FAQ: A History of Ships Named Enterprise

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Feb 5, 1997, 3:00:00 AM2/5/97

FAQ: A History of Ships Named Enterprise

Last Updated: January 7, 1997

Compiled by David Wells

"Enterprise" - Boldness, energy, and invention in practical affairs
(Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, 1963)

Organization: This guide is organized chronologically, by launch dates
where available.

Archive site (WWW): http://www.ee.umanitoba.ca/~djc/startrek/SNE.html
FTP site (text): ftp://ftp.cc.umanitoba.ca/startrek/ships_named_enterprise

0) Early Enterprises

The name Enterprise was used in Britain's Royal Navy as early as 1705,
and many RN ships have borne that name, however I only have information
on a few of the later ones. The first Enterprise that I have good
information of is an American sloop of war.

1) 1775-1777 Sloop of War (USA)

Displacement: 70 tons
Propulsion: Sloop rigged (later, bark rigged)
Compliment: 50
Armament: 12 4-pounders, 10 swivels
Captured from Great Britain 18 May, 1775 at St. Johns, Quebec by Col. B.
Arnold. Armed for use on Lake Champlain, renamed Enterprise.

28 August 1775: with other vessels, embarked 1000 troops for capture
of St Johns, Montreal, and Quebec.

11-13 October 1776: Battle of Valcour Island (near Plattsburg, NY)
Tactical defeat for Americans, though strategic victory. British
invasion disrupted. Enterprise was one of only five ships to escape.

7 July 1777: Run aground and burned on Lake Champlain, to prevent capture.

2) 1776-1777 (USA)
Successful privateer, purchased 20 December 1776 by Continental Navy.

Displacement: 25 tons
Propulsion: Schooner rigged
Compliment: 60
Armament: 8 guns

Little information on this ship survives. Operated in Chesapeake Bay.
Returned to Maryland Council of Safety February 1777.

3) 1799-1823 Schooner (USA)
Known as "Lucky little Enterprise". I have to believe that this is the
ship they meant to portray in "Generations".

Displacement: 135 tons
Length: 84" 7"
Beam: 22" 6"
Draught: 10'
Propulsion: Schooner rigged (2 masts)
Compliment: 70
Armament: 12 6 pounders
Built: 1799 by Henry Spencer, Baltimore MD

1800: Quasi-war with France. Captured 8 privateers, recovered 11 captured
American ships. One of only 14 ships retained after the war.

26 June 1801: Entered Mediterranean Sea

1 August 1801: Defeated Tripolitan corsair Tripoli.

17 January 1803: Captures Tunisian ship Paulina.

22 May 1803: Ran 30 ton Tripolitan ship aground.

June 1803: Coastal bombardment missions

23 December 1803: With USS Constitution, captured Tripolitan ketch Mastico.
This ketch was used on Decatur's mission to burn the captured frigate

Winter 1804-1805: Rebuilt at Venice

15 August 1806: Attacked by Spanish gunboats. Gunboats were driven off.

Late 1807: Returned to USA

1810-1811: out of commission, under repair at Washington Navy Yard

April 1811: Recommissioned

2 October 1811 - 20 May 1812: Refitted with brig rigging at Washington Navy

5 September 1813: Captured British brig Boxer near Portland, Maine.

(Repairs at Portland)

Sailed to Carribean with USS Rattlesnake. Captured 3 ships.

25 February 1814: Separated from Rattlesnake by a more powerful opponent.
Enterprise was forced to jettison her armament in order to escape.

9 March 1814: Reached Wilmington, NC

July-November 1815: Final Mediterranean tour.

