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(WTKR)   After 51 years of service, the mighty USS Enterprise will be cut up for scrap metal instead of becoming a museum. KHAAAAAAANNNNNNN   (wtkr.com) divider line 226
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2012-11-04 10:47:53 AM  
If it weren't for the need to yank the reactors out whole, thus requiring them to turn the ship into a giant block of Swiss cheese, they could turn it into a museum, but as the article states, having to then go back and, basically, re-build the ship minus the reactors would probably run the costs up to a rather large amount (I estimate around 100-200 million dollars just for the re-build, over and above the costs of cutting the ship open to yank out the reactors).
 
2012-11-04 11:07:01 AM  
Time to replace it-

strikefighterconsultinginc.com
 
2012-11-04 11:19:07 AM  
I didn't mean to say that the Enterprise should be hauling garbage...
scifanatic.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com
 
2012-11-04 11:54:31 AM  
Second oldest commissioned ship in the Navy. Oh well, we still have USS Constitution to protect us.
 
2012-11-04 12:05:02 PM  
 
2012-11-04 12:07:22 PM  
So, what are the odds that someone gets a new carrier commissioned and names it CVN-65-A?
 
2012-11-04 12:09:49 PM  
FTFA: "Following the inactivation period, it will be towed over to ...Newport News Shipbuilding - where it will be defueled. They'll remove all the fuel from it.".

Thank goodness they followed that statement up with an explanation. I'd already assumed defueling involved stuffing it with drunk midgets until it sank.
 
2012-11-04 12:14:02 PM  
FWIW, some nutsos are theorizing she'll be deliberately sunk in the Strait of Hormuz as a false-flag action to force a war with Iran. So, there's that possibility.
 
2012-11-04 12:16:16 PM  

GAT_00: So, what are the odds that someone gets a new carrier commissioned and names it CVN-65-A?


CVN-NCC-1701?
 
2012-11-04 12:39:40 PM  
www.globalnerdy.com

/obscure?
 
2012-11-04 12:47:06 PM  

calbert: [www.globalnerdy.com image 600x363]

/obscure?


Well, the guy looks familiar, but I just can't place him. Looks like he needs some ex lax or metamucil.
 
2012-11-04 12:47:38 PM  
Can you tell where is the nukular vewssil?


MaudlinMutantMollusk: I didn't mean to say that the Enterprise should be hauling garbage...
[scifanatic.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com image 664x490]


Shhhh! We don't talk about that period in History.
 
2012-11-04 12:53:34 PM  
Give ya 8 bucks and a candy bar for it...
 
2012-11-04 01:32:17 PM  
Rounding the Horn with that thing in tow?

/yikes
 
2012-11-04 01:32:23 PM  
I used to have a model USS Enterprise CVN-65 when I was 14.

/Scrapyard for me too?
 
2012-11-04 01:48:57 PM  
tie a bunch of other boats to it and turn it into a giant Raft for refugees.
 
2012-11-04 02:51:15 PM  

Dinki: Time to replace it-

[strikefighterconsultinginc.com image 850x472]


YSPLS
 
2012-11-04 02:51:38 PM  
since they cannot turn it into a museum, how about inviting in the google street map people to do their thing?
 
2012-11-04 02:52:40 PM  
Why should it be a museum? Because a shiatty 60's sci-fi show named their spaceship after it?
 
2012-11-04 02:52:54 PM  
Why don't they just remove the reactors, then tow it out to sea, sink it in a hail of missiles and gunfire in a huge explosion of patriotic fire? Would be cool to see, and would give reef fish and other assorted critters a great home.
 
2012-11-04 02:53:26 PM  

jimmyego: FTFA: "Following the inactivation period, it will be towed over to ...Newport News Shipbuilding - where it will be defueled. They'll remove all the fuel from it.".

Thank goodness they followed that statement up with an explanation. I'd already assumed defueling involved stuffing it with drunk midgets until it sank.


