Introduction to the Enterprise

Personal Insights

This was a project I spent endless hours researching and writing during a period of about 10 years. Until 1996, it remained in drydock -- unpublished and unread by anyone except a few close friends and a good many more publishing company editors who didn't think it was worth publication.

However, I undertook this project because of my interest in the subject. I had a story to tell, and I knew there were many Star Trek fans and naval history enthusiasts out there who would be ready to read that story. But I had no way of getting the story out, until the Internet appeared. Through this wonderful new technology, the story of the great ladies named Enterprise and their courageous crews could be told! From 1996 through 2011, the result of my labors was available only on this website for the world to read, though still copyrighted by me.

Finally, as of March 2011, my efforts finally made it to print and my book "These Are The Voyages" is now available at,, and (see flyer below). I will keep the images from "These Are The Voyages" online, and I encourage anyone who has an interest in naval history or the name "Enterprise" to click on the flyer below and order your own copy of the book today. It is available both in 8x11 paperback and downloadable PDF formats, and includes lots of information that was not in the online version.


"THESE ARE THE VOYAGES" is now available at,, and

These Are The Voyages

Table of Contents

- Title Page and Dedication

- Preface

- Chapter 1 - The Spanish Armada

- Chapter 2 - The Great European Fleets

- Chapter 3 - The Fight for Independence

- Chapter 4 - Challenges to a Young Nation

- Chapter 5 - Exploring Strange Worlds

- Chapter 6 - Commerce and the Steamboat

- Chapter 7 - Steam in the Civil War Era

- Chapter 8 - A World at War

- Chapter 9 - Air Power at Sea

- Chapter 10 - E=mc2

- Chapter 11 - Lighter Than Air

- Chapter 12 - The Final Frontier

Take a Virtual Tour of the "Big E" -- The U.S.S. Enterprise (CVN-65)

CVN-65 Seal

Or visit these Enterprise web sites:

U.S.S. Enterprise (CVN-65)

USS Enterprise (CV-6) Commemorative

U.S.S. Enterprise (CV-6) Tribute

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| Intro | Dedication | Foreword | Preface | Spanish Armada | European Fleets | Independence |
| A Young Nation | Exploration | Steamboats | Civil War | World at War | Air Power | Nuclear Power |
| Airships | Final Frontier | Ship Directory | Bibliography |

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Last Updated: March 21, 2012