Military Museum: USS Midway (San Diego, California)

USS Midway (CVB-41) Ready for Christening

USS Midway (CVB-41) ready for christening at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company in Newport News, Virginia on March 20, 1945
USS Midway (CVB-41) ready for christening at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company in Newport News, Virginia on March 20, 1945 | Source

Live the Adventure, Honor the Legend

Named for the Battle of Midway, the USS Midway (CVB-41) was the first aircraft carrier to be commissioned after the end of World War II.

It holds the distinction of being the longest-serving Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century. (It was commissioned on September 10, 1945 and decommissioned on April 11, 1992).

The carrier was opened to the public as a museum on June 7, 2004 at the Navy Pier in downtown San Diego, California. There are more than 60 exhibits throughout the ship, and more than 25 restored aircraft on the flight deck.

Come along with me on a tour of my favorite museum in San Diego, the USS Midway Museum.

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Mrs. Bradford D. Ripley, II and Lieutenant George Gay, USNR

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The USS Midway (CVB-41)’s sponsor, Mrs. Bradford D. Ripley, II, of Dayton, Ohio poses with the christening bottle at the Midway’s launching ceremonies at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, in Newport News, Virginia on March 20, 1945. Mrs. Ripley is accompanied by Lieutenant George Gay, USNR, the only survivor of the Battle of Midway attack by Torpedo Squadron Eight (VT-8) from USS Hornet (CV-8). The author had the honor of meeting Lieutenant Gay at an air show in California a number of years ago.

USS Midway (CV-41) Seal

Seal of Aircraft Carrier USS Midway (CV-41)
Seal of Aircraft Carrier USS Midway (CV-41) | Source

47 Years of Service

If you're going to spending three, four, or even more hours onboard the USS Midway, knowing something about the carrier's history will add to your visit. The Midway's 47 years of service is highlighted below.

1945

  • Commissioned on September 10, 1045 in Newport News, Virginia

  • First ship that was too large to travel through the Panama Canal

USS Midway (CV-41) Off the Firth of Clyde in Scotland

USS Midway (CV-41) in September 1952
USS Midway (CV-41) in September 1952 | Source

USS Midway (CV-41) steaming off the Firth of Clyde in Scotland (UK) prior to "Operation Mainbrace" exercises in September 1952. Douglas AD-4 Skyraider, Vought F4U-4 Corsair, and Grumman F9F-2 Panther aircraft from Carrier Air Group 6 (CVG-6) can be seen on her flight deck.

USS Midway Museum

Navy Pier
910 N. Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101
619-544-9600

General Admission

  • $18 adults
  • $15 seniors (62+) and students (with valid ID)
  • $10 retired military (with valid ID)
  • $10 youth (ages 6-17)

Complimentary Admission

  • Children 5 years old or younger
  • Active-duty military personnel (including Reservists) with valid ID (daytime admission only)

1946
Operation Frostbite: first carrier to operate extensively in the sub-Arctic

1947
Operation Sandy: the only successful launch of a German V-2 rocket from a ship — the dawn of naval missile warfare

1963
First successful landing using “hands off” auto pilot technology

1965
Midway pilots shoot down first MiG of the Vietnam War

1973
Midway pilots shoot down the last MiG of the Vietnam War

1975
Midway leads the evacuation of Saigon
Rescues 3,073 Vietnamese refugees in two days

Captain's Seat

The captain’s seat on the USS Midway was photographed by Tenji on April 26, 2009.
The captain’s seat on the USS Midway was photographed by Tenji on April 26, 2009. | Source

Parking

There are more than 300 spaces alongside USS Midway on Navy Pier (owned and operated by the Port of San Diego) for vehicles only.

Parking rates are:

  • $5 up to 1 hour
  • $7 for up to 4 hours
  • $10 for up to 10 hours
  • $12 for up to 12 hours

1990
First carrier on station following the invasion of Kuwait

1991
Flagship of the Persian Gulf air operations in Operation Desert Storm

1991
Rescues 1,800 Americans fleeing the eruption of Mount Pinatubo on the island of Luzon in the Philippines

1992
Decommissioned in San Diego, California on April 11, 1992

2004
Opened as the USS Midway Museum

Decommissioned USS Midway Preparing to Moor in San Diego

The decommissioned USS Midway prepares to moor at its final resting place at the Navy pier in San Diego, California.
The decommissioned USS Midway prepares to moor at its final resting place at the Navy pier in San Diego, California. | Source

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The Tour

Included in the admission price is a self-guided audio walking tour.You’ll be walking a few miles while onboard the Midway — and climbing several flights of stairs and even some ladders — so be sure you wear very comfortable shoes. Some of the passageways, compartments, stairways, and ladders are narrow — you won’t want to be carrying a large purse, tote bag or backpack. And since you'll be walking for hours, you probably won't want to be carrying heavy camera equipment. A small digital camera will be fine.

