Watch USS Enterprise Deactivation Ceremony Live (Video)
Friday, November 30, 2012
The Navy will officially retire the USS Enterprise tomorrow after fifty years of service. The deactivation ceremony will take place in Norfolk, Virginia at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. You can watch it live by clicking on this link.
By the way, William Shatner will not be attending the ceremony, as was originally reported by the Virginian-Pilot. Interesting fact, though - there is a crew member on the USS Enterprise named James Kirk. He is not a captain, and there's no word if his middle name starts with a "T". But according to the Virginian-Pilot, he'll be at the ceremony. Take that, Shatner!
The U.S. Navy created a video piece on the history of the "Big E," for those of you curious about the background of the world's first nuclear aircraft carrier.