November 1817: Sailed for Carribean & Gulf of Mexico to combat pirates,
smugglers, and slavers. Captured 13 ships on this duty

9 July 1823: Ran aground and broke up on Little Curacao island in the
West Indies. No losses to the crew.

4) 1831-1844 Schooner (USA)

Displacement: 194 tons
Length: 88'
Beam: 23' 6"
Draught: 10'
Propulsion: Schooner rigged
Compliment: 72
Armament: 2 9 pounders, 8 24 pounders
Builder: New York Navy Yard
Launched: 26 October 1831
Commissioned: 15 December 1831

No combat record. After two years of patrols near Brazil, (1832-1834)
she sailed around the world from New York, by way of Brazil, Africa, India,
the Far East, the East Indies, Honolulu HI, Mazatlan Mexico, Cape Horn,
Rio de Janeiro, and then to Philadelphia.

12 July 1839: decommissioned.

16 March 1840: Re-commissioned

1840-1844: Patrols off South America

24 June 1844; decommissioned,

28 October 1844: Sold.

5) 1864-1899? Sloop of War (UK) (variant of Research class)

Displacement: 1350 tons
Length: 180'
Beam: 36'
Draught 12.4'-15.1'
Propulsion: Barque rigged 18,250 sq. ft. sail area, plus
Ravenhill horizontal steam piston engine, 2 45" cylinders,
18" stroke, 690 IHP at 90 RPM, (1 shaft) for 9.9 knots
(95 tons coal)
Compliment: 130
Armament: 2 100 pounder "Somersets", 2 110 pounder breach loaders
Builder: Deptford (designed by Edward Reed)
Keel Laid: 5 May 1862
Launched: 9 February 1864
Completed: 3 June 1864
Cost: 62,464 pounds

The first composite ironclad. (wooden construction with iron armor) While
some have classified this ship as a "lightweight battleship", I tend to
think of her as a modified sloop-of-war. She was MUCH smaller than
contemporary battleships. I have little information on her record.

6) 1877-1909 Sloop of War (USA)

This ship's record in some ways resembles that of NCC-1701.....

Displacement: 1375 tons
Length: 185'
Beam: 35'
Draught: 14' 3"
Propulsion: bark-rigged, plus steam piston engines
Compliment: 184
Armament: 1 11" smoothbore, 4 9", 1 60 pounder
Builder: Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine (John W. Griffith, contractor)
Launched: 13 June 1874
Commissioned: 16 March 1877

No combat record. After fitting out at Norfolk VA, surveyed the mouth of the
Mississippi River. Returned to Norfolk April 1878. Left 27 May to survey
Amazon and Madeira rivers. Returned to New York. Left for Europe December
1878. Visited many northern European and Mediterranean ports.

9 May 1880: Returned to Washington Navy Yard for repairs. Decommissioned.

12 January 1882: Recommissioned

1 January 1883: Began 3 year worldwide hydrographic survey mission.
Contributed materially to the knowledge of the oceans, their
currents, and their bottoms.

21 March 1886: De-commissioned at New York.

4 October 1887: Re-commissioned

20 May 1890: De-commissioned at New York.

September 1891 - September 1892: Training ship at US Naval Academy,
Annapolis MD

17 October 1892: Loaned to Commonwealth of Massachusetts as maritime school

4 May 1909: Returned to the U. S. Navy

1 October 1909: sold

7) 1914? - 1918? Motorboat No. 790 (USA)

Served in non-commissioned status in the 2nd naval district.

8) 1919 - 1946 Light Cruiser (UK) ("E" class, sister ship: HMS Emerald)

Displacement: 7500 tons standard, 9000+ fully loaded
Length: 570'
Beam: 54' 6"
Draught: 16' 6"
Propulsion: 4 sets Brown-Curtis geared steam turbines, 80,000 SHP = 32 knots
Compliment: 572
Armament: 7 6"/L50, 5 4" AA, 4 sets of quadruple 21" torpedo tubes
Builder: John Brown, Clydebank
Launched: December 23, 1919
Completed: 1926

Introduced the "knuckle bow" to Royal Navy cruisers. Served in World War II,
mainly deployed on the trade routes. Operated with the Far East fleet late in
the war A wartime proposal to convert her into an aircraft carrier was rejected.

