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(WKRG Mobile)   USS Enterprise could be dismantled in Mobile, Alabama. Jim Kirk inconsolable   (wkrg.com) divider line
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2020-08-15 2:48:43 AM  
Second star to the right, straight on until morning.
 
2020-08-15 3:14:57 AM  
Damn the photon torpedoes, full warp speed ahead!
 
2020-08-15 4:21:56 AM  
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I'll Never lose  you...

...no beach to walk on...
 
2020-08-15 4:50:18 AM  
She's gonna fark up her ankles
 
2020-08-15 5:04:00 AM  
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2020-08-15 5:11:36 AM  
US enterprise already being dismantled by Russia and China...
 
2020-08-15 5:12:09 AM  
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2020-08-15 5:13:39 AM  
Don't be sad, the next Big E has already been laid down, the Ford class carrier CVN-80 will carry the proud tradition onwards for the next 50+ years.
 
2020-08-15 5:23:25 AM  

janzee: [Fark user image image 425x543]


"But where's the NX--"
"Jonathan Archer is dead to us."
 
2020-08-15 5:37:07 AM  
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2020-08-15 6:01:09 AM  
Go to hell.
 
2020-08-15 6:14:18 AM  
Approves

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2020-08-15 6:45:21 AM  
My buddy served on the 'ol CVN-65 back in the late '80s.

/Csb
 
2020-08-15 6:47:06 AM  
It's dead, Jim.
 
2020-08-15 7:05:48 AM  

Somaticasual: US enterprise already being dismantled by Russia and China...


China?  Absolutely.  But Russia?  No.
 
2020-08-15 7:06:21 AM  
I dunno, somehow it seems as if it should be destroyed in battle.instead.
 
2020-08-15 7:08:45 AM  

salsashark1: Go to hell.


Well, OK, but I don't see how that's related.

Go to Hell
Youtube VRL1hGPOUTo
 
2020-08-15 7:09:14 AM  
I hope they cleaned up Mobile from last time I was there. Yikes. Place was falling apart. Looked like Waterworld.
 
2020-08-15 7:10:21 AM  

GhostOfSavageHenry: I dunno, somehow it seems as if it should be destroyed in battle.instead.


We could strip it to the bare hull and sell it to the Iranians for target practice.
 
2020-08-15 7:12:33 AM  

Bluenosed Baker: I hope they cleaned up Mobile from last time I was there. Yikes. Place was falling apart. Looked like Waterworld.


They haven't. Still the post apocalyptic  scene that was when you were there.
 
2020-08-15 7:13:41 AM  

dittybopper: Somaticasual: US enterprise already being dismantled by Russia and China...

China?  Absolutely.  But Russia?  No.


Well, from the Top down...
 
2020-08-15 7:42:46 AM  
I have passed this story on to the Official William Shatner Fan Club.
Captain Kirk could respond.
 
2020-08-15 7:52:38 AM  

ReluctantLondon: janzee: [Fark user image image 425x543]

"But where's the NX--"
"Jonathan Archer is dead to us."


Ahh yes, "Star Trek 1: Here's some stuff"
 
2020-08-15 7:58:00 AM  
It'll go to Bremerton, Wa.. How else will the reactors end up at Hanford..https://en.m.wikipedia.org/w​iki/United​_States_naval_reactors
 
2020-08-15 8:08:47 AM  

GhostOfSavageHenry: I dunno, somehow it seems as if it should be destroyed in battle.instead.


Have at 'er captain.
 
2020-08-15 8:14:06 AM  
It's not going to be an easy or quick dismantling, either. The Enterprise has a different layout than the later Nimitz class nuclear wessels:eight reactors instead of two. It was supposed to be even faster than the Nimitz class.

When I was on the Theodore Roosevelt, there was a 'drag race' against the Enterprise in the Atlantic. More like a rolling start, actually. Both ships next to each other and supposedly both punched it and took off. The Roosevelt pulled away fast. I always had a feeling the Enterprise crew didn't know  about the race.
 
