USS Midway!

Midway Magic…

When we were in San Diego in January we got to tour this amazing ship. My brother Tim, his wife Letty, my sister Vera and I were allowed on board after laying down some cold hard cash.

It was difficult to capture the enormity of this ship with my camera.

No other aircraft carrier served the U.S.A. in the 20th century as long as the USS Midway. Its track record of humanitarian missions, establishment of new naval aviation standards, and marathon deployments made it one of the most noteworthy aircraft carriers in the history of the U.S. Navy.

The Midway was commissioned in 1945 as the largest ship in the world for a decade, the first too large for the Panama Canal

The flight deck is 4.02 acres!

Friendly Docents are located all over the ship to give informative tours and answer any questions you might have.

For our tour of the Bridge we were happy to be assigned to Captain Bruce W. Churchhill. He served for 25 years in the Navy and even had his aircraft featured on the deck of the Midway.

Views from the Bridge…

The Midway was decommissioned in San Diego, California in 1992. In 2004 it opened as the USS Midway Museum in San Diego.

As of 2010 the Midway Museum has surpassed 5 millions visitors since opening.

We were all given permission to go ashore except for my feisty Sister-in-law Letty…

They threw her in the Brig. If San Diego is in your travel plans make sure to put a tour of the Midway on your itinerary. If you do visit would you please say hi to Letty for us…

I’m linking up with Miss Jenny for Alphab-Thursday since we are on the letter M!

25 days to the wedding!!

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

16 thoughts on “USS Midway!

  1. It was fun to tour the Midway with you and brought back memories of my own visit a couple years ago. Funny, the Musician was also put behind bars in that same Brig! Didn’t take him long to escape however. I think they forgot to lock the door. No doubt Lettie will be free in no time.

  2. That was SO great! My father was on the Midway in the early 70’s during the Viet Nam war. I was born at the naval hospital near there. He was actually aboard the craft when he got news that my little sister was born. What a great thing for me to get to see. Thank you for sharing! And Happy AlphabeThursday!

  3. We toured the Midway the last time we were in San Diego….before the 5 millionth visitor arrived! A great tour…a lot of history. Thanks for taking us back today.

    Hope you meet up with Letty again one day!

  4. You ARE going to let Letty out for the wedding, aren’t you ??? smile
    That would have been a jaw dropping tour as your photos reveal !
    The flight deck is over 4 acres ????? that is hard to fit into my imagination!

  5. What a fascinating tour! I can’t imagine spending months on a ship, or however long people stay on it. Thanks for sharing it with us, Ellen. You’re so nice to take us on your travels!

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