24 April 1940: Bombarded German positions near Narvik, Norway

28 December 1943: HMS Enterprise and HMS Glasgow intercepted a German destroyer
squadron sent to escort a German blockade runner into France. The two
British cruisers in what was apparently appalling weather engaged the
Germans, sinking 3 destroyers. This is considered to be the last major
surface action in the European theatre.

6 June 1944: HMS Enterprise was part of the naval bombardment group off
Normandy in the American sector.

11 April 1946: Sold

21 April 1946: Arrived at Newport for scrapping

9) 1935-? Training Airship L-5 (USA)

Length: 148 feet (45.1 m)
Diameter: 46 feet (14.0 m)
Gas Volume: 123,000 cubic feet (3,483 cu.m)
Propulsion: Two 145hp Warner R-500-2/6 Radial
Maximum speed: 60mph (96km/h)
Range: 500 miles (805 km)
Crew: 4
Useful lift: 1,461 lbs (662.7 kg)
Armament: None
Builder: Goodyear
Built: 1935

Goodyear's first Enterprise was turned over to the Navy following the
Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor along with six other ships of the class to
serve as training vessels for the Navy's non-rigid airship program. The
Navy redesignated the blimp L-5.

10) 1946-? Blimp "Enterprise II" (USA)

Length: 148 feet (45.1 m)
Diameter: 46 feet (14.0 m)
Gas Volume: 123,000 cubic feet (3,483 cu.m)
Propulsion: Two 145hp Warner R-500-2/6 Radial
Diameter: 46 feet (14.0 m)
Maximum speed: 62mph
Crew: 4
Armament: None
Builder: Goodyear
Built: 1946

The second Goodyear Enterprise was also an advertising blimp, but I have
no idea what became of her. It is stated in Jane's that the Enterprise
II had an experimental envelope in 1948.

11) 1938-1958 Aircraft Carrier CV-6 (USA) (Yorktown class)

Known as "The Big E". Arguably the most successful warship in history, I
feel certain that this is the ship for which NCC-1701 is named. The full
entry from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships for CV-6 is
available at http://www.seawolf.com/navy/danfs/carriers/cv-6.txt

Displacement: 19,800 tons Standard, 25,500 full load (original)
32,060 full load (later)
Length: 809' 6" (later 827' 5")
Beam: 83' (later 95' 5") at waterline, 108' 11" (later 114' 2") flight deck
Draught: 21' 8" (std) 27' 11" (full)
Propulsion: 9 geared steam turbines, 9 Babcock & Wilcox boilers (400 PSI)
120,000 SHP (4 shafts) = 32.5 knots
Compliment: 1889 (peace) 2919 (war)
Armament: 8 5"/L38 guns, 16 1.1" guns, 81-90 aircraft (original)
8 5"/L38 guns, 44 40mm guns, 60 20mm guns (later)
Aircraft: 81-90 (1945)
Builder: Newport News SBDD, Newport News, VA
Laid Down: 16 July 1934
Launched: 3 October 1936
Commissioned: 12 May 1938

1939: Pacific

1941: Operations from Pearl Harbor. First American carrier to return to
Pearl Harbor after Japanese attack.

10 December 1941: Sank submarine I-170

11 January 1942: Samoa convoy

1 February 1942: Marshall Islands. Raided Japanese bases at Kwajelein,
Wotje, and Maloelap

8-25 April 1942: Escorted USS Hornet for Doolittle's Tokyo Raid

4-6 June 1942 Battle of Midway. Aircraft from Enterprise at least partially
responsible for three Japanese carriers (Kaga, Akagi, Hiryu) sunk. Also
sank damaged heavy cruiser Mikuma.

