Return to Intrepid Museum   2009-09-05

 

 

As a follow-up to the activity of October 2, 2008, I'm surprised it took me almost 10 months to revisit the Intrepid after its reopening last November.  

 

More photos from this visit at: http://www.kodakgallery.com/edp128128/main/090906_intrepid

 

Here's a photo I took of the Intrepid returning north on the Hudson last October.

 

 

Some additional exhibits were added, and some of the space further down in the ship were sufficiently cleaned of hazardous material to create useable public space.

 

The ship was launched in 1943 during World War II, and remained in service until 1974.    This was the typical 3 level bunks used by enlisted sailors during that era.

 

 

An idea of what it takes to cook for 2000 people at sea.

 

 

Another new space was the anchor space in the front of the ship.

 

Those chains and the outside white space you in the photo are for the anchors, facing 12th Avenue.

 

 

 

Interesting curiousity --- this Israeli-made Kfir fighter has both Israeli and US Air Force markings.   It was leased to the US Air Force from Israel in the 1980s which explains this.

 

 

Here's Kim enjoying the view of a Polish MIG-21.   Of interest here was that this Russian-made fighter was kept in the Polish Air Force into its NATO days, so here you have a NATO MIG in the post-Cold War era.

 

 

WWI Intrepid artifacts

 

 

 

 

Korean War / Cold War artifacts

 

 

 

 

In the 1960s, the Intrepid was one of several carriers used to pick up capsules from the early space flights.    Shoulder patch commemorating the pickup of Gemini 3 in 1964.

 

 

This model illustrates an early paint scheme the ship had in World War II.   This was called the 'dazzle camouflage' that was intended to confuse the enemy's ability to estimate the ship's speed and direction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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