The “Queen of the Seas” looked nearly naked without her crown — the upper mast of antennae and other combat accessories normally towering above her flight deck — but her carrier number “65” scrawled out in lights near her shorn top shone as brightly as ever against the dawn. Aircraft carriers are always a beehive of activity — from their gestation days at the Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding yard to the day, like today, when CVN-65 USS Enterprise gets ready to be ...

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