NOTE: Contrary to Okuda's entry for the Repulse in "The Star Trek
Encyclopedia", HMS Repulse was *NOT* involved in this action. HMS
Repulse was sunk 10 December 1941 by Japanese torpedo bombers near

24 August 1942: Sank light carrier Ryujo(?) (other sources credit Saratoga)

26 October 1942: Battle of Santa Cruz Islands. Enterprise hit by two bombs,
but kept fighting.

30 October-11 November 1942: Partial repairs at Noumea, New Caledonia

13 November 1942: Severely damaged battlecruiser Hiei.

14 November 1942: Sank heavy cruiser Kinugasa

16 November-4 December 1942: Repairs completed at Noumea.

27 May 1943: Awarded Presidential Unit Citation

20 July 1943 - November 1943 : Refitted at Puget Sound

29 January-3 February 1944: Supported landings on Kwajelein. First radar
controlled night bombing mission launched from a carrier.

6 June 1944: First Battle of the Phillipine Sea, AKA The Great Marianas
Turkey Shoot

24-26 October 1944: Battle of Leyte Gulf. Partially responsible for
sinking carrier Zuikaku and light carrier Zuiho.

7 April 1945: One of six carriers which sank the battleship Yamato.

11 April 1945: Slightly damaged by kamikaze

14 May, 1945: Seriously damaged by kamikaze.

7 June-13 September 1945: Repairs at Puget Sound

1 November 1945-18 January 1946: Operation Magic Carpet. Returned over 10,000
veterans to USA.

18 January 1946: Entered New York Naval Shipyard for inactivation.

17 February 1947: Decommissioned

1949: Plan by New York State to convert ship into a museum is suspended.

January 1957: Stricken from the Navy List.

1957-8: Plan by Enterprise Association to preserve the ship fails.

1 July 1958: Sold

1958: Scrapped at Kearny, NJ. Nameplate from the stern preserved at River
Vale, New Jersey, where it remains to this day.

12) 1959-1985 Auxiliary ship A 71 (UK) ('E' class)
Name : Enterprise, 'E' Class (the 3 ships of this class all start with
Displacement : 120 tons std, 160 tons full
Length : 32.6 m
Beam : 7.0 m
Draught : 2.1 m
Propulsion : Twin diesels, 4,500 nm at 12 knots, max speed 14 knots
Compliment : 2 officers, 16 enlisted
Armament: none
Builder : Blackmore
Commissioned : 1959

No armament, Type 1006 radar and echo sounders. The class was paid off in
January 1985.

13) 1961-present Aircraft Carrier CVAN-65 (USA) (Enterprise class)

World's first nuclear powered aircraft carrier. There are no other ships
in her class.

Displacement: 75,700 std, 91,100 full load
Length: 1119' 9" (many sources list 1101' 6")
Beam: 126' 4" at waterline, 256" 11" over flight deck
Draught: 35' 5"
Propulsion: 8 Westinghouse A2W nuclear fission reactors, geared steam turbines,
280,000(?) SHP = 36(?) knots
Compliment: 425 officers, 4154 crew, including air crew
Armament: 1961 - None
1968 - 1 octuple Basic Point Defense Missile System (BPDMS)
1971 - 3 octuple Basic Point Defense Missile System (BPDMS)
1984 - 2 octuple Basic Point Defense Missile System (BPDMS)
3 Vulcan-Phalanx Close In Weapon System (CIWS) 20mm
gatling guns
Aircraft: 80-95
Builder: Newport News SBDD, Newport News, VA
Laid Down: 4 February 1958
Launched: 24 September 1960
Commissioned: 25 November 1961

1961: Atlantic Ocean
June 1962: East Coast, Mediterranean

October 1962: Blockade of Cuba

May 1963: (some say Nov-Dec 1963, can't prove it)with cruiser Long Beach
(CGN-9) and "destroyer leader" Bainbridge (DLGN-25, later CGN-25) formed
"all nuclear" task force in the Mediterranean, began a round-the-world
cruise, "Operation Sea Orbit", covering 30,500 miles.

