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.