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Old 03-01-2013, 18:01
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Default Re: CVN-80: The New USS Enterprise

Hey OSCSSW or Don, since Puget sound is the only site for defueling the Enterprise, do you think they will keep part of her powerplant operational for the transit from Nortfolk to Puget so as to make it under her own power with a smaller crew instead of towing her around the horn or will they just tow her. Also do any of the furnishings get recycled to other ships or do they just scrap things like sofa's, tables, medical equipment and other things. Cadillac811
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Old 03-01-2013, 23:20
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Hey OSCSSW or Don, since Puget sound is the only site for defueling the Enterprise, do you think they will keep part of her powerplant operational for the transit from Nortfolk to Puget so as to make it under her own power with a smaller crew instead of towing her around the horn or will they just tow her. Also do any of the furnishings get recycled to other ships or do they just scrap things like sofa's, tables, medical equipment and other things. Cadillac811
Do NOT confuse "defueling" with "dismantling".

As described in the Q&A in the link I provided in post # 72,
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Q. Why is the ship being defueled in Newport News and towed all the way to Puget Sound for disposal? Why canít the ship be defueled in Puget Sound? Why canít the ship be disposed of by Newport News?

A. Inactivating the ship at HII-Newport News and disposing of it at PSNS&IMF is the most cost effective way to complete the inactivation and recycling. Some of the inactivation processes require specialized defueling equipment which is only available at HII NN. Additionally, only PSNS&IMF has the specialized equipment and expertise to package the reactor compartments for disposal and recycle the rest of the ship.
Only the Newport News facility in Newport News, Virginia has the facilities to refuel or defuel a carrier... to remove the fuel "core" (rods and surrounding insulation material).

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard is the only location where the reactor compartments can be removed from the ship... because they are stored up the Columbia River from there at Hanford, Washington.


Thus the defueling and deactivation is done in Virginia, then the ship (now with a non-functional propulsion system) will be towed to Puget Sound, Washington, to be dismantled (scrapped), with her reactor compartments being removed there. This PDF describes the dismantling, reactor compartment packaging, and package storage: http://www.hanford.gov/files.cfm/Ent...for_public.pdf


And yes, Enterprise is far too large (wide) to pass through the Panama Canal (110' lock width, while the lower hull of Enterprise is 132.8' wide at the waterline.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:03
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I agree the new ship should be called enterprise
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Old 06-01-2013, 04:18
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Default Re: CVN-80: The New USS Enterprise

I've removed the posts not dealing directly with the subject of this thread -- the new USS Enterprise. While a bit of banter and joshing in the context of discussing a topic is certainly not unwanted or unwarranted, when the posts become solely off-topic, they will be deleted.
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CVN 80 to be fitted with EMALS (not exactly shocking news).

http://seapowermagazine.org/stories/20170130-emals.html
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Old 01-02-2017, 17:28
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Advance fabrication contract awarded for future Enterprise.

http://seapowermagazine.org/stories/...nterprise.html
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AAG set ordered for CVN 80 Enterprise .
http://seapowermagazine.org/stories/20170519-aag.html
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