USS Enterprise (CV-6) was the sixth aircraft carrier of the United States Navy. She was a ship of the Yorktown class and was launched in 1936. The USS Enterprise (CV-6) was one of only three American carriers commissioned prior to the Second World War to survive the war as she took part in more major military engagements of the war against Japan than did any other US ship. She participated in the Battle of Midway, the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, various other air-sea engagements during the Guadalcanal campaign, etc. She decommissioned in 1947.
The USS Enterprise CV-6 was built by Newport News Shipbuilding. She was laid down in 1934 and launched in 1936. This aircraft carrier was 824 feet long, displaced 19,500 tons of water, and had a draft of 25 feet. The USS Enterprise CV-6 had 9 Babcock & Wilcox boilers, and was propelled by 4 Parsons geared turbines. She had 3 elevators, two flight hydrolic catapults, and could carry 90 aircraft. On 8 April 1942, she departed to meet the Hornet and sail west escorting Hornet on the mission to launch 16 Army B-25 Mitchells in the "Doolittle Raid" on Tokyo.