If you have claustrophobia, there are some areas of the ship you won’t want to explore. The Engine Room is one of those. Walking down a narrow flight of stairs and going into a confined space with a lot of other tourists milling about didn’t appeal to my boyfriend and me when we visited the Midway. Also, we didn't like the sickly look on some visitors' faces after they came back up the stairs.

On parts of the video tour, you’re walking single file on a one-way route. There is plenty to see, but you’re walking and walking and walking some more, and you get the feeling you’re never going to leave that part of the ship...or see daylight again.

Control Room

The control room on the USS Midway was photographed by Tenji on April 26, 2009.
The control room on the USS Midway was photographed by Tenji on April 26, 2009. | Source

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The Tour's Three Parts

Listed below are what you'll see during each of the tour's three parts.

Man and Machine

  • Entry
  • SNJ Texan
  • Berthing Spaces
  • Forecastle
  • Junior Officers Quarters
  • Aircraft Engines
  • Liquid Oxygen Plant
  • Brig
  • Engine Room
  • Life in Engineering
  • Hangar Deck
  • SBD Dauntless
  • TBM Avenger

USS Midway Medical Room

The USS Midway medical room was photographed by Tom Bernard Anyz on April 26, 2009.
The USS Midway medical room was photographed by Tom Bernard Anyz on April 26, 2009. | Source

City at Sea

  • Chow Line
  • Supply Department
  • Chaplain’s Quarters
  • Executive Officer
  • Wardroom
  • Dirty Shirt Wardroom
  • Laundry
  • Command Master Chief
  • Galley
  • Bomb Elevator
  • CPO Mess
  • Sick Bay
  • Mess Deck
  • Post Office
  • Machine and Metal Shops

Crew Berths

These crew berths on the USS Midway were photographed by Tenji on April 26, 2009.
These crew berths on the USS Midway were photographed by Tenji on April 26, 2009. | Source

On the Roof

  • A-3 Skywarrior
  • F-14 Tomcat
  • F/A-18 Hornet
  • F-4 Phantom
  • F9F Phantom Landing
  • T-2 Buckeye
  • C-1 Trader
  • Ready Rooms
  • S-3 Viking
  • H-34 Seabat
  • SH-2 Seasprite
  • Fresnel Lens
  • SH-3 Seaking
  • Huey Gunship
  • H-46 Sea Knight

Flight Deck

The flight deck of the USS Midway Museum on November 22, 2006 was photographed by Isaac Crumm.
The flight deck of the USS Midway Museum on November 22, 2006 was photographed by Isaac Crumm. | Source
  • A-7 0n Catapult
  • San Diego Naval History Exhibit
  • F-8 Crusader
  • E-2 Hawkeye
  • Flight Deck Control
  • Admiral’s Quarters
  • Radio Rooms
  • Captain’s Cabin
  • Island Superstructure
  • A-6 Intruder
  • A-1 Skyraider
  • F9F-8P Cougar
  • RA-5 Vigilante
  • A-4 Skyhawk

Docents

Docents — Navy veterans — stationed throughout the ship will share with you their personal accounts of life aboard the Midway and are happy to answer your questions. Please take the time to speak with the docents, hear their anecdotes, and thank them for their service. We really enjoyed speaking with the docents. My boyfriend and I could see how happy these gentlemen were to discuss their Navy days with us.

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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Very informative, well written hub. I haven't toured a ship before, but this looks wonderful. If I ever make it to your coast I will check it out. As always, great work!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Tammy,

I'm glad you enjoyed my article. San Diego is only about an hour and a half south of where I live. If you ever visit San Diego, I'll meet you there.


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas

Hi Daisy Mariposa-

I have never been to California, but I do plan to travel there. My hubby is a big history buff and I am sure he would enjoy visiting this museum. You have cited many interesting facts and helpful tips. Thank you for sharing.

