USS Enterprise makes final foreign port Visit at Naples, Italy

Oct 20 2012 - 2 Comments

On its way to decommissioning, whose ceremony is scheduled on Dec. 1, 2012, bringing to an end 51 years of service, aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) anchored in the Gulf of Naples, Italy, for its final port visit following seven months at sea, on Oct. 16.

The “Big E” departed her homeport of Norfolk, Virginia, on March 11 for a regular deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility to conduct maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

The USS Enterprise (CVN 65) transits the Strait of Messina on its way to Naples (Image credit: U.S. Navy)

  • john desnoyers

    Excellent photo; a true symbol of America’s might and resolve. May she ever rest in peace and be a fortress in the memories of the crews that have served her during the past 50 years.

  • flightdreamz

    Hopefully the “Big E” will end up preserved somewhere and not fall prey to the scrapyard when she’s retired.