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USS HORNET (CV-12 / CVA-12 / CVS-12) MUSEUM


Photos by Robert M. Cieri
21 April 2007

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USS Hornet Museum brochure, 2007
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Welcome to the USS Hornet Museum
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View of the island structure
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View of the island from the pier
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Bridge detail, with ship's awards board
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View of the island, from the flight deck
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Respotting of TA-4J Skyhawk, BuNo 158137, during Hornet's "Living Ship Demonstration." (Forward elevator.)
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TA-4J Skyhawk, BuNo 158137, was assigned to VC-8 "Redtails," the last USN active duty unit to operate the Skyhawk on a regular basis.
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Among other missions, VC-8 Skyhawks operated in an adversary role in support of Tomcat and Hornet RAGs.
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Respotting of F8U-1/F-8A Crusader, BuNo 143703, during Hornet's "Living Ship Demonstration." (Forward elevator.)
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F8U-1/F-8A Crusader, BuNo 143703, painted in VF-154 "Black Knights" colors and stenciled with the name of LT(JG) John "Crash" Miottel.
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F8U-1/F-8A Crusader, VF-154, Carrier Air Group 15 ("NL"). VF-154 made a single deployment with F8U-1's, aboard USS Hancock in 1958.
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Respotting of F8U-1/F-8A Crusader, BuNo 143703, as seen from "Vulture's Row."
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F8U-1/F-8A Crusader, BuNo 143703, respotted on the flight deck.
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Photo by Stan Shebs, September 2005
submitted by Robert Hurst
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The same Crusader in June 1998, being restored. It badly needed restoration, and the volunteers did an outstanding job!


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Photos by Chris Edwards
Summer 2008

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Starboard bow
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TA-4J Skyhawk, BuNo 158137, on the port catapult, with Jet Blast Deflector raised. This plane was retired on 4 April 2003 from VC-8 at Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, and flown to Oakland, Calif.
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Port side of island structure
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Forward most starboard catwalk showing pelorus and bridge wing of the secondary steering station
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Fresnel Light Landing Aid
(Crane ship Gem State (T-ACS 2) is berthed close to Hornet)
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LSO platform and safety net
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Five-inch practice loader in forward starboard corner of the forecastle
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Forecastle on 01 level, looking aft from starboard to port
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Junior Officer bunk room on 01 Level, just aft of forecastle
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Bunks in Junior Officer Bunk Room on 01 Level, just aft of forecastle
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Pilot escalator from the hangar deck to the flight deck
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Hangar deck, looking aft. Conflag (conflagration) Station Two is on the upper left
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Movie projection booth in the Hangar
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Starboard bow, looking forward
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Wardroom pantry on Second Deck
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Second Deck starboard side passageway outboard of wardroom
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Torpedo Shop on Second Deck
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Hatch in Torpedo Shop for access to the torpedo body magazine beneath
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Torpedo on elevator from the Second Deck up to the Hangar
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Art work on hatch of the Torpedo After Body shop
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Chief Petty Officers galley aft on the Second Deck
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Examination Room and Battle Dressing Station in Sick Bay on the Second Deck
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Main Operating Room in Sick Bay
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Main Sick Bay Ward
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Berthing compartment just aft of Sick Bay on the Second Deck
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Steering Station Four on Second Deck
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Steering Four controls on Second Deck
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Repair 3 & 6A
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Marine Security Check Point outside of Special Weapons area
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Armored hatch giving access between upper and lower Special Weapons Shops
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Fourth