#AtoZchallenge – USS Enterprise

Hello folks! I’m so sorry to be late posting this. My poor broken arm is giving me fits today. So, I reckon most of this post will be pictures and copy and paste. My apologies!

Nine US Navy vessels have carried the name Enterprise, going all the way back to 1775. Here is a full list, compliments of Wikipedia:

 USS Enterprise (1775), a Continental Navy sloop captured from the British, burned to prevent recapture in 1777

Enterprise (1776), a Continental Navy schooner, formerly a privateer, used in Chesapeake Bay as a convoy and patrol ship until 1777

USS Enterprise (1799), a schooner that fired the first shots in the First Barbary War

USS Enterprise (1831), a schooner, stationed primarily in South America to patrol and protect commerce

USS Enterprise (1874), a steam-powered sloop-of-war used for surveying, patrolling, and training until 1909

USS Enterprise (SP-790), a motorboat (1917–1919) used in World War I as a non-commissioned section patrol craft

USS Enterprise (CV-6), an aircraft carrier (1938–1947) that served in World War II

USS Enterprise (CVN-65), a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier (1961–2017)

USS Enterprise (CVN-80), a Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier, under construction and scheduled to enter service by 2028

#AtoZchallenge isn’t only about me. Many, many other bloggers are participating this year. I encourage you to visit a few. Don’t forget to like and comment so we know who you are so we can thank you. Additionally, you may find a blog or three you like enough to follow. If you do, hit those subscribe buttons and get to reading! Thanks for coming by today; here are a few suggestions you might want to look at:

The View From the Cheap Seats: https://renbog.com/

Zombie Flamingoes: https://zombieflamingoes.com/

Wide Eyed in Wonder: https://reginamartins.com/

The Squirrel Nutwork: https://thesquirrelnutwork.wordpress.com/

The Sound of One Hand Typing: http://thesoundofonehandtyping.com

See y’all tomorrow, good lord willing and the creek don’t rise!


About Ol' Big Jim

Ol' Big Jim, has been a storekeeper, an embalmer, a hospital orderly, a medical biller, and through it all, a teller of tall tales. Many of his stories, like his first book, New Yesterdays, are set in his hometown of Piedmont, Alabama. For seven years, he lived in the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, Amman, Jordan where he spends his time trying to visit each one of the thousands of Ammani coffee shops and scribbling in his ever-present notebook. These days, you can find him back stateside, still filling notebooks.
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1 Response to #AtoZchallenge – USS Enterprise

  1. Such an interesting post – TY for listing some of those in the A to Z – i find the master list complicated

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