Skip to comments.PETITION: Name the 2nd Ford Class Nuclear Carrier the USS Enterprise
Posted on 02/01/2011 6:35:44 AM PST by Jeff Head
The current USS Enterprise, CVN-65 will be decommissioned when CVN-78, the USS Gerald R. Ford is commissioned into the fleet. This will leave the high seas without a US aircraft carrier named Enterprise. The Big-E has been plowing the waves of the high seas for the last fifty and more years in defense of US National interests, and doing so successfully.
In World War II, the USS Enterprise, a Yorktown Class aircraft carrier, CV-6, was the most highly decorated vessel of the war, and the most highly decorated combat vessel in US Navy history.
It is critical that this proud tradition of service, honor and distinction continue.
Please click the first picture above and sign your name to the petition requesting this...and email, forward, blog, twitter, facebook, and share it with our friends and ask them to do the same.
We need hundreds of thousands of signatures to make this a reality.
The US Naval Institute, the Tailhook Association, and US Navy veterans had an initial petition HERE last year. but it only gained a few thousand signatures and has since been discontinued.
It deserves better and needs more exposure. Let's support our veterans and rise up as citizens and add tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands more so our elected and appointed officilas will respond in the affirmative.
Let's get the Secretray of the Navy and the US Congress's attention.
I believe the Enterprise, which has such a distinguished and historical service record as a US Carrier since before World War II on two seperate carriers now, should keep that record of service as a carrier going.
Please consider signing this new petition and passing it on to others.
I'm betting that a politician of some sort will win out. My prediction is they'll name it USS Kennedy as a tribute to Jack, Bobby, and Teddy.
Will sign the petition, but doubt that it would do much good.
In today’s political climate, American Enterprise is not very compatible.
Or the USS McLame!
I am partial to “Burke” because he was a cousin but he already has namesakes.
I could live with "Enterprise", only because of its uniquely historical context.
My personal preference, however, is that no US Navy ship of war be named after ANY politician, current or former, including Presidents. Our warships should be named after cities, counties, states or fallen US service members. Only people who have either paid the ultimate sacrifice, or have accomplished a remarkable feet of heroism (like a Medal of Honor winner), should be commemorated in such a way.
I'm tired of naming ships (and federal buildings, and airports, and national parks) after people who live high off the hog, on the government dole with dozens of staffers and then go on to enjoy a guaranteed pension. Where's the "sacrifice" in that so-called public service?
I'm not sure which camp McCain would fall in.
“Or the USS McLame!”
The Libermann??? lol
How long until some libtard suggests USS Barack Obama?
Is it too soon for the USS Sarah Palin?
Sadly, we have reached a point in American history where politicians think they have to have a politician name on everything.
BTW, what is with the presidential library garbage? Why do we have to have one of those for every president? It is ridiculously expensive. Scan their records into the national archive and put the non-classified images online. Shred or burn most of the originals after 20 years.
This would save millions and millions from the federal budget.
As such, my prediction is that it will either be named the USS Clinton, or - wait for it - the USS Colin Powell.
There are a lot of names that should be resurrected: Lexington, Hornet, Yorktown, Saratoga, Essex, Intrepid,
Every president since Calvin Coolidge has one, and all the ones since Hoover are operated by the National Archives. The half dozen or so remaining libraries are usually operated by states or counties.
Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush had distinguished service careers in the US Navy...but just the same, I believe they should not be named for politicians. Enterprise, America, etc. There are many great names.
In this case, enterprise has such a distinguished tradition that it nbeeds to be done.
Please spread it around.
I just want to know that glorious name (Enterprise) will not be disgraced by the repeal of dadt. I don’t want it to be known as ‘The gay boat”. So then name it something else like “USS Longstreet”.
Rounds Complete, Over!
Amen. Enterprise has a rich and amazing historical tradition. They are naming the new LHAR (Amphibious Assault Ship) the USS America. I wish a new full deck carrier had gotten that name.
I hope we can put the pressure on. The decision is not slated (as it stands) for 2011. I hope we can get enough signatures and sentiment to get the Enterprise in there.
As it should be.
USS Enterprise (1775)
USS Enterprise (1799)
USS Enterprise (1831)
USS Enterprise (1874)
USS Enterprise (CV-6)
USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
A lot of the famous names of the old WWII carriers have been given to amphibious assault ships, while the supercarriers have been getting names of former Presidents.
It wouldn’t completely surprise me to see the DoD attempt to name CVN-79 the USS Barack H. Obama while he’s still in office.
