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LeadSpitter_
07-18-2004, 04:39 PM
Hey just wondering if you plan on visiting the intrepid carrier muesum anytime soon, Im about 35 min away from it, theres also some other museums battleship newjersey and some other carriers about 3 hours away from the intrepid.

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LeadSpitter_
07-18-2004, 04:39 PM
Hey just wondering if you plan on visiting the intrepid carrier muesum anytime soon, Im about 35 min away from it, theres also some other museums battleship newjersey and some other carriers about 3 hours away from the intrepid.

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Fliger747
07-19-2004, 07:47 PM
Last time I visited the "Evil I" I was disapointed that most of the gorgeous ship models had been removed from the hangar deck. You get the 'flavor' of the WWII ship, but the several moderinizations changed her configuration much. Too bad a un-reconstructed ship such as the Bunkerhill was not saved for a memorial, or the Big E herself.

[This message was edited by Fliger747 on Mon July 19 2004 at 10:50 PM.]

BSS_Vidar
07-19-2004, 09:17 PM
I visited the Intrepid during Fleet Week. I sailed in on JFK in late spring 1990. I remember that time because thats when I had been told reckage from my plane crash had been successfully recovered from the Atlantic from over 2.5 miles deep. It was actually while touring the Intrepid when I was told by a fellow squadron mate. Weird memory.

BSS_Vidar

Fliger747
07-20-2004, 12:04 AM
That must have been a very special "plane wreck", special ordinance?

It is absolutly amazing the deep sea recovery capabilities that now exist, when the situation warrants. One of the most amazing to my mind was recovery of the forward, lower cargo door from a United 747, which lost same en-route to Hawaii. Not too big of an object to find and recover in a pretty big area of probability.

My favorite space on Intrepid, the CIC, not so removed from the WWII instalation, repleat with plexiglass plotting screen (imagine sailors with sound powered phones, behind, illuminated by red light, writing backwards and marking the progress of an inbound raid). Second favorite, the bridge, small, about the size of one on a destroyer of the era (Fletcher). Third favorite, the fantail, where you have been is often more reassuring than where you are going.

Waldo.Pepper
07-20-2004, 09:19 AM
I really liked the Intrepid Sea Air Aerospace Museum. (did I get that right?)

I even got the hat... but not the T-shirt.

PF_RoryOMoore
07-20-2004, 07:20 PM
S! Leadspitter

I think the USS Ling is still berthed in Hackensack (river) and open for tours. The Ling is a WWII era sub for those who don't know her.

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icrash
07-20-2004, 08:43 PM
Leadspitter, BB 35 is about 20 min away. There is a destroyer & a sub @ Seawolf Park in Galveton, Tx. There is a carrier in Corpus Christi, Tx (Lexington I think). All are open for tours as far as I know.

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Waldo.Pepper
07-20-2004, 10:48 PM
Got these hats too.

USS Yorktown CV-10 is nice as is USS North Carolina BB-55.

But my all time favorite was USS Missouri BB-63
I was nice to see the spot where the war ended.

Sakai9745
07-21-2004, 12:44 PM
Here in the Bay Area, we have the following:

Hornet is out in Alameda, roughly half an hour away from me (no traffic, of course http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif) Pampanito - WW2 sub - is near Fisherman's Wharf. Last but not least is Iowa, off limits, but sitting in Suisun Bay.

Al - SF, Calif

"Defense Dept regrets to inform you that your sons are dead cause they were stupid."

LeadSpitter_
07-23-2004, 07:42 PM
PF_RoryOMoore im 10 min away from the ling, its it bad shape last time i seen her.

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