USS Enterprise (CV-06)

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USS Enterprise CV(N)-6

The (N) stand for Night Operations not Nuclear

The Big E in action.
The hit that took her out of the War


  • The Big E
  • Lucky E
  • The Grey Ghost
  • The Galloping Ghost

Easily qualifying for the title of the most decorated ship ever to serve in the United States Navy. This ship was an Yorktown-class aircraft carrier and was laid down on July 16, 1934. The ship had a capacity for carrying 90 combat aircraft including during its career, SBD-2 Dauntlesses, F4F-3 Wildcats, TBD Devastators, TBF-1 Avengers, F6F-3 Hellcats, F4U-2(N) Corsairs, SB2C Helldivers, TBM-3D Avengers(night combat bombers), and F6F-5(N) Hellcats(night combat fighters). The ship was a participant in nearly every naval engagement in the Pacific Theater of WWII. From October 26, 1942 to May 1, 1943 she served as the only operational aircraft carrier serving in the Pacific fighting the Japanese navy constantly during this period. After this she was massively refitted and returned to service on November 6, 1943. She served in combat operations until battle damage from a kamikaze hit on her forward elevator took her out of action on May 16, 1945.

The ship has received 20 Battle Stars, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the Presidential Unit Citation, the Navy Unit Commendation, the British Admiralty Pennant(Only non Royal Navy Ship with this honor), the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and the Philippine Liberation Medal.

The ship was scrapped on January 17, 1946. The steel was sold to General Electric.

Notable Battles

  • Coral Sea
  • Battle of Midway
  • Battle of Guadalcanal
  • Battle of the Eastern Solomons
  • Battle of Santa Cruz
  • Battle of Rennell Island
  • Gilbert Islands Operations
  • Marshall Islands Operations
  • Battle of Truk
  • Hollandia (New Guinea) Operations
  • Mariana Islands Operations(otherwise known as the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot)
  • Battle of Leyte Gulf
  • Battle of Iwo Jima
  • Battle of Okinawa