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(History Channel)   On this day in history, in 1969, an explosion rocked the USS Enterprise, causing significant damage that might have threatened the ship had Kirk not ripped off his shirt and fought it hand-to-hand   (history.com) divider line
    More: Vintage, Aircraft carrier, aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, nuclear reactors, A-4 Skyhawk, aircraft carrier, MK-32 Zuni rocket, Pearl Harbor, United States Navy  
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4 days ago  
That would have been the explosion when they found out they'd been cancelled -

Star Trek: The Last Voyage - SNL
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DAR [TotalFark]
4 days ago  
Really need these journalists to start using hull numbers when writing nautical news articles......k/dar

During the inactivation ceremony USS Enterprise (CVN-65), then-Secretary of the Navy announced that CVN-80 would be named Enterprise.

CVN-65 was my last ship......k/dar
 
4 days ago  
How does one fight an explosion?
 
4 days ago  
Same thing happened on the Forrestal in 1967.

One of the many accidents involving John McCain.
 
4 days ago  
I did not happen in Pearl Harbor. They were off the coast of Oahu at the time.

DAR: CVN-65 was my last ship


How's things RMC?
 
4 days ago  
Those zuni rockets really hated American aircraft carriers.

MK-32 Zuni rocket that was loaded on an F-4 Phantom jet overheated due to the exhaust from another vehicle.

A zuni is what started the fire on the Forrestal but over there, they pulled the safety or it blew off before launch
 
4 days ago  

FLMountainMan: How does one fight an explosion?


Marquess of Queensberry Rules
 
4 days ago  
I heard he fashioned a fire hose out of bamboo and some minerals just lying around.
 
4 days ago  

FLMountainMan: How does one fight an explosion?


Shirtless according to the headline.
 
4 days ago  
Not to worry, this was played over the intercom to keep the damage control parties motivated:

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4 days ago  
Da-dun, da-dun, da-dun,
Dun, dun dun dun dun, ta ta.
 
4 days ago  

DAR: Really need these journalists to start using hull numbers when writing nautical news articles......k/dar

During the inactivation ceremony USS Enterprise (CVN-65), then-Secretary of the Navy announced that CVN-80 would be named Enterprise.

CVN-65 was my last ship......k/dar


My buddy served on CVN-65  in the late 80s.
 
4 days ago  
Damage sustained while orbiting Neptune and beating up Romulans.
 
4 days ago  
What does God need with an aircraft carrier?
 
4 days ago  
Persons of interest wanted for questioning

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DAR [TotalFark]
4 days ago  

Old_Chief_Scott: How's things RMC?


4.0 shipmate
 
4 days ago  
It wasn't me! I had just barely been conceived at this point.
 
4 days ago  
It should have been hauled away, AS garbage!
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4 days ago  
My dad was a pilot in Air Wing 21 on the Hancock (CVA-19) in 1972. After the Forrestal and Enterprise incidents, they had stopped using unguided rockets like the Zuni altogether.
 
4 days ago  

FLMountainMan: How does one fight an explosion?


Hold it in until you somewhere private and hope it is just gas.
 
4 days ago  
It's also Benedict Arnold's birthday and George Wallace became governor.  But enough about Today in Traitor History.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: That would have been the explosion when they found out they'd been cancelled -

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Get a life, will ya?

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4 days ago  
The Biggest Disaster to Hit the USS Enterprise
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4 days ago  

puckrock2000: It should have been hauled away, AS garbage!
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Tell me that's not Liam Neeson.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

dothemath: Same thing happened on the Forrestal in 1967.

One of the many accidents involving John McCain.


Those Zunni rockets really were unstable AF, weren't they?
 
4 days ago  

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Are you ready to rock?!

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dothemath: Same thing happened on the Forrestal in 1967.

One of the many accidents involving John McCain.


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The rocket was fired from the F4 on the left #410. McCain's A-4 #405 is on the right. How was he involved in this accident?
 
4 days ago  

Red Shirt Blues: dothemath: Same thing happened on the Forrestal in 1967.

One of the many accidents involving John McCain.

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The rocket was fired from the F4 on the left #410. McCain's A-4 #405 is on the right. How was he involved in this accident?


He bet the guy 5 bucks he wouldn't hit the button.
 
4 days ago  

DAR: Really need these journalists to start using hull numbers when writing nautical news articles......k/dar


During the inactivation ceremony USS Enterprise (CVN-65), then-Secretary of the Navy announced that CVN-80 would be named Enterprise.

CVN-65 was my last ship......k/dar

The Prise was my first, and only ship.  My LCPO was on that cruise with the fire, he said that flaming fuel dripped all the way down to the 2nd deck where Reactor Berthing was.  Not sure if any injuries happened there, but there was also a repair locker and the aft triage area located there, not sure if any of them were affected by the fire, but they sure would have been busy if undamaged.

My GQ was at Repair 1B, so we were one of the backup teams for any flight deck conflags.  Sure glad we never had to go through what our prior shipmates had to live, and die, through.

RL Div 81-83
 
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