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The World’s First Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier, The USS Enterprise, Was Launched This Day 57-Years Ago.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Enterprise_(CVN-65)

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Same Wikipedia as above.

It was — and still is — the LONGEST naval craft EVER BUILT!

That it still holds that record is amazing.

The ‘Big E’. I was 7-years old when this was launched. I think I remember hearing about it in Ceylon.

Was NOT the first nuclear-powered naval vessel. That was, of course, the USS Nautilus, launched 5-years earlier.

That the ‘Big-E’ still remains the longest naval vessel is worth thinking about.

Other thing interesting is that was the 6th USS Enterprise — superseding CV-6, an aircraft carrier too, that had served during WW II — up until 1947.

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by Anura Guruge

Something To Be Happy & Proud About — HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier, Royal Navy’s Largest Ever Ship.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Queen_Elizabeth_(R08)

It sailed majestically into its home port, Portsmouth harbor, Hampshire (Hants.) on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. I was lucky enough to catch it on Sky News. It was quite the sight. Wow.

Something to be happy and proud about while Trump tries to lead the world into another war.

British pride.

Made my day. Watch the YouTube and marvel.

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by Anura Guruge