"Intrepid Aircraft" Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum Tip by BruceDunning

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This is/was one of the most interesting sites that we took in, which is my opinion. This is an aircraft carrier that has 6 aircraft on the deck. In October 2006 they took the ship out of the bay docking area in order to clean up the siltation into that bay. It was causing the ship to be locked in if something was not done. The program had been discussed for a only time, and it was nearly too late to get out. It took many tugs and effort to remove. The carrier was in WWI and Korena and Vietmnam. It was one of the longest stays for an aircraft carrier. It got hit a lot by Kamikazees. The carrier has an open bay down under and the sheer size and open space it to be in awe. They also set it up as a museum where you could get the feel what WWII was like, and a nice film of the war contirbution it made. The ship is 900 feet long and was commissioned in 1943, and taken out of service in 1974, after being in Vietnam conflict also. The USS Growler sub is also worth a tour, which is right at that pier
It is open again in September 2008 for the tours and back to where it was dry docked before dredging the harbor and making repairs.

Address: Pier 86
Directions: 12th Ave. & 46th Street
Phone: (212) 245-0072
Website: http://www.intrepidmuseum.com

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  • Updated Oct 31, 2008
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