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Sep 24

First Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier Launched at Newport News, Virginia – 24 September 1960

Monday, September 24, 2012 1:00 AM


The Big ā€œEā€ By Captain Vincent P. de Poix, U. S. Navy, published in the June 1962 issue of Proceedings magazine: From an operational standpoint, the ability of Enterprise to accelerate and decelerate merits first mention. In both cases our capability exceeds any conventional aircraft carrier. This capability is of tremendous benefit when carrying out our primary function of air operations in that we can turn into the wind at a later time with assurance that we can produce the requisite 35 knots of wind over the deck for launching or recovering aircraft. During periods of light wind in particular… Read the rest of this entry »