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San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum

All photographs taken by Kenneth A. Larson. All rights reserved. © 2005 - 2017.


The Aircraft Carrier Midway served for 47 years from World War II to first Arab War (Desert Storm) - the longest tour of any US aircraft carrier. Midway was commissioned in 1945 as the largest ship in the world and the fist ship too big for the Panama Canal. She was decommissioned in San Diego in 1992 and opened as a museum in 2004. Built at a cost of $90,000.00, she produced 212,000 horsepower. The ship is 1,001 feet long, 258 feet wide, has a 4.02-acre 3-inch thick flight deck, has 18 decks, and has 18-foot diameter propellers. The crew consisted of 600 engineers. 200 pilots, 225 cooks, 40 corpsmen, 2 physicians, and one dentist.

The term "Midway Magic" was developed to describe the almost unreal good luck this ship experienced. The ship contains many exhibits including a number of Navel aircraft. An audio tour is included with admission and contains a wealth of information.

Hours:
10:00 - 5:00, last entrance 4:00. Daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Island (the tower on top) closes about 3:30.

Address:
910 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92132
(619) 544-9600
www.midway.org

Location:
Old Navy Pier
Embarcadero
San Diego
Bow
Comin' around the bend.
Flight Deck
The flight deck is covered with aricraft exhibits.
Bow and Port Side
Bow and port side.
Bow and Starboard Side
Bow and starboard side.

Crane with sign.

Aircraft Elevator with sign.

Stern with birds.

Stern.

Cafe

The Gift Shop sells, among other things, a cook book so you can make you own beef stew for one thousand people.


Starboard Side.

Starboard Side.





Port Side

Port side












Starboard Side.

Overhanging utility deck area.


Aircraft elevator.

Aircraft elevator port side.


Aircraft elevator port side.

















The tour begins with the SNJ Texan.

Bunks.


Interior side of hull near bow below flight deck.

Forecastle, anchor chain.

Forecastle, anchor chain.


Forecastle.









Junior Officer.

Junior Officer.






Stairs

Stairs



Aircraft engine


Liquid Oxigen plant.

Liquid Oxigen plant.



Brig.

Brig.


Brig.

Brig.



Engineering

Engineering


Engineering

Engineering


Engineering

Engineering

Engineering


Engineering

Engineering



Engineering

Engineering


Control Station

Conflag


The hangar deck has these fire control doors to divide sections in case of fire.

Life vest boxes.


SBD Dauntless

SBD Dauntless


Simulators

Bombs.

Bombs.


Bombs.


A-1 Skyraider.

A-1 Skyraider.


SNJ Trainer

Chow line.

Chow line.



Supply Department.

Chaplin's Cabin

Executive Officer

Executive Officer


Executive Officer

Executive Officer




Wardroom


Wardroom

Wardroom


Clean Shirt Wardroom.

Wardroom



Galley to Dirty Shirt Wardroom.

Galley to Dirty Shirt Wardroom.


Dirty Shirt Wardroom



Dirty Shirt Wardroom



Dirty Shirt Wardroom







Barber Shop


Laundry

Laundry


Laundry

Laundry


Laundry

Laundry


Laundry

Laundry


Laundry




Command Master Chief

Command Master Chief

Showers.


Showers.

Showers.


Showers.

Showers.


Passage between CMC and Galley.

Passage between CMC and Galley.


Passage between CMC and Galley.

Passage between CMC and Galley.


Passage between CMC and Galley.

Passage between CMC and Galley.

Galley.

Galley


Galley

Galley

Galley


Galley

Galley


Galley

Galley - Recipe


Galley - Recipe

Galley - Recipe



Bomb elevator



This small dining area is just before the CPO Mess.

CPO Mess



CPO Mess

CPO Mess





CPO Mess

CPO Mess


CPO Mess

CPO Mess


CPO Mess

CPO Mess


Dual-Use Deck.

Dual-Use Deck.



The Dual-Use Deck is a dining area, bomb assembly, and entry to the theater.

Bomb.




























Cinema

Cinema



Mess Deck

Post Office

Post Office


















Small room off of Flag Officers Cabin.








TFCC (Tactical Flag Command Center).














This Marine Corps Orderlies exhibit guards the entrance to the Captain's Cabin.









Even the restrooms take advantage of an opportunity to educate visitors.
LSO Platform.


These curved metal shapes helf life rafts.


Pilot Ready Rooms




Fire Control.
Island
Island.



Island

Island











































Gulls on the tail of a EKA-3 SKYWARRIOR.

































SH-3_Sea_King at left and HU-1_Huey Gunship at right.

HU-1_Huey Gunship











E-2 Hawkeye radar and communication aircraft.









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