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USS Enterprise Special Collection
SDASM.SC.10145  
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Description
The USS Enterprise (CV-6) was a 19,800-ton Yorktown class aircraft carrier and the seventh U.S. Navy vessel to bear the name.
Background
The USS Enterprise (CV-6) was a 19,800-ton Yorktown class aircraft carrier and the seventh U.S. Navy vessel to bear the name. She was launched in 1936 and was one of only three American carriers commissioned prior to World War II to survive the war (the others being the USS Saratoga and USS Ranger). She participated in almost every major action of the war against Japan in the Pacific Theater, more than any other U.S. ship. She was present at the Battle of Midway, various air-sea engagements during the Guadalcanal campaign, the Battle of the Philippine Sea, strikes in the South China Sea, the Iwo Jima invasion, and the Okinawa campaign amongst others. She had to the return to the U.S. after a particularly damaging hit by a Kamikaze on May 14, 1945 and repairs were not completed until September, after the Japanese surrender.
Extent
0.43 Cubic Feet 1 box, 15”x5”x10”.
Restrictions
Some copyright may be reserved. Consult with the library director for more information.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers by appointment.