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Topic review - Calling all USS Enterprise CV-6 fans
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Thanks, Martin!

I hope I can visit there sometime as I would just like to actually touch the nameplate. That would be awesome.

Kelley
Post Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:30 pm
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Enterprise's stern plate, Riverdale NJ.
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The stern plate is located in a Veteran's Park in Riverdale, NJ. The man who was in charge of scrapping Enterprise lived in Riverdale, and made sure this part was saved for posterity. There is a small display inside the library (next to the park), with artifacts from Enterprise. More photos posted on the MW Facebook page (which you should already be following!).
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Post Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:40 pm
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I may have missed it in this discussion, but..............

When did CV-6 go to a muted deck marking system ?

I have a picture of her flight deck with high contrast marking sometime early in the war, March (?) and thought that she went to a low contrast deck marking system about May 1942 ?

Thanks for any help !
Steve Wiper
Post Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:23 am
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Enterprise reminds me of a British figure in the Battle of Britain, who said words to the effect of "I didn't have to win, I simply had to not lose."
Post Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:01 am
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I hope it would have been kept in commission like Constitution and Victory. I'm not exactly sure when the USN stopped naming their CVs after famous ships or battles and started naming them after political leaders but I regret it. (The Vinson? Stennis?) If we're going to honor Presidents, there should be some empty slots for the Carter, Clinton and Obama. In any case there are a number of notable US ships with names available and even more battles. I don't think it would have diminished the fame of the Enterprise if the real ship was still with us. It did, after all, have a war record that is simply astounding.
Post Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:49 pm
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consider this, if cv6 was not scrapped then would there have been a cvn 65 & eventually cvn 80?
Post Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:52 pm
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Nice gestures no doubt. I was once involved with the Enterprise Association and their members often argued about who was responsible for the failure to keep E intact as a war memorial. Many of the members considered the scrapping as almost a crime against history. (Many speculated that Arleigh Burke had it in for Halsey - I can't confirm that.) Whatever happened the funds never appeared - someone thought a floating war memorial would be a waste of money. Let's think though. If CV6 was sitting in New York Harbor and contained as many representative "war birds" as possible and other exhibits, would anyone go see it? I think so.
Eric
Post Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:58 pm
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DennisJP wrote:
Any one know if there going to put the port holes from CVN 65?CV 6 in the new Enterprise CVN 80? The port holes are in the CVNs 65 bow in the front of the ship between the bridle sponsons. Those are from CV 6 as I am sure you know,


According to the NHHC, the CV-6 portholes were installed in the Captain's cabin, not the bow (which would make sense, given the increased exposure to the elements at the bow).

But yes, they are slated to be re-installed on CVN 80: http://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/ ... ise-story/

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One of six porthole frames and covers removed from the bridge of USS Enterprise (CV-6) in 1958. These portholes were installed in the Captain’s cabin aboard USS Enterprise (CVN-65) and are slated to be installed aboard the next ship to bear the name of Enterprise, CVN-80.
Post Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:01 pm
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This is CV-6 Enterprise, the WWII ship and not the nuc.
Post Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:32 am
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Any one know if there going to put the port holes from CVN 65?CV 6 in the new Enterprise CVN 80? The port holes are in the CVNs 65 bow in the front of the ship between the bridle sponsons. Those are from CV 6 as I am sure you know,
Post Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:22 am
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And this could all be fixed if they would just accept help....
Post Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:24 pm
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From what little can be seen, it appears to be close to the Santa Cruz fit, but with Trumpy's usual "omissions". TBD's were gone by then. The hull appears to have the Yorktown degaussing cable pattern, rather than Enterprise's. Nothing that can't be fixed, but annoying. I will still get one.
Post Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:13 pm
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Nino wrote:
Looks like the Trumpeter 1/700 Yorktown CV-5 is out there. 1st listing I've seen is on ebay.
Enterprise can't be far behind...

There she is.
Post Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:19 am
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Robbo64 wrote:
I'm new to ship building and 1/700 scale. My wife bought me the Academy Big E for Christmas and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. This thread with all you knowledge is going to be so helpful


I just got back into the hobby myself, and had been planning to build the Big E for years. I got the Academy Enterprise for Christmas as well, and it was a fantastic kit to use as a way to learn new techniques and re-learn old ones, all while building a great model! I converted mine to the ship's 1945 appearance, so it took a lot of extra work, but the Academy kit was a great foundation for the build/conversion. I'm sure you will love building your version of the Big E! Look forward to seeing your progress!
Post Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:01 pm
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It's normal. Very few plastic model companies will have rigging diagrams in their instructions. Best bet to start would be her Navsource page, although you might need to pay attention to the date of the photo and use photos of her sister ship if you can't find everything you're looking for.
Post Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:53 pm
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Looking at the instructions I can't see any mention of the rigging, am I missing something here or is this normal? Do I need to look else where for a guide?
Post Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:28 pm
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Rich Mathsen wrote:
Hi, Robbo. Good luck with your model. Take some time to read through this thread before you start cutting plastic, as there is a lot of good info here, a lot of which you may not find anywhere else. Also try http://www.cv6.org as a resource. If you have any questions, people here will be very helpful.

Regards,
Rich Mathsen



Thank you sir
Post Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:38 pm
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Hi, Robbo. Good luck with your model. Take some time to read through this thread before you start cutting plastic, as there is a lot of good info here, a lot of which you may not find anywhere else. Also try www.cv6.org as a resource. If you have any questions, people here will be very helpful.

Regards,
Rich Mathsen
Post Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:32 pm
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I'm new to ship building and 1/700 scale. My wife bought me the Academy Big E for Christmas and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. This thread with all you knowledge is going to be so helpful
Post Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:30 pm
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Hello all

I am just fideling around with the new Trumpy 1/700 CV-5 Yorktown. Very nice so far but far more complicated to build then the Academy "big E". Now Trumpeter has announced an Enterprise as well...and when I look at the Yorki parts I get a feeling their Enterprise will be from a different time window then Acadamy's offering. Give away...the rear edge of th flight deck has pre-cut sections for two 20mm at each side where as Academy's (Midway) version has only one. Does that mean we will see a Santa Cruz version? The hull of Yorktown shows two rows of port holes so I guess an all new hull is required for Enterprise anyway.
BTW...the Yorktown kit is the first 1/700 carrier I know that clearly shows the construction of the gallery deck! Similarities to the larger Cold War Intrepid in 1/350 which also has a nice gallery deck on the outside. Nothing inside though on both of them...:-(

cheers
Uwe
Post Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:21 pm

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