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World’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise makes final deployment

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The USS Enterprise has set sail on its final voyage.

say the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, which was featured in the
film "Top Gun," left Norfolk, Va., around noon on Sunday.The
ship with more than 4,000 crew members has been a part of history over
the past 50 years. It was involved in several wars and played a
prominent role in the Cuban missile crisis. It also served as a spotter
ship for John Glenn's historic orbit of Earth.The Enterprise is the longest aircraft carrier in the U.S. fleet. It is also the oldest.

ship is both old and one-of-a-kind, meaning maintenance can be tricky.
Crew members acknowledge life at sea can be tough because they often
have to build spare parts from scratch.

Added: Mar-11-2012 Occurred On: Mar-11-2012
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