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Cruise Book - USS Enterprise CVN-65: Mediterranean Cruise 1999

Cruise Book - USS Enterprise CVN-65: Mediterranean Cruise 1999

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
USS ENTERPRISE CVN-65
FLEET POST OFFICE
AE 09543-2810

Welcome aboard Team Enterprise!

No other carrier in the history of the United States Navy, or any other navy, evokes the emotion and imagery of USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is the world's most famous combat-ready warship. Its reputation is based on a proud record encompassing world diplomacy, deterrence and engaging the enemy when required.

Our mission: Keep international waters free for all nations. In carrying out that mission, no other warship is as capable, flexible or powerful. By launching and recovering aircraft from the embarked air wing, an impressive array of weapons can be employed for defense, long and short range attack, anti-submarine warfare, reconnaissance, elecair and warfare and battle group projection. Enterprise dominates the sea and ainand can project its power far ashore.

Enterprise is the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. With eight reactors, the ship can steam in excess of 30 knots with unlimited endurance. Its reactors can generate enough to power to supply a small city the size of Minneapolis.

With the ship's company, air wing, and the embarked staff of the Enterprise Battle Group, nearly 5,000 men and women call Enterprise home. It's literally a floating city with an airport on the roof and all the facilities needed to support so many individuals. Enterprise has living quarters and numerous dining facilities for all the embarked personnel, complete with bake shop and kitchens and refrigerators.

There are evaporation plants for converting seawater to freshwater, a police force (Master-at-Arms), a laundry, a print shop, retail stores, medical/dental clinics, radio/television stations, two daily newspapers, machine/laboratory/calibration and maintenance shops, a fire department, banking (disbursing), barber shops, weather station, sewage plants, a post office and many other necessary support facilities. In addition, there are hundreds of shops, stations and work centers devoted to maintenance, damage control, navigation and the combat missions of Enterprise.

But it is more than metal, compartments, electronic equipment and aircraft. What makes Enterprise great, and is the real source of its power, are the men and women who live and work aboard the ship — Sailors from every state and a wide variety of backgrounds and experience.

Over 3,000 Sailors make up the 18 separate departments aboard Enterprise. Over 1,800 officers and airmen make up the squadrons of the air wing. Combined, they make the Enterprise/Air Wing team the most harmonious, effective and powerful force for peace and deterrence anywhere – people and ship and aircraft – ready to GO, FLY, FIGHT and WIN!

Contents

  • 36 Deployment
  • 38 Pre-JTFEX
  • 52 JTFEX
  • 62 St. Thomas, V.I.
  • 80 Departure
  • 98 Jebel Ali, U.A.E.
  • 106 Operation Desert Fox
  • 138 Souda Bay, Greece
  • 148 Antalya, Turkey
  • 158 Livorno, Italy
  • 178 Cannes, France
  • 190 Trieste, Italy
  • 206 Jebel Ali, U.A.E.
  • 221 Mayport, Florida
  • 225 Tiger Cruise
    232 Homecoming
  • 240 Photo Contest
  • 250 Navy Art
  • 256 Battle Group
  • 262 CCDG-12
  • 268 EOD
  • 269 SEAL
  • 270 Ship's Company
  • 276 AIMD
  • 304 Air
  • 340 Combat Systems
  • 362 Deck
  • 372 Dental
  • 376 Engineering
  • 416 Executive
  • 430 Legal
  • 434 Maintenance
  • 438 Medical
  • 444 Navigation
  • 448 Operations
  • 472 Reactor
  • 494 Religious Ministries
  • 498 Safety
  • 502 Supply
  • 530 Training
  • 534 Weapons
  • 554 CarrierAir Wing
  • 562 CVW-3
  • 564 VAW-126
  • 576 VF-32
  • 590 VFA-37
  • 604 VFA-105
  • 618 VMFA-312
  • 634 VS-22
  • 650 VAQ-130
  • 664 VQ-6
  • 670 HS-7
  • 684 VRC-40

 

  • 685 Last Call
  • 692 Wrap-up
  • 694 Memorium
  • 696 Cruisebook Staff


The Ship

The Ships' Statistics for the USS Enterprise

The City

  • Annual Operating Budget : $50 Million
  • Annual Payroll : $5.9 Million

While Deployed:

  • Meals : 11,300 Per Day
  • Total Meals Served : 2.75 Million
  • Gallons Of Water Generated : 325,000 Per Day
  • Electricity Generated : Enough To Power Minneapolis
  • Total Ship's Store Sales : $3 Million
  • Laundry : 8,400 lbs. Per Day

The People

  • Number Of Sailors : Over 3,000
  • Number Of Chiefs : Over 170
  • Number Of Officers : Over 200
  • With the Air Wing : Over 5,000 Total

All 50 States are represented. Over half the crew is between the ages of 17 and 25.

Enterprising Statistics

  • Type Of Ship : Enterprise Class Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier
  • Horsepower : More Than 280,000
  • Maximum Speed : More Than 30 Knots
  • Length : 1,123 Feet
  • Breadth : 257 Feet
  • Height (Keel To Mast) : 250 Feet
  • Anchors: 2 (30 Tons Each)
  • Propellers: 4
  • Rudders: 4 (35 Tons Each)
  • Reactors: 8
  • Catapults: 4
  • Compartments: More Than 3,500
  • Area Of the Flight Deck : 4.47 Acres

Enterprise CVN-65 Deployments : 1978, 1984-85, 1986, 1988, 1989-90, 1990, 1998-99, 2001, 2003

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