- For other uses, see Enterprise.
|Affiliation:||United States of America, United States Navy|
History and disposition
The Enterprise was docked at US Alameda Naval Base in 1986, when it was boarded by a man suspected of being a Soviet agent. In fact, this man was Starfleet Commander Pavel Chekov, who had traveled into the past aboard a captured Klingon starship, and was attempting to collect high-energy photons from the carrier's nuclear reactor to recrystalize his ship's dilithium. (ST movie, novelization & comic adaptation: The Voyage Home)
- In The Voyage Home, the USS Ranger stood in for the Enterprise, which was at sea during filming.
- In reality, the ship survived to be inactivated on December 1, 2012 and decommissioned and removed from Naval registry on February 3, 2017. She is to be replaced by a new aircraft carrier (CVN-80) in the mid 2020s.
A sculpted image was featured two centuries later upon the walls of the conference lounges of both the USS Enterprise-D and the USS Enterprise-E. (TNG episode: "Encounter at Farpoint"; TNG movie: First Contact)
- The Enterprise was based in Norfolk, Virginia as of 2012 and remains there.