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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Inactivation of Nuclear Aircraft Carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Progressing at Newport News Shipbuilding


Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) was moved Saturday from Pier 2 at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division to her original birthplace, Dry Dock 11.

Newport News employees will continue the defueling process in the dry dock under the current inactivation contract.

Six tugboats guided the ship about one mile to its new location. More than 200 shipbuilders assisted with the ship’s relocation, a two-and-a-half-hour effort. Work will continue in the dry dock until the fall of 2016.

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