Nice informative hub - voted up!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Miss Olive,

Thanks for commenting. San Diego is a great vacation destination. Since we're so close, we try to spend a weekend in San Diego every year or so. Last year was the first time we visited the Midway. After writing this Hub, I'm ready to visit the museum again.


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Don Bobbitt 4 years ago from Ruskin Florida

Go Missolive, Go! Thanks Daisy for a "kick in the memory".

My wife and I went across country in our RV last winter and spent 6 months staying in campgrounds from Palm Springs to San Diego. We really loved San Diego the best of all of Southern California.

It is such a great town to roam around down along the bay, and has so many interesting things to do and places to see.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Don,

Thanks for stopping by. Of all the cities in California, my favorites are San Diego, San Francisco, and the one in which I live.

Seeing that you're a Navy veteran (I just read your profile), you did visit the USS Midway, didn't you?


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Don Bobbitt 4 years ago from Ruskin Florida

Of course! I was on the USS America when I was serving, so, I had to take the tour. Lots of Pics and everything. The total tourist that day! It brought back a lot of memories. If all of our kids and family were not on the East Coast, we would actually have moved there. Such a town!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Don,

It would be wondeful if someone who served on the USS Midway discovered this Hub, wouldn't it? I'd love to read some comments regarding their service on the ship.


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thejeffriestube 4 years ago from United States

Outstanding Hub! As a Navy Vet myself, I can't thank you enough for bringing attention to a worthy destination. So much history that ship has been involved in. And thank you for the gracious shout out!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

thejeffriestube,

Thanks for your very kind words. My Hub about the flying lesson I took had been the article I was most proud of, but now I think my Midway Hub is #1 on my list.

I would love it if some Navy Vets who served on the Midway would read this article and leave a comment. Is there any way you could spread the word? Thanks.


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thejeffriestube 4 years ago from United States

Of course I will! I actually work with some pretty old vets (older than me) that may have served onboard. I'll pass the link!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Thanks for your help, Dave! Thanks, also, for sending me the photo of the CV-41emblem to use in my article.


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SimpleGiftsofLove 4 years ago from Colorado

What a great hub Daisy. Up interesting, and beautiful tribute...to all who serve! God bless our military personnel, both then and now!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

SimpleGiftsofLove,

Thanks for stopping by. I'm sure the military personnel who see your comment will appreciate your words.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

What a great hub Daisy , I have to vote up and here's to so many more gems to share on here.

Take care and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Eiddwen,

I'm glad you enjoyed your virtual visit to the USS Midway. I appreciate your going on the tour with me.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

my grandfather lived in imperial beach and fought in world war 2. He never took us here, which is odd, because he was also a college history professor. If I ever make it down there again, I'll be sure to go!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Justin,

San Diego is a great destination for a long weekend trip. That's something for your wife and you to think about.


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

This hub intersted me so much because my brother is on the USS John C Stennis that's been all over the news lately. This hub gave me a glimpse of what his ship must be like. He doesn't share much about his military career so I have to get my info from people like you and museums like the one you wrote about. Great Hub Daisy!!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

I'm glad you enjoyed my article, Ardie. Please thank your brother for his service, and have him relay my thanks to his shipmates.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Daisy, it would be a long weekend... it's about 18 hours if you drive properly, 22 if you don't want a ticket :-)


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Justin,

What about taking a train? That way, you could sleep as you traveled.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Been to San Diego numerous times but have never been to the Midway. Sounds like a worthwhile stop for my next trip. Voting this Up and Useful.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Aurelio,

Since you live in Orange Country, driving to the Midway would only take you about an hour and one-half. It's a great destination to include on a weekend mini-vacation.


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

Thank you for the great history lesson!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Audra Leigh,

I see that you joined HubPages recently...welcome!

I'm glad that you enjoyed my article. If you would like to read more history Hubs, I recommend the ones written by thejeffriestube.


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Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

Amazing service record of this ship. Thank you for sharing with us...

Hugs from Canada


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Rolly,

Thanks for reading another of my articles. I've been to museums all over the world. The USS Midway is one of the most impressive I've visited.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I've never seen it but now I want to. Great hub with a fountain of information that has me drooling...as a history buff it's hard for me to ignore this hub...loved it and thank you for the info.


