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    THE UNITED STATES "BIG E", THE AIRCRAFT-CARRIER ENTERPRISE ON THURSDAY BECAME THE FIRST NUCLEAR-POWERED WARSHIP TO GO INTO ACTION ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

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    PLANES ON CARRIER, BOMBS LOADED, PLANES TAKING OFF AND LANDING.




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    Background: THE UNITED STATES "BIG E", THE AIRCRAFT-CARRIER ENTERPRISE ON THURSDAY BECAME THE FIRST NUCLEAR-POWERED WARSHIP TO GO INTO ACTION ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

    THE ENTERPRISE, THE WORLD'S BIGGEST WARSHIP, WAS STATIONED OFF VIETNAM WHERE IT BEGAN LAUNCHING AIR ATTACKS AGAINST THE VIETCONG. DURING THE ATTACK IT LOST TWO OF ITS JET FIGHTER-BOMBERS. ONE OF THE PLANES WAS SHOT DOWN BY VIETCONG GROUND FIRE ABOUT 50 MILES (80KM) NORTH OF SAIGON AND THE SECOND CRASHED WHEN IT WAS COMING IN TO LAND - THE CRASH WAS DUE TO A MECHANICAL FAILURE. A US SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE TWO-MAN CREWS OF BOTH PLANES HAD BEEN SAFELY RECOVERED.

    THE ENTERPRISE HAS EIGHT ATOMIC REACTORS IN PLACE ON THE NORMAL MARINE BOILERS AND THESE REACTORS ENABLE HER TO REMAIN ON STATION INDEFINITELY. THE 85,000 TON CARRIER IS 1,101 FEET FROM STEM TO STERN AND CARRIES A CREW OF OVER FOUR AND A HALF THOUSAND MEN INCLUDING PILOTS. APART FROM 90 TO 100 PLANES, THE ENTERPRISE CARRIES ON DEFENSIVE ARMAMENTS, BEING DEPENDENT ON RESORT VESSELS FOR PROTECTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA81PVJGCEEHDRA8GVO2FJJKFIR
    Media URN:
    VLVA81PVJGCEEHDRA8GVO2FJJKFIR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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