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USS Enterprise

Home port: Norfolk, Virginia
Type of vessel: Nuclear aircraft carrier
Total personnel: 5,800 approx.
Aircraft: 85
Maximum speed: 30+ knots
Nuclear reactors: 8
Flight deck: 4.5 acres
Commissioned: November 25, 1961

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CARRIER AIRWING EIGHT
VF-41 Black Aces (FA-18 Hornets)
VF-14 Tophatters (F-14 Tomcats)
VFA-15 Valions (FA-18 Hornets)
VFA-87 Golden Warriors (FA-18 Hornets)
VS-24 Scouts (S-3 Viking)
VAW-124 Bear Aces (E-2 Hawkeyes)
VAQ-141 Shadowhawks (SH-60 Seahawk helicopters)
HS-3 Tridents (SH-60 Seahawk and HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters)
BATTLE GROUP
Two submarines
- USS Providence
- USS Jacksonville
Two cruisers
- USS Philippine Sea
- USS Gettysburg
Five destroyers
- USS McFaul
- USS Gonzalez
- USS Stout
- USS Thorn
- USS Nicholson
One frigate
- USS Nicholas
One combat support ship
- USS Arctic


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