on 2 August 1919.
USS Enterprise (CV-6) Yorktown-class aircraft carrier 12 May 1938 17 February 1947 Served with unparalleled distinction in World War II, the most awarded and decorated ship of that war. Scrapped, 1 July 1958 – May 1960.
USS Enterprise (CVN-65) Enterprise-class aircraft carrier 25 November 1961 3 February 2017[2] World's first nuclear powered aircraft carrier. As of 2012, the U.S. Navy's longest serving combat vessel, and third-oldest commissioned vessel after USS Constitution and USS Pueblo. Inactive since December 2012, some scrapping started in 2013 prior to official decommissioning on 3 February 2017.
USS Enterprise (CVN-80) Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier 2028[3]   Announced by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Legend of Enterprise". US Navy. Archived from the original on 2013-03-01.
  2. ^ Newport News (25 January 2017). "USS Enterprise decommissioning set for Feb. 3". Dailypress.com. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  3. ^ Kelly, Erin; Green, Kevin (24 August 2017). "Crews cut first steel for next aircraft carrier Enterprise". WAVY.com. Rear Adm. Brian Antonio said the ship is expected to be ready by 2028.
  4. ^ "Navy's Next Ford-Class Aircraft Carrier to be Named Enterprise". 1 December 2012. Archived from the original on 2015-07-14. Retrieved 2012-12-01..