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Aerial view of the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) of the United States Navy, with physicist Albert Einstein's E = mc 2 mass--energy equivalence equation laid out on the flight deck, is escorted by the missile cruiser USS Long Beach (centre) and the missile frigate, USS Bainbridge, during Operation Sea Orbit, the first circumnavigation of the world by nuclear-powered surface warships,31 July 1964 off Bahia de Pollença, Mallorca, Spain.  (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Aerial view of the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) of the United States Navy, with physicist Albert Einstein's E = mc 2 mass--energy equivalence equation laid out on the flight deck, is escorted by the missile cruiser USS Long Beach (centre) and the missile frigate, USS Bainbridge, during Operation Sea Orbit, the first circumnavigation of the world by nuclear-powered surface warships,31 July 1964 off Bahia de Pollença, Mallorca, Spain.  (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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The USS Enterprise will be decommissioned following 25 deployments over its 51 years of service.

World's first nuclear aircraft carrier retired

The USS Enterprise will be decommissioned following 25 deployments over its 51 years of service.