October 1964: First refueling

January 1969: Major flight deck explosion due to ordinance accident with a
Zuni rocket. Launch and recovery operations resumed within hours. (John
Snyder, jsn...@trmx3.dot.ca.gov, has disputed this last statement. He was a
crew member on the USS Bainbridge, so he probably has good reason to know.
Nevertheless, since several published sources make this statement, I'm leaving
it in until I see hard proof.)

May 1969: Re-commissioned

August 1969: Second refuelling during long period in dock.

January 1971: Recommissioned

1973: Final air attacks in Viet-Nam war. Docked for modifications to
facilitate F-14A and S-3A aircraft.

April 1975: Evacuation of Saigon

1 July 1975: Redesignated CVN-65

1979-1982 Major modernization at Puget Sound. (Bremerton, Washington)
Distinctive SPS-32 and SPS-33 radars removed. SPS-48 and SPS-49 added.
Three Vulcan-Phalanx 20mm gatling guns installed, her first gun armament.

September 1982 - December 1984: two deployments in Western Pacific and
Indian Ocean.

28 April 1983: Ran aground in San Francisco

1986: Mysterious incident at Alameda: Soviet spy Pavel Chekov captured
by ship's marines near one of the reactors. Although Chekov was injured
in an escape attempt, he later managed to escape from the hospital,
probably with KGB assistance. The Soviet Union denied any knowledge of
any Pavel Chekov, or of any KGB/GRU operations aboard the Enterprise

January-August 1987: Deployment in Western Pacific, Indian Ocean, through
Suez Canal, returned to West Coast via South Africa,

1991-1994 Long refit, (nuclear equivalent of SLEP) ship refueled

September 1996: Persian Gulf

Currently scheduled for decommissioning in 2013.

14) 1976-present Space Shuttle OV-101 (USA) (Enterprise class)
Length: 122'
Wingspan: 78'
Mass: ~75 tons (unfueled)
Designed Propulsion:
3 SSME liquid hydrogen fueled rockets, 470,000 lbs thrust each
2 Morton-Thiokol Solid Rocket Boosters.
2 monomethyl-hydrazine/nitrogen tetroxide OMS
Actual propulsion: None
Designed Compliment: 2-7
Contract Awarded: 26 July 1972
Structural Assembly Started: 21 June 1973(?)
Final Assembly Started: 24 August 1975
Final Assembly Completed: 12 March 1976(?)
Rollout: 17 September 1976
Builder: Rockwell International Space Division, Palmdale, CA

Enterprise, the first Space Shuttle Orbiter, was originally to be named
Constitution (in honor of the U.S. Constitution's Bicentennial). However,
viewers of the popular TV Science Fiction show Star Trek started a write-in
campaign urging the White House to rename the vehicle Enterprise.
While OV-101 never made it into space, she was a valuable testbed for
the space shuttle program.

17 September 1976: Rolled out at Palmdale, CA. Roddenberry et. al. were

31 January 1977: Transported overland to Edwards Air Force Base/Dryden
Flight Research Facility

15 February 1977: Three taxi tests aboard a 747, maximum speed: 157 MPH

18 February 1977: First flight aboard 747.

12 August 1977: First free flight. Enterprise was dropped from the 747.

26 October 1977: Last free flight.

13 March 1978: Ferried to Marshall Space Flight Center, where she was mated
to external tank and solid rocket boosters for vibration tests.

10 April 1979: Ferried to Kennedy Space Center for test fit with SRB and
fuel tank.

16 August 1979: Returned to Dryden Flight Research Facility.

30 October 1979: Returned overland to Rockwell International's
Palmdale facility.

6 September 1981: Returned to Dryden Flight Research Facility.

May-June 1983: Paris Air Show, later to Germany, Italy, England & Canada.

April-October 1984: Vandenberg AFB, later to Mobile Alabama, later to 1984
World's Fair, New Orleans, Louisiana.

