Wednesday, June 1, 2016

A Look At Some of Hampton Roads' Most Famous Ships-- Part 5: USS Forrestal

**  The Original "Super Carrier"--  Launched at Newport News on December 11, 1954, the USS Forrestall (CVA-59) was 1,039 feet long.  It was the first aircraft carrier designed and built for use by jet aircraft.

**  First Nuclear-Powered Carrier--  Commissioned November 25, 1961, the USS Enterprise (CVN-65), was 1,123 feet long and still ranks as the largest naval vessel ever built.


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