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USS Hornet, Alameda, CA

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by digipix, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. digipix

    digipix Subscribing Member

    Mar 30, 2006
    Some recent photos of the decommissioned aircraft carrier, USS Hornet, docked in Alameda, CA.

    #1 Taken in the early morning.
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    Grey Ghost, USS Hornet by Alvin Tenpo, on Flickr

    #2 Two mothballed crane ships docked next to the USS Hornet.
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    Side By Side by Alvin Tenpo, on Flickr

    #3 Combat Information Center on the USS Hornet.
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    Command and Control by Alvin Tenpo, on Flickr

    To get access to the CIC, you have to sign up for a specialty tour of the ship. It's a very interesting tour. You get to visit deep into the belly of the ship
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  2. M.J.


    Dec 14, 2018
    Michael J.
  3. Wonderful shots. The USS Hornet is a very special ship for me. On of my USAF "heroes" has always been General Dootlittle and his Raiders who launched from the USS Hornet in the early, dark, days of WWII on their mission to bomb Tokyo. I actually wasn't aware it was still "alive". Next time I am in the area, I'll have to make it a point to stop by.


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  4. Liking the first and last image a lot.
  5. When the kids were younger we made a couple of trips to the Naval yard at Bremerton, WA. I have hundreds of slides somewhere in the basement! The treat back then was the USS Missouri. The destroyer Turner Joy is also there.
    My son suggested the other day that we take a long road trip and visit all the historic naval ships throughout the country. Yes!!
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  6. kilofoxtrott

    kilofoxtrott European Ambassador Moderator

    Dec 29, 2011
    Tettnang, Germany
    Sorry to disapoint you Ken, but it is the second Hornet (CV-12). One of the "Essex-class" carriers.
    The Doolittle Hornet (CV-8) was sunk on October 27th 1942 in the battle of Santa Cruz Islands.

    I've seen the USS Intrepid (CV-11) in NYC - a carrier of the same class.

    But yes - the pictures are marvelous.

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  7. Replytoken


    Jan 12, 2018
    Puget Sound
    That was what I thought when I read the thread title. I was just going to confirm, but you saved me the trouble.

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  8. Klaus

    I probably knew that this is not the same ship ... but it still kindles the same memories!!

    Thanks for reminding me of the details!!:) 

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  9. Excellent photos. Especially the CIC.
  10. asaya

    asaya Subscribing Member

    Aug 7, 2006
    Syracuse, NY
    Tony Saya
    Very nice set especially the light in #1 thanks for posting
  11. digipix

    digipix Subscribing Member

    Mar 30, 2006
    Thank You!

    Thanks so much Michael.

    Thanks Ken. The Hornet is open as a museum and regularly schedule tours. It's worth checking out when you're in the area.

    Thanks Barry. When the turn on the operational lights in the CIC, it really transforms the room.

    That's a great idea! Go for it!

    Thans Klaus for your comment and information.

    Thank You!

    Thanks Tony!

    Thank you everyone.
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