20 November 1985: Ferried to Dulles Airport, near Washington, DC, where she
still remains. Ownership transferred to Smithsonian Institution.

15) 1981-present Patrol Craft P02 (Barbados) (Enterprise class)

Commissioned : August 1981
Builders : Desco Marine
Displacement : 40 tons
Length : 75' (22.8 m)
Beam : 20' 4" (6.2 m)
Draught : 5' 11" (1.8 m)
Crew : 9
Propulsion : 1 Caterpillar diesel
Armament : 1 20mm gun

75 ft shrimp boats converted for patrol duties by Swan Hunter (Trinidad)
in 1980-81. In service with the naval arm of the Barbados Defence Forces.

16) 2245-2285 Starship (heavy cruiser) NCC-1701 (UFP) Constitution Class

Mass: 190,000 metric tons
Length: 947' (later, 1000')
Beam: 417'
Height: 236' 9" (23 decks)
Propulsion: 2 Cochrane type Space Warp nacelles = Warp Factor 6 (cruising speed)
= Warp Factor 8 (emerg. speed)
2 fusion impulse sublight engines
Compliment: 430
Builder: Earth orbit, (components from Mare Island, California)
Chief Designer: W. Matt Jeffries

17) 2286 - 2293? Starship (heavy cruiser) NCC-1701A (UFP) Constitution Class

Mass: 190,000 metric tons
Length: 1000'
Beam: 417'
Height: 233' (23 decks)
Propulsion: 2 Cochrane type Space Warp nacelles,
2 fusion impulse sublight engines
Compliment: 430
Builder: Earth orbit? (components from Mare Island, California?)

18) 2293 - 23xx Starship (heavy cruiser) NCC-1701B (UFP) Excelsior Class

Length: 1532' 1"
Beam: 605'
Builder: Starfleet Antares Shipyard
Compliment: Arrives Tuesday

19) 23xx - 2344 Starship (heavy cruiser) NCC-1701C (UFP) Ambassador Class

Length: 1735' 6"
Beam: 1040'
Height: 425'
Builder: Earth Station McKinley
Chief Designer: Greg Jein

20) 2363-2371 Starship (heavy cruiser) NCC-1701D (UFP) Galaxy Class

Length: 2103'
Beam: 1544'
Height: 482' (42 decks)
Compliment: 1012
Propulsion: 2 WPS nacelles
8 IPS impulse sublight engines, 24 IRC fusion reactors.
Builder: Utopia Planitia, Mars
Chief Designer: Andrew Probert

note: Since the Enterprise seen in the final TNG episode "All Good Things"
was explicitly NCC-1701D, and was also in an alternate time line, (an
unlikely alternate, given the events in Generations) I have chosen not
to give any specifications for it.

21) 2373-23?? Starship (heavy cruiser) NCC-1701E (UFP) Sovereign class

Length: 2248'
Beam: 820'
Height: 290'
L of saucer: 1150'
Nacelle span: 700'
L of nacelles: 1056'

22) Other Enterprises:

There have been numerous yachts named Enterprise, including some
which have been in America's Cup races. I have chosen to limit
the scope of this FAQ to commissioned ships, and those mentioned
in Star Trek, and these do not qualify.

There has been a Malaysian supply ship named Enterprise
since the late 1980s. I'm looking for data on her. Apparently,
she is very small. She may or may not qualify as a commissioned

There is also currently a schooner named Enterprise, built 1947.
Again, I'm trying to get more information.

There is at least one other blimp named Enterprise, built 1979.
I need more information on her.

