USS Enterprise (CV-06)

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[[File:USS Enterprise (CV-6) in Puget Sound, September 1945.jpg|thumb|right|300px|The Big E in action.]]
 
[[File:USS Enterprise (CV-6) in Puget Sound, September 1945.jpg|thumb|right|300px|The Big E in action.]]
[[File:Cv6-explosion-wide.jpg‎|thumb|right|300px|The hit that took her out of the War]]The '''USS ''Enterprise'' (CV(N)-06)''' (also known as the '''Big E, Lucky E, Galloping Ghost, and Grey Ghost''') is the second ship of the [[Yorktown-class aircraft carrier|''Yorktown''-class carriers]] and the most decorated ship of WW2 having participated in twenty major battles. The ''Enterprise'' is also one of only three pre-WW2 USN aircraft carriers to survive the war (the others were USS ''Saratoga'' (CV-03) and USS ''Ranger'' (CV-04)).
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[[File:Cv6-explosion-wide.jpg‎|thumb|right|300px|The hit that took her out of the War.  For perspective the dark object at the peak of the explosion is the forward elevator.]]The '''USS ''Enterprise'' (CV(N)-06)''' (also known as the '''Big E, Lucky E, Galloping Ghost, and Grey Ghost''') is the second ship of the [[Yorktown-class aircraft carrier|''Yorktown''-class carriers]] and the most decorated ship of WW2 having participated in twenty major battles. The ''Enterprise'' is also one of only three pre-WW2 USN aircraft carriers to survive the war (the others were USS ''Saratoga'' (CV-03) and USS ''Ranger'' (CV-04)).
  
  

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