2020-08-15 8:24:49 AM  

Your_Huckleberry: It's not going to be an easy or quick dismantling, either. The Enterprise has a different layout than the later Nimitz class nuclear wessels:eight reactors instead of two. It was supposed to be even faster than the Nimitz class.

When I was on the Theodore Roosevelt, there was a 'drag race' against the Enterprise in the Atlantic. More like a rolling start, actually. Both ships next to each other and supposedly both punched it and took off. The Roosevelt pulled away fast. I always had a feeling the Enterprise crew didn't know  about the race.


Now I'm reminded of that robot chicken episode where Luke and Ben took the sand crawler for a joy ride only it's two US aircraft carriers on the open sea. Only thing missing is the part you didn't tell us where they jumped the carriers over a sea trench and paused the footage recorded mid jump as some country bumpkin goes, "Uh oh! Looks like Big E and Big N are in a bit of a spot!" *guitar twanging*

Spoiler: It was all camera angles at the ships highest peek out of the water.
 
2020-08-15 8:45:59 AM  
NCC1701, No bloody A, B, C or D

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2020-08-15 8:46:34 AM  

Dodo David: I have passed this story on to the Official William Shatner Fan Club.
Captain Kirk could respond.


Well sure!  He's the president and only member!
 
2020-08-15 8:58:17 AM  
Mobile? Not anymore..
 
2020-08-15 9:05:29 AM  
Best actor ever, and I have proof.
 
2020-08-15 9:31:57 AM  
Good thing we're not talking about the USS Ronald Reagan, becausecoont6 does fun things with the Fark filter.
 
2020-08-15 9:57:33 AM  

camarugala: Bluenosed Baker: I hope they cleaned up Mobile from last time I was there. Yikes. Place was falling apart. Looked like Waterworld.

They haven't. Still the post apocalyptic  scene that was when you were there.


Did they at least take the crane out of the warf it fell through?
 
2020-08-15 10:01:16 AM  

buntz: Dodo David: I have passed this story on to the Official William Shatner Fan Club.
Captain Kirk could respond.

Well sure!  He's the president and only member!


Wrong! The Official William Shatner Fan Club has an active website with many members.
Mr. Shatner visits the site periodically and hosts live discussion threads when he has time to do so.
During one such live discussion, I shared with him my rendition of Captain Kirk as a Minion.

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Mr. Shatner asked why Minion Kirk wore goggles.
 
2020-08-15 10:01:32 AM  

Your_Huckleberry: It's not going to be an easy or quick dismantling, either. The Enterprise has a different layout than the later Nimitz class nuclear wessels:eight reactors instead of two. It was supposed to be even faster than the Nimitz class.

When I was on the Theodore Roosevelt, there was a 'drag race' against the Enterprise in the Atlantic. More like a rolling start, actually. Both ships next to each other and supposedly both punched it and took off. The Roosevelt pulled away fast. I always had a feeling the Enterprise crew didn't know  about the race.


AHEM That's classified.
 
2020-08-15 10:15:57 AM  

Dodo David: Wrong! The Official William Shatner Fan Club has an active website with many members.
Mr. Shatner visits the site periodically and hosts live discussion threads when he has time to do so.
During one such live discussion, I shared with him my rendition of Captain Kirk as a Minion.

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Mr. Shatner asked why Minion Kirk wore goggles.


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2020-08-15 10:16:43 AM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Approves

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2020-08-15 10:43:32 AM  
And way to go Alabama.  You scored a scrap job. Sort of befitting of the dumbest state in the country.

/ I did kind of like parts of Mobile.
 
2020-08-15 10:44:33 AM  
Did read but if this is one of the WW2 carriers that fought at Midway.  Godspeed great gray lady.
 