There was a picture of an earlier space ship named Enterprise
in Star Trek: TMP. There was no information about this ship in
the movie, but there the Star Trek Space Flight Chronology
by Stan & Fred Goldstein (Pocket Books, 1980) list what is
apparently this same ship, as a Declaration class, 2123-2165 AD,
While this ships connection to "canon" is tenuous at best, the
statistics are reproduced here:

Length - 300m
Diameter - 210m
Living section width - 28.7m
Mass - 52.7 million kg

Ship's Compliment:
Crew and Service Personnel - 100
Passenger Capacity - 850
Total ship's compliment - 950

Range - Standard = 350 light years
Maximum= 1,200 light years

Cruising Speed - Warp 3.2 (32.8c)
Voyage duration - Standard 3 months
Maximum 2.5 years

Navigation - Celestial Warp Reader
Communication - Subspace Radio
Recreation - Null-grav gymnasium
5 dining rooms
3 theaters
3 nightclubs
Forward and Rear stellar observatories
Life support: Gravity - .2 -1.2 g
Atmosphere - 20% Oxygen, 11% humidity
Sustenance duration - Up to 40 years if outfitted for long-duration exploration

Engineering and Science
- Advanced 2nd Generation Warp Drive
- Fuel: 10:1 matter to antimatter
- Separated engine and living sections for improved efficiency

Improvements and innovations:
- First class of ship equipped with sub-space radio
- Most popular passenger carrier of its time

This original Enterprise was the first stellar spaceliner built
for the major Federation space lanes (such as Earth - Alpha Centauri). The
travel demand that blossomed in the 22nd century resulted in 957 of these
Declaration class ships being commissioned.


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Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD
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Mastercom Data Center, Wilbraham MA, 1987
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Pocket Books, New York, NY 1994
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Books, New York, NY 1980
"Star Trek: TNG Technical Manual" by Sternbach & Okuda ISBN 0-671-70427-3
Pocket Books, New York, NY 1991
"U.S. Aircraft Carriers: An Illustrated Design History", by Norman Friedman,
ISBN 0-87021-739-9 Naval Institute Press, Annapolis MD, 1983
"Warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1869-1945" by Jentschura, Jung &
Mickel, ISBN 0-87021-893-X Naval Institute Press, Annapolis MD 1976
NASA World Wide Web site http://shuttle.nasa.gov

Thanks to Jennifer Sarantites and Joe Creighton for getting the
information from the NASA web site for me. Thanks also to "The Chanteur,"
for information on the 1959-1985 HMS Enterprise and the current HMBS
Enterprise. Thanks also to Carson Malone, for his help in locating
information on the 22nd Century Enterprise. Thanks also to fomer CVN-65
crew member Tommy Mason, for information on the 1983 grounding. Thanks to
Thomas Kozak for his information on the blimps. Thanks to John Warner for
information on the British light cruiser. Special thanks to Rick Sternbach
for information on the sixth Starship Enterprise.

Notes on "Canonicity" of Sources:
Strictly speaking, none of my sources are canon, however some are better
than others. My historical sources on 20th century and earlier Enterprises
are quite reliable. Parkes and Friedman are considered authoritative, and
I also hold Terzibaschitsch in high regard for what he does. He does not
go into great detail on the origin of the design, but he provides superb
information on the exact fitting of the ship at different times, well
organized comparison tables, plus some career information. I have also
found Jentschura, Jung & Mickel to be reliable, and they provided much useful
information on Japanese ships sunk by CV-6.
I regard "The Making of Star Trek" and "The Star Trek Encyclopedia" as
nearly canon, since they were written by the producers. Some statistics
on Enterprise B, C, and D had to be taken from drawings in the Encyclopedia,
so other than length, my numbers may be suspect on these ships. The "Star
Fleet Technical Manual" by Franz Joseph was mostly well researched, (there
are some errors) and was once considered nearly canon, but it has been
contradicted many times since its publication almost 20 years ago. Alas, data
in this book must now be regarded as suspect. "Ships of the Star Fleet" is
sort of a late 23rd century version of "Jane's Fighting Ships", or perhaps
"Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet". While it is quite interesting, and
quite well produced, much of the information has no support in canon, and some
of it has been contradicted in canon sources since its publication in 1987. I
used this only for a few details on NCC-1701 and NCC-1701A. The drawings
are marvelous, though.

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