Eighth in the official US Navy...but two served in the continental Navy during the revolutionary war and so there have actually been ten serving the United States.
Essex already exists. It’s the first ship specifically built for a coed crew. Saw it when I was in Japan.
I believe there has been a ship with the honor to bear the name Enterprise in the United States Navy since 1775.
Hardly. There was no USS Enterprise between 1947 and 1961, 1909 and 1938, 1844 and 1847, and so on. While the name Enterprise does carry with it a great tradition as a combat ship in the Navy, so does Saratoga, Lexington, Ranger, Yorktown, and so forth.
I don't particularly care if the next one is named Enterprise or not. I just would like to see them get out of naming them for politicians.
Amen,,,, tired of naming them after politicians. We need to return to naming them after revolutionary war battles. Screw these politicians.
USS Enterprise (1775) armed sloop (18 May 1775 7 July 1777), the first American ship to bear the name served on Lake Champlain
Enterprise (1776) schooner (20 December 1776 February 1777), the second American ship to bear this name served on Chesapeake Bay during the Revolutionary War.
United States Navy
USS Enterprise (1799) 12-gun schooner / 14-gun brig (17 December 1799 9 July 1823), the third ship to bear this name, was built as schooner, and later rerigged as a brig. She fired the first shots in the First Barbary War against the Tripolitanian ship Tripoli
USS Enterprise (1831) 10-gun schooner (15 December 1831 24 June 1844), the fourth ship to bear this name
USS Enterprise (1874) barque-rigged screw sloop (16 March 1877 1 October 1909), the fifth ship to bear this name
USS Enterprise (SP-790) motor yacht (19171919), the sixth ship to bear this name, was non-commissioned, serving in the Second Naval District during World War I
USS Enterprise (CV-6) Yorktown-class aircraft carrier (12 May 1938 17 February 1947), the seventh ship to bear this name, was the most-decorated U.S. Navy vessel of World War II and of all U.S. history.
USS Enterprise (CVN-65) Enterprise-class aircraft carrier (25 November 1961 Present), the eighth ship to bear this name, is a unique design, and the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier in the world. Currently scheduled to be decommissioned in 2013.
Attack submarines used to be named after marine animals, until we stared naming them after corrupt congressmen. Then we started naming them after cities. We should go back to fish, or better naming them after valorous WWII submarines, which were named after fish. FBMs were named after famous patriots, then we started naming them after states. That is ok, I guess.
I hate that we name them after politicians.
Something like 105 or so years out of the 230.
Sure there aren't any naval yards there and it would be permanently stationed in the Ohio River, but West Virginia needs the loot.
Too late. Mediocre presidents like Bush and Ford rate aircraft carriers. Hack congressmen like Murtha rate amphibious ships. Senators like Warner get submarines. It's enough to make you throw up some times.
I thought the Arizona is technically still under flag.
“Too late. Mediocre presidents like Bush and Ford rate aircraft carriers. Hack congressmen like Murtha rate amphibious ships. Senators like Warner get submarines. It’s enough to make you throw up some times.”
Don’t forget the USS Jimmy Carter (SSN-23). Yuk!
Name it after a naval-serving president:
USS Richard Milhouse Nixon
Ack, who am I kidding? It’s going to be the Kennedy.
Is the USS Arleigh Burke still commissioned?
How about “USS Barry Dunham Soetoro Dunham Soebarkha Dunham Stanley Hussein Dunham Obama?”
I just want to see the Enterprise name continued.
The World War II vessel, CV-6, was one that should have been memorialized if ever one was. For a time she stood alone as a carrier against the Japanese in the darkest days of World War II. But, that Enterprise, the most decorated vessel in US Navy history, was scrapped after the war.
It goes back further than that. Carl Vinson got a carrier. Scoop Jackson got a ballistic missile sub. Russell and Rivers got SSNs. The Navy isn't stupid. It knows that one of the best ways to get funding is to play on the egos of politicians. In many ways it's better to get a commissioned submarine named after Jimmy Carter than a canceled submarine named after a fish.
But you're wrong in this case. The Wickes and Clemson classes from World War I each had over 100 ships. Not to mention the Fletcher class of World War II.
The USS Arleigh Burke is still going strong. Arleigh Burke must be the best thing that came out of the “Republic of Boulder” His grandfather used the first brick made in Colorado to make an oven to bake bread in Denver.
That's incorrect. The Fletcher class had a run of over 170 hulls.
Seems to me that USS Arizona should be retired out of respect.
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