2020-08-15 10:46:13 AM  
Good god! I worked on that when It was building 65 in Bremerton Shipyard. I was the electrician for Fire Pump Management... a real up-and-down adventure
 
2020-08-15 10:54:31 AM  

Madbeefer: It'll go to Bremerton, Wa.. How else will the reactors end up at Hanford..https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wi​ki/United_States_naval_reactors


I thot they were done burying nuke crap... I worked on the reactor barges in good ol' PSNS between trips/

/ always a ground or short somewhere...
// We called it 'Barge Patrol'
/// Maybe 'Lost at Sea' will get another episode
 
2020-08-15 10:56:43 AM  
The real tragedy is they scrapped the Enterprise carrier from WWII, it is likely the greatest warship that ever sailed. The amount of damage it inflicted on the Japanese is astonishing.
The Enterprise from Star Trek was named in honor of CV-6 the Enterprise of WWII.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Ent​e​rprise_(CV-6)
 
2020-08-15 11:03:42 AM  
one word
A-S-B-E-S-T-O-S

ehhhhhsh
 
2020-08-15 11:05:33 AM  

sitesmithscott: Did read but if this is one of the WW2 carriers that fought at Midway.  Godspeed great gray lady.


It isn't. The WWII Enterprise was CV-6. The article is discussing the nuke carrier Enterprise, commissioned in the early 60s, CVN-65.
 
2020-08-15 11:16:09 AM  
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2020-08-15 11:25:52 AM  

ranchguy: one word
A-S-B-E-S-T-O-S

ehhhhhsh


Some more words:
PCBs, lead, chromates, silicates, and radiation.
 
2020-08-15 11:38:42 AM  
This is completely the sign of the American Enterprise falling apart at its own depth of stupidity.  I get it can't be turned into a museum herself because of the 8 reactors coming out the top of the flight deck would pretty much mean building a new ship to fix it.
But sell the steel from the ship as a piece of history.  There is a huge line of people from those that served on the Big E to those that love Star Trek, that would buy a 4" square piece of certified and authenticated USS Enterprise steel.
Battleships do it with the teak decking: https://shop.pacificbattlesh​ip.com/iow​a-deck-collection-planks.html
and get good coin for it.
/I get a free piece for suggesting it, and a cut of the action
 
2020-08-15 11:48:06 AM  

Turbo Cojones: Your_Huckleberry: It's not going to be an easy or quick dismantling, either. The Enterprise has a different layout than the later Nimitz class nuclear wessels:eight reactors instead of two. It was supposed to be even faster than the Nimitz class.

When I was on the Theodore Roosevelt, there was a 'drag race' against the Enterprise in the Atlantic. More like a rolling start, actually. Both ships next to each other and supposedly both punched it and took off. The Roosevelt pulled away fast. I always had a feeling the Enterprise crew didn't know  about the race.

AHEM That's classified.


Oops.
 
2020-08-15 11:49:30 AM  

dougermouse: This is completely the sign of the American Enterprise falling apart at its own depth of stupidity.  I get it can't be turned into a museum herself because of the 8 reactors coming out the top of the flight deck would pretty much mean building a new ship to fix it.
But sell the steel from the ship as a piece of history.  There is a huge line of people from those that served on the Big E to those that love Star Trek, that would buy a 4" square piece of certified and authenticated USS Enterprise steel.
Battleships do it with the teak decking: https://shop.pacificbattleshi​p.com/iowa-deck-collection-planks.html
and get good coin for it.
/I get a free piece for suggesting it, and a cut of the action


Haul it up on shore, and have a day where everyone can bring a cutting device and you can keep whatever you can cut off.

Note, there's around 75,000 tons of non-radioactive recoverable steel in the ship. A 4x4x4" square weighs about 4.5 pounds, so we can only get rid of the whole ship if the line of Navy nerds and Star Trek nerds is 33 million people long.
 
2020-08-15 11:56:21 AM  

sitesmithscott: Did read but if this is one of the WW2 carriers that fought at Midway.  Godspeed great gray lady.


The Enterprise from Midway was scrapped in the late 50s.  The backlash from that actually spurred the WWII ship preservation movement that saved a bunch of ships as museums.
 
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