USS Hornet Museum Ship, Alameda, CA Photos

The USS Hornet CV-12 (The Grey Ghost) (launched 1943 - decommissioned 1970) is docked at the former Alameda Naval Base where visitors can tour this aircraft carrier and view a fair collection of heritage naval aircraft. Many displays cover the role of the USS Hornet in space history as the carrier recovered Astronauts who splashed down at sea including those returning from the moon landings. There is also an emphasis on WW II hero Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle who led the first raid on Japan by launching B-25s from the decks of the previous USS Hornet, the sunken predecessor of the current ship. The carrier is a good place to view the San Francisco skyline and an array of transport ships.

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USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Bow of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.San Francisco beyond USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Antennas of & bridge of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.
USS Hornet CV-12 (The Grey Ghost) (launched 1943 - decommissioned 1970). Alameda, CA.Bow of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.San Francisco beyond USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Antennas of & bridge of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.
Island of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Bridge on island of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Island electronics of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Island structure details of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.
Island (bridge & antennas) of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Bridge on island of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Island electronics of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Island structure details of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.
Island Bridge with Chance Vought F-8 Crusader on deck of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Bridge of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Spotlights on bridge of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Electronics on bridge of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.
Island Bridge with Chance Vought F-8 Crusader on deck of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Bridge of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Spotlights on bridge of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Electronics on bridge of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.
Deck of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Flight control system aboard USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Pilot house of USS Hornet CV-12 with ship's wheel & engine order telegraph. Alameda, CA.
Deck of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Flight control system aboard USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Pilot house of USS Hornet CV-12 with ship's wheel & engine order telegraph. Alameda, CA.
Engine order telegraph to signal speed on USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Dead reckoning tracer aboard USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Captain's sea cabin on USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Ship's radar unit on USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.
Engine order telegraph to signal speed on USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Dead reckoning tracer aboard USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Captain's sea cabin on USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Ship's radar unit on USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.
Ship's level measure on bridge of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Campaign ribbons spanning WW II through Vietnam of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Sign for the Jimmy Doolittle Pier at Alameda Naval Air Station docking place of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Mess kitchen of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.
Ship's level measure on bridge of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Campaign ribbons spanning WW II through Vietnam of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Sign for the Jimmy Doolittle Pier at Alameda Naval Air Station docking place of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Mess kitchen of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.
Brig on USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Mess hall of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Marine bunks on USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Chart of engineering spaces of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.
Brig on USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Mess hall of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Marine bunks on USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Chart of engineering spaces of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.
Turbine of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Turbine gauges of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Engine room of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Engine room controls of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.
Turbine of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Turbine gauges of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Engine room of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Engine room controls of USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.
Engine room controls on USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Engine room communications panel linked to bridge on USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.T-28B Trojan Military trainer aboard USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.T-28B Trojan Military trainer aboard USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.
Engine room controls on USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Engine room communications panel linked to bridge on USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.T-28B Trojan Military trainer (1950s-80s) aboard USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.T-28B Trojan Military trainer (1950s-80s) aboard USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.
Steam turbines on USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Steam turbine gauges on USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Steam turbine oil burner ports on USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.T-28B Trojan trainer on USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.
Steam turbines on USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Steam turbine gauges on USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Steam turbine oil burner ports on USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.T-28B Trojan trainer (1950s-1980s) on USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.
Chance Vought F-8 Crusader "The Last Gunfighter" Supersonic Fighter on USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Lockheed S-3B Viking subsonic, all-weather, long range aircraft which on used by President George W. Bush on USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Hanger deck of USS Hornet with collection of aircraft. Alameda, CA.Grumman TBM-3E Avenger torpedo bomber at USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.
Chance Vought F-8 Crusader "The Last Gunfighter" Supersonic Fighter (1957-76) on USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Lockheed S-3B Viking subsonic, all-weather, long range aircraft which on used (2003) by President George W. Bush on USS Hornet CV-12. Alameda, CA.Hanger deck of USS Hornet with collection of aircraft. Alameda, CA.Grumman TBM-3E Avenger torpedo bomber (c1941) at USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.
Wing-folding detail of Grumman TBM-3E Avenger torpedo bomber at USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.North American FJ-2 Fury Transonic fighter , naval version of F-86 Sabre at USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.Nose of North American FJ-2 Fury Transonic fighter , naval version of F-86 Sabre at USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk transonic Attack / Trainer at USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.
Wing-folding detail of Grumman TBM-3E Avenger torpedo bomber (1941) at USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.North American FJ-2 Fury Transonic fighter (c1951), naval version of F-86 Sabre at USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.Nose of North American FJ-2 Fury Transonic fighter (c1951), naval version of F-86 Sabre at USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk transonic Attack / Trainer (c1968) at USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.
Grumman F-14A Tomcat at USS Hornet at USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.HUP-1 Retriever Piasecki Helicopter of type used in space capsule recovery at USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.SH-2 Seasprite anti-submarine helicopter by Kaman Aerospace Corp. & UH-34D Seahorse helicopter at USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.UH-34D Seahorse recovery helicopter used for early Mercury space flights by Sikorsky Aircraft at USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.
Grumman F-14A Tomcat (1969-92) at USS Hornet at USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.HUP-1 Retriever Piasecki Helicopter (1949-1960s) of type used in space capsule recovery at USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.SH-2 Seasprite anti-submarine helicopter (1962-93) by Kaman Aerospace Corp. & UH-34D Seahorse (1957-74) helicopter at USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.UH-34D Seahorse (1957-74) recovery helicopter used for early Mercury space flights by Sikorsky Aircraft at USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.
SH-3 SeaKing Astronaut recovery helicopter for Gemini & Apollo space missions by Sikorsky Aircraft at USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.Gemini Capsule non-functional boilerplate by McDonnell Aircraft Corp. at USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.Test Command Module by Rockwell at USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.Mobile Quarantine Facility for returning lunar astronauts at USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.
SH-3 SeaKing Astronaut (1961-2006) recovery helicopter for Gemini & Apollo space missions by Sikorsky Aircraft at USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.Gemini Capsule non-functional boilerplate (1960s) by McDonnell Aircraft Corp. at USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.Test Command Module (CM-011) (1960s) by Rockwell at USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF) (1968) for returning lunar astronauts at USS Hornet. Alameda, CA.
Transport ships in Alameda port. Alameda, CA.Transport ships in Alameda port. Alameda, CA.Transport ships in Alameda port. Alameda, CA.San Francisco skyline seen from Alameda. Alameda, CA.
Transport ships in Alameda port. Alameda, CA.Transport ships in Alameda port. Alameda, CA.Transport ships in Alameda port. Alameda, CA.San Francisco skyline seen from Alameda. Alameda, CA.

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