I thought the same thing but your assumption makes it more humorous.
 
2012-11-04 02:54:17 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Why should it be a museum? Because a shiatty 60's sci-fi show named their spaceship after it?


yes. just like Robby the robot was actually "Mechanized Robot"
file.vintageadbrowser.com
 
2012-11-04 02:55:09 PM  
Rounding the Horn with that thing in tow?

/yikes



That was my first reaction too.
 
2012-11-04 02:56:14 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Why should it be a museum? Because a shiatty 60's sci-fi show named their spaceship after it?

yes. just like Robby the robot was actually "Mechanized Robot"


Dude! I just saw that thing on Pawn Stars the other day
 
2012-11-04 02:56:17 PM  
FTA: They're selling off the 90,000 tons of scrap metal.

Any idea how much that will bring in?
 
2012-11-04 02:56:41 PM  

ClavellBCMI: If it weren't for the need to yank the reactors out whole, thus requiring them to turn the ship into a giant block of Swiss cheese, they could turn it into a museum, but as the article states, having to then go back and, basically, re-build the ship minus the reactors would probably run the costs up to a rather large amount (I estimate around 100-200 million dollars just for the re-build, over and above the costs of cutting the ship open to yank out the reactors).


2.bp.blogspot.com

Don't you mean "nucwear wessels"?
 
2012-11-04 02:56:44 PM  
Sad...

Is it dusty in here, or is it just me?

Or is it perhaps the uranium dioxide dust rising from the manhandling required to remove the reactors?

/duct tape
 
2012-11-04 02:57:00 PM  

jimmyego: I'd already assumed defueling involved stuffing it with drunk midgets until it sank.


I dont know why but that really made me laugh. Thanks
 
2012-11-04 02:57:10 PM  
I say we convert it for space flight and add a wave motion gun; can't let the Japanese have all the glory in the battle against the Gamilons.
 
2012-11-04 02:57:10 PM  
We cant save everything.

Historical hoarding is still hoarding.
 
2012-11-04 02:57:43 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Why should it be a museum? Because a shiatty 60's sci-fi show named their spaceship after it?


You could... I don't know, look up its history and find out that it's pretty historic? If you have internets, which you might not.


ct.fra.bz
 
2012-11-04 02:58:19 PM  

simplicimus: GAT_00: So, what are the odds that someone gets a new carrier commissioned and names it CVN-65-A?

CVN-NCC-1701?


Never understood why the Federation would still use Navel Construction Contracts to designate wessels.
 
2012-11-04 02:59:36 PM  
Oh and two words- Cruise Ship . Why not ? Carriers can handle almost anything. Sure. no giant pool but how awesome would that be to have a damn flat top as a cruise wessel ?
 
2012-11-04 02:59:54 PM  
I doubt there will ever be a nuclear powered carrier museum ship. They are essentially built around their reactors which will have to be removed.
 
2012-11-04 03:00:08 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I didn't mean to say that the Enterprise should be hauling garbage...
[scifanatic.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com image 664x490]


Absolute huge FAIL for lifting this from the other Enterprise thread. You should be drawn and quartered. Please, nobody give this guy any credit.
 
2012-11-04 03:00:15 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Why should it be a museum? Because a shiatty 60's sci-fi show named their spaceship after it?

yes. just like Robby the robot was actually "Mechanized Robot"
[file.vintageadbrowser.com image 660x942]


A robot that makes booze? I love Robby in Forbidden Planet. He wasn't as much fun in the TV show Lost in Space.
 
2012-11-04 03:00:38 PM  
Considering the WWII version of the Enterprise (probably the most decorated ship of the war) was scrapped. I guess Im not to surprised.

/that one should have been a museum

i.imgur.com

RIP USS Enterprise
 
2012-11-04 03:00:45 PM  
api.ning.com
There's plenty of letters in the alphabet.
 
