Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. USS Enterprise, formerly, is the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Nicknamed "Big E", like her World War II predecessor, at 342 m she is the longest naval vessel in the world. After having served for 51 consecutive years, Enterprise was deactivated on 1 December 2012 with her official decommissioning taking place sometime after her reactors are defueled. The name has been adopted by the future Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. Learn more about the legendary ship and its characteristics in this book.