Final departure of Big E from Norfolk

Captian Dag
27th April 2012, 03:59
Thought i would share these awsome photos of the USS Enterprise departing the Norfolk harbor. enjoy

Malky Glaister
27th April 2012, 08:33
Interesting Captain Dag, thanks



27th April 2012, 11:18
These are just about the best set of photos I have seen on this site. Well done Captain Dag.

Hugh Ferguson
27th April 2012, 16:54

27th April 2012, 17:03
It look's like the perimeter security were giving the jet skier a good looking at!!!

Jeff Taylor
27th April 2012, 18:06
For anyone not aware, about half a dozen portholes from the original WWII Enterprise (CV5 if memory serves) were salvaged and incorporated into this Enterprise. Wouldn't it be nice if they were saved and re-incorporated into a future Enterprise.

donald h
27th April 2012, 18:12
You have it spot on with your first sentence, Captain Dag,...'awesome photos' and 'enjoy'.
They are, and I certainly did!!

regards, Donald

Mike S
28th April 2012, 08:19
Brilliant pictures.
Now I am feeling really ancient.
I can remember passing her in the same area back in the sixties (1964?) as we approached Norfolk Virginia on the Northumberland. She was just built and had not yet commissioned and was anchored off. She was HUGE!

28th April 2012, 08:34
And there's me thinking I was going to see pictures of a Golfer walking down the 18th fairway for the last time !!!!!!(egg)