2012-11-04 03:01:08 PM  
Why can't they turn it into a museum?

The irradiated reactors are going to hot for centuries, and now they propose to rip them out and bury them in the ground somewhere. Why not have a vigilant eye on them as part of a museum?

It would be pretty easy to just close a few doors and keep the people out of the reactor rooms. Maybe even go as far as to fill the rooms with spray foam to keep it that way.
 
2012-11-04 03:01:13 PM  
We cant save everything.

Historical hoarding is still hoarding.


As much as I'd like to see it be made into a museum, I would have to agree. This isn't a musket, or a cannon salvaged from some ship.
 
2012-11-04 03:02:14 PM  
Meh; muesum ships are giant white elephants. Plus, the reactors make the difference. They don't call her the mobile Chernobyl for nothin'.

Plus this is the enterprise that SHOULD have been saved

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Enterprise_(CV-6)

/ that is all
 
2012-11-04 03:02:27 PM  

Dinki: Time to replace it-

[strikefighterconsultinginc.com image 850x472]


That seems like a terrible design...if the plane that's just landing does a bolt or a touch-and-go, it's going to go straight into the intake of that fan.There's probably a pretty massive air current there too, because the fan is holding the carrier in the air.
 
2012-11-04 03:02:44 PM  

chewielouie: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I didn't mean to say that the Enterprise should be hauling garbage...
[scifanatic.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com image 664x490]

Absolute huge FAIL for lifting this from the other Enterprise thread. You should be drawn and quartered. Please, nobody give this guy any credit.



Reposting/recycling humor in my Fark? It's more likely than you think!
 
2012-11-04 03:03:25 PM  

serial_crusher: tie a bunch of other boats to it and turn it into a giant Raft for refugees.


If that happens we will need to find some sort of Hiro. A Protagonist for our time.
 
2012-11-04 03:05:01 PM  

Dinki: Time to replace it-

[strikefighterconsultinginc.com image 850x472]


Who designed that stupid thing?

Bolter the approach, and your ass is right over the forward port lift fan!

Which will be creating suction right there, in order to create lift by blowing downwards.

Good luck not getting sucked into it!
 
2012-11-04 03:05:44 PM  

chewielouie: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I didn't mean to say that the Enterprise should be hauling garbage...
[scifanatic.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com image 664x490]

Absolute huge FAIL for lifting this from the other Enterprise thread. You should be drawn and quartered. Please, nobody give this guy any credit.


I have no idea WTF you're talking about

/it was the first thing I thought of, so I went and found a picture
//never saw the other thread
 
2012-11-04 03:05:52 PM  
Sold for scrap - to the Chicom monster undoubtedly. Fine, one way or the other it will be an artificial reef someday - encrusted in coral or Chicom skulls - I can go either way.
 
2012-11-04 03:06:41 PM  

TheSopwithTurtle: Dinki: Time to replace it-

[strikefighterconsultinginc.com image 850x472]

That seems like a terrible design...if the plane that's just landing does a bolt or a touch-and-go, it's going to go straight into the intake of that fan.There's probably a pretty massive air current there too, because the fan is holding the carrier in the air.


With modern planes having V-take off abilities. I don't think that needs to be addressed any more. An F-35 can be used on the Helicarrier.
 
2012-11-04 03:06:41 PM  

SweetSaws: FTA: They're selling off the 90,000 tons of scrap metal.

Any idea how much that will bring in?


Well, scrap iron is about $0.16 per pound. Doing the math -> $29 million .

And yet, even with iron worth next-to-nothing, if I leave a good desk/table by the street for someone to take and use... Well, the farking Mexican scrappers will come rip the legs off just for the $0.30 of iron, rendering the rest unusable. farking scrappers.
 
2012-11-04 03:07:04 PM  
Maybe the Captain and it's command crew will hijack it for one last mission and blow it up in off limit territories in an attempt to turn death into a fighting chance to live.
 
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