Sea History 141 - Winter 2012-2013

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USS Enterprise (CVN 65) will inactivate on 1 December 2012, after 51 years of service. According to the US Navy, th e inactivation and defueling process will have major impacts on the structure of the ship, making it not cost-effective to return the ship to a condition that would support it becoming a museum. Equipm ent that may be of historic interest will be reclaimed and passed on to museums or appropriate Navy commands, so Enterprise's contributions to the nation's defense over the pas t half-century will be remembered. Items being considered for distribution to museums will be handled by the Naval Tired of nautical reproductions? Martifacts has on ly authentic marine collectibles rescued from scrapped ships: navigation lamps, sextants, clocks, bells, barometers, charts, flags, binnacles, telegraphs, portholes, U.S. Navy dinnerware and flatware, and more. Current brochure - $1.00

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Historical and Heritage Command. Following the 1 December 2012 inactivation ceremony, the Enterprise will remain at Naval Station Norfolk for approximately six months to off-load equipment and to prepare the vessel for tow to Huntington IngaLls Industries/Newport News Shipyard. The inactivation phase will last approximately four years. H ydraulic systems will be drained and expendable materials, tools, spare parts, and furnishings will be removed. Additionally, tanks containing oil and other fluids will be drai ned and cleaned, any hazardous material will be removed, and the ship's electri cal and

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lighting sysrems will be de-energized . Concurrent with inactivation, the ship will be defueled using the same techniques that have been used successfully to refuel and defuel over 350 naval nuclear-powered warships. The ship will also be prepared to be towed to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in 2017 for dismantling and recycling. {http: //www.enterprise. ... The Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 celebrated its first anniversary in November. In its first year, the center has hosted close to 30,000 visitors through public programs, school tours, and services at the Employment Centerall free to the public. New to the center is the Reflections on Rosie exhibit, featuring the work of four wo men artisans who collaborated on the exh ibit to explore the irrevocable transformation of women during World War II. The scories covered in the exhibit come from the center's oral history collection, developed in partnership with the Brooklyn Historical Society. Rosie joins the permanent exhibit Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future. See their website for upcoming programs, including a talk in December by historian Prof. Joshua Freeman of Queens College who will speak on the decline and renaissance of industrial Brooklyn {date and time TBA). Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92 exh ibits are free and open to the public, Wednesday-Sunday from 12-6pm. {BLDG 92 , 63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11 205 ; Ph. 7 18 907-5992; www. bldg92 .org) ,t Page 35i Crossword puzzle answers. Across: 4, crow's rnest; 6, beetl e; 7, fox ; 8, fi sh; 12, cat's paw; 13, home; 15, dolphinstriker. Down: 1, rabbet (rabbit); 2, nmouse; 3, monkey's fi st; 5, hounds; 9, ca mel; 10, cat; I I I gooseneck; 14, pi g; 15 dog; 16, hog.


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