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) Sloop sailing vessel 10 May 1775 7 July 1777 Burned to prevent capture, 7 July 1777
USS Enterprise (1776) Schooner-class sailing vessel June 1776 February 1777 Returned to the Maryland Council of Safety in 1777. Would not have used USS prefix[2][better source needed]
USS Enterprise (1799) Schooner-class sailing vessel
Brig-class sailing vessel
17 December 1799
April 1811
June 1809
8 July 1823
Fired the first shots in the First Barbary War against the Tripolitanian ship Tripoli
Stranded. Broke up on Little Curacao Island in the West Indies.
USS Enterprise (1831) Schooner-class sailing vessel 15 December 1831
29 November 1839
12 July 1839
24 June 1844
Sold, 28 October 1844
USS Enterprise (1874) Barque-rigged Screw Sloop-class sailing vessel 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
Enterprise (SP-790) Motorboat Patrol boat-class vessel 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 from the war.
Scrapped, 1 July 1958 – May 1960
USS Enterprise (CVN-65) Enterprise-class aircraft carrier 25 November 1961 1 December 2012
(Inactivated)
The world's first nuclear powered aircraft carrier.
As of 2012, longest serving combat vessel within the U.S. Navy.
In late 2012, was the third-oldest commissioned vessel in the Navy after USS Constitution and USS Pueblo.
Decommissioning scheduled, 15 March 2013. Scrapping scheduled, 2013–2015
USS Enterprise (CVN-80) Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier 2025[3]
(Scheduled)
Announced during Enterprise (CVN-65) inactivation ceremony on 1 December 2012 by Secretary of the Navy[3]

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