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!!