USS Enterprise was launched in 1936, and one of only three American carriers commissioned prior to World War II to survive the war (the others being Saratoga and Ranger). She participated in more major actions of the war against Japan than did any other US ship and earned 20 battle stars.

USS Enterprise was launched in 1936, and one of only three American carriers commissioned prior to World War II to survive the war (the others being Saratoga and Ranger). She participated in more major actions of the war against Japan than did any other US ship and earned 20 battle stars.

USS Enterprise CV 6 and USS South Dakota BB 57 during the Battle of Santa Cruz.

USS Enterprise CV 6 and USS South Dakota BB 57 during the Battle of Santa Cruz.

USS Enterprise (CV-6), was the seventh U.S. Navy vessel to bear the name. Colloquially referred to as the "Big E", she was the sixth aircraft carrier of the United States Navy.

USS Enterprise (CV-6), was the seventh U.S. Navy vessel to bear the name. Colloquially referred to as the "Big E", she was the sixth aircraft carrier of the United States Navy.

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/431915_10151397110502823_1617751764_n.jpg This week in your Navy’s history, USS Enterprise (CV 6) was commissioned on May 12, 1938.  Her legacy will continue with the third Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier – the future USS Enterprise (CVN 80), the ninth ship to bear the name.

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/431915_10151397110502823_1617751764_n.jpg This week in your Navy’s history, USS Enterprise (CV 6) was commissioned on May 12, 1938. Her legacy will continue with the third Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier – the future USS Enterprise (CVN 80), the ninth ship to bear the name.

USS Enterprise (CV-6) in Puget Sound, September 1945 - USS Enterprise (CV-6) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

USS Enterprise (CV-6) in Puget Sound, September 1945 - USS Enterprise (CV-6) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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