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robie2 4 years ago from Central New Jersey

Was in San Diego once years ago and just remember the beautiful weather and the flowers. Wish I had known about the USS Midway-- I would definitely have visited. Next time. Love this hub and on my way over to read Dave's Hubs on the Battle of Midway now. Voting up and interesting


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Bill,

I'm glad you enjoyed reading my article. I got the idea for writing it after reading the military Hubs written by my one of my earliest HubPages followers, Dave.

You say you're a history buff...Have you taken my Civil War quiz?


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Roberta,

I only live about an hour and one-half from Downtown San Diego. We had been to the city several times before learning of the USS Midway Museum. Thie museum should be on everyine's "must see" list.


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dilipchandra12 4 years ago from India

Very well written informative hub. Thanks for sharing the above info. Voted UP


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Dilip,

I'm glad you enjoyed my article. Thanks for commenting. I appreciate it.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Actually Daisy no, I haven't taken that quiz yet but I will right now.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Bill,

Don't forget to post your score after you take my Civil War quiz!


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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK

This is a great hub Daisy - I like visiting museums and I am very interested in ships (maybe because my Dad served in the Navy), so this would be the ideal day out for me! Now, if only I could nip across to California!

Voted up etc.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Judi Bee,

Thanks so much for commenting. Flying from England to New York would be a much shorter trip for you. I just published a Hub that discusses history museums in New York City. One of the museums I mention is the USS Intrepid, another aircraft carrier.


Antonio Herrera 4 years ago

I served onboard the midway,I was with VF161 in 1971 and 1972. I still have some great 8mm movies of flight ops and under way replenishment. It was a wonderful time in my life and would not trade it for the world.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Antonio,

It is an honor to have someone who served onboard the Midway read and comment in my article. I hope my writng properly honored your ship and the men who served our country.

Thank you for your service.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Very informative hub on USS Midway, the US naval aircraft carrier. While I was in school our group visited INS Vikrant (R11), the Indian navy aircraft carrier. That was long, long back but I still remember the visit as being awesome and the carrier as being of epic physical proportions and we just walked for what seemed ages. It was decommissioned after 36 years of service and today is serving as a maritime museum in Mumbai.

Daisy, if you happen to visit Mumbai in future you must make it a point to visit it.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece of history.

Voted up & interesting.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Rajan,

Thanks for reading and commenting in another of my articles. I spent three weeks in Mumbai several years ago but, unfortunately, I didn't visit the INS Vikrant (R11). Should my travels take me to India again, I will certainly visit the maritime museum.

I know that you've visited California a few times. Have you ever been to San Diego?


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Great hub, informative. A nice tour .


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Nithya (Vellur),

Through the magic of the Internet, someone living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has just taken a tour of the USS Midway in San Diego, California.

I'm glad you enjoyed the tour.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I missed this great tour when I was there years back. I did tour a similar one in San Francisco and it is well worth the visit. Thanks for posting. I will make sure to catch this one if I ever get back there.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Dianna,

Thanks for reading another of my Hubs and commenting in it. I hope you do go back to San Diego one day. The USS Midway is not to be missed.


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ThoughtSandwiches 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada

Daisy,

Beautiful job describing this historical treasure! Very detailed. I had the opportunity to tour the USS Hornet in the Bay Area when I lived there. Your hub reminded me of that afternoon.

You may be interested to know that the USS Iowa is headed down your way to be set up as a museum in LA. I saw her while she was laid up with the mothball fleet. I can't help but look forward to your hub on that one!

Thanks,

Thomas


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Thomas (ThoughtSandwiches),

Thanks for reading and commenting in another of my Hubs. I appreciate your continued support.

How did you know that I was planning to write about the Iowa?!?

Soon after the museum is opened, you'll be reading my article.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Great write up on a great ship, Daisy. :) VUMS.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Terrye (TToombs08),

Thanks for reading my Hub and commenting.

My father was a US Navy medic. He would have loved to have toured the USS Midway with my boyfriend and me.


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

Daisy - Very informative hub. Am well familiar with the carrier class of the Midway as we sailed with several in the Med many years ago. They're tremendous ships that most can't conceive the size of until they've actually boarded one. Great job!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Rich (rcrumple),

Thanks for reading my article and commenting. I appreciate your continued support of my work.

I live half the distance between Los Angeles and San Diego, so I'm fortunate in being able to see the sights in both areas with less than two hours of driving. During a weekend trip to San Diego, we spent half a day touring the Midway. I was amazed at how large the ship was and at the same time how narrow some of the passageways were. The sleeping quarters were so compact, I don't see how anyone with claustrophobia could have slept on that great ship.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Great job Daisy! Lots of interesting facts and information about the Midway. I just visited the USS Intrepid in NYC...very similar set up. It is always so interesting to visit our past and see what our sailors lived through and put up with!

Voted up, useful, and interesting.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Mary (tillsontitan),

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. What I epecially liked about touring the USS Midway was speaking with the docents, men who had served on the ship.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Visiting the USS Midway sounds like a very interesting way to spend part of a day. Thanks for giving us an idea of what the self guided tour would be like. Did you know that George H.W. Bush trained at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas? They ramped up the training sessions during WW2 and I believe that he still holds the record for being the youngest one who graduated from there. Up, useful and interesting votes. Will share.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Peggy W,

It's nice to see you again. Thanks for reading my article, adding your comment, and sharing my Hub.

The USS Midway tour takes a few hours, and then there's time to be spent on the flight deck viewing the aircraft.

The only information I was able to confirm for my article was that former US President George H.W. Bush was the youngest naval aviator of his day.


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tsmog 4 years ago from Escondido, CA

Triple thumbs up Daisy. Very well written offering an opportunity of discovery. A great tribute to those who floated for months on end. Those aircraft carriers are 'big.' A city or small town really. And, the Battle of Midway was such a turning point. There is a sub-base in Diego too. I'm going to peek at Dave's articles. John Ford did a documentary and then the infamous movie with Henry Fonda depicts that battle well. I kinda' liked Hal Holbrook's part in the film.

I met a veteran of WWII who served for the Japanese at the chiroprator's office I go to. His wife was a very charming lady. A cousin on my mom's side flew for the Navy off those carriers - Marion E Carl. He flew me in a small plane near Norfolk Virginia when about 4 - 5. I drifted just now . . .

I have to share. Just now someone climbed over the wall and grabbed the bags of cans I set out in the back yard. Someone discovered a treasure. Cool! He looked frightened, yet she spied me spying her, a smile was shared. Now, the neighbors are upset and looking hard at their shed where they store their cans and bottles. Darn I type slow - lol.

Tim


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Tim (tsmog),

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. You'll enjoy reading Dave's articles. He's done a great job with his Battleof Midway series.


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Sharkye11 3 years ago from Oklahoma

Awesome hub! My Dad was Navy and served on 3 aircraft carriers. He was on board the U.S.S John C. Stennis on it's maiden voyage. (movie buffs might know that the Stennis had a cameo in the first "Transformers" movie).

When I would go visit him in the summers he would take me down to see the ships, and tell me the names and trivia about them, including what the flags and banners meant while they were docked. reading your hub reminded me of how much I enjoyed that aspect of his career. I never get tired of reading the events experienced by the different naval vessels. Thumbs up, voting up, and more. Happy Memorial Day!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Jayme (Sharkye11),

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. My father was also in the Navy. He was a medic, helping to set up field hospitals.

You're the second person to have mentioned the USS John C. Stennis in their comments. Ardie commented that her brother was assigned to the Stennis at the time that she posted her comment 16 months ago.

I hope you had a memorable Memorial Day.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

One of my daughters lived in San Diego for a couple of years. I visited her, and we toured the Midway. I really enjoyed the tour.

Your Hub gives us a better understanding of the Midway and the vital roles she has played.

Voted UP and shared.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Mary (mary615),

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. Thanks, too, for sharing my Hub.

I'm so glad you got to tour the Midway. I've been to San Diego a number of times, but it was only on my most recent visit that we toured the ship.


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ChitrangadaSharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

Wonderful hub with lot of interesting information about San Diego!

Amazing pictures too--thanks for the tour!

I always love your museum hubs.


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Chitrangada,

Thanks for reading my Hub and posting your comment. I appreciate your very kind words. I'm fortunate that I live half the distance to both downtown Los Angeles and downtown San Diego.

The San Diego area has a number of US Navy and US Marine Corps installations. One of the major freeways (highways) in San Diego County goes through a Marine Corps base.


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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

Great hub, came back to read again. This aircraft carrier must have a lot of memories associated with it.


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Nithya (Vellur),

Thanks for reading my Hub another time. I was surprised at how large the ship is, and also how much there was to see. We spent four hours onboard, and we didn't see everything.

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