The USS Midway began operating as an aircraft carrier on September 10, 1945, just after WWII. She was decommissioned in 1992 which distinguishes her as one of the longest-serving aircraft carriers in the U.S. Navy. She was the 41st aircraft carrier built in the U.S. as the big 41 on the side of the ship indicates. The USS Midway is now docked in San Diego Bay and has been transformed into a very popular ship museum.
The Midway was named during World War II after a battle which took place on Midway Island in the Pacific. The battle represented a decisive victory for the Allied forces and the ship was named for this worthy battle.
The Midway is massive! She is as high as a 20-story building and weighs almost 70,000 tons. The Midway could carry up to 80 planes. There are 60 exhibits on display with 29 restored aircrafts.
The USS Midway fought in the Vietnam War and in the First Persian Gulf War and was also involved in humanitarian efforts worldwide.
The Midway was made into a Museum in June, 2004 after a group of citizens rallied to uphold and honor her fine history. Millions of people have come over the years to visit the amazing U.S.S. Midway.
Posted: November 13, 2017
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910 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Last admission at 4 p.m.
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Approximate Distance from:
Los Angeles: 2 hours