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USS Enterprise CVN-65

USS Enterprise (CVN-65), formerly CVA(N)-65, is the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and the eighth US naval vessel to bear the name. Like her predecessor of World War II fame, she is nicknamed the "Big E".

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Back Then

Started by Adrian Hernandez. Last reply by William (Buddy) Murray Oct 17, 2015. 6 Replies

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Comment by Thomas H. Ruff on February 21, 2017 at 9:06pm

Thomas H Ruff AO2 Guided Missile Shop, Weapons Division 1973 to1977

Comment by William (Buddy) Murray on October 17, 2015 at 9:06am

The only corpsman I knew was Thomas King.  We chat  on together we server.

https://navy.togetherweserved.com/usn/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd...

Comment by john clark on October 16, 2015 at 7:17pm

that is where I contacted agent orange by drinking the water

Comment by Joel Peveler on October 16, 2015 at 5:08pm
Looking for Hospital Corpsmen I served with on the Big 'E'
Comment by Dennis M. Davis on February 7, 2015 at 8:04pm

I was in OI Division 82-87 , met her in P.I. Oct 17th 1982 ... spent a month there before she showed so I stayed in the barracks there and became boat coxswain qualified while waiting (lost my cherry too) ... many a newbie showed at the same time so that first cruise was full of wogs ... hardly any shellbacks!  2 more cruises, line of death, suez canal and two groundings later, I left to the Naval Postgraduate school in Monterey CA almost exactly 5yrs and 5 ranks later ... I loved this ship .. sad to see her go, happy to see her come back as CVN 80!

Comment by William (Buddy) Murray on February 3, 2015 at 8:39am

Here is a composite so you can see my interruption.

Comment by William (Buddy) Murray on February 3, 2015 at 8:20am

I served aboard the Big "E" with RVAH-5 during the 1971 WestPac.  I don't know flags, but the two A-5s in the background are "Heavy 5" Vigilantes. If that picture was taken in 1971, I was there.  I worked flight deck the entire cruise.

PH2 Murray

Ramsey-Etheridge-Murray

CDR. Everett and LTCDR. Stokes were both killed a few weeks later.

Comment by Willman R. Carter on December 25, 2014 at 6:49pm

Right out of boot camp, I served on the Big E from Dec 1968 to Sept 1970. I was assigned as a Ship Fitter - Pipe. Other duties included fire fighting, fog foam station watches, and damage control watches. Tore my left ear down a ways when colliding with a fellow fog foam station responder. During a Damage Control Watch, I fell forty feet after slipping on a oil soaked ladder (safety nets were down, to allow moving some equipment out). Did the Yankee Station tour; Crossed the equator; was on board during the 1969 fire; went on a weekend pass to William Schumacher's folks place in NJ, and went water skiing in the ocean - THANKS; co-rented  an apartment in Newport News when the Navy was redoing the heating system in the Winter, and redoing the air conditioning system in the summer.   Then I was transferred to Viet Nam.

Comment by Richard C. Cox on November 13, 2014 at 7:04pm

I thought I had already joined USS Enterprise group.  I'm fairly certain I walked aboard Jan. 2, 1975.  It's been so long I will have to check out my year books to find out for sure.  Except for the bent shaft which caused a rough ride on 2nd deck during turns, she was a good ship. I have no doubt I was on there when she went to Hobart, Tasmania in 1976.  Second cruise I think, what a wild port that was.  It was full of memories.  (Should have written some of them down).

Comment by Lindsey E. Ford HMC (SW) on June 25, 2014 at 3:23pm

During the 88 West Pac the medical officer and myself were sent from the Truxtun to do a radiation health audit. That only took about three or four hours, took us four days to get back to the Truxtun - since they decided to send her out of helo range. One of the squadron career counselors got me down on the hangar deck and I got to see the inside of a Tom Cat.

Too bad they could not find a place to moor her and turn her into a museum. It is a crying shame they are taking her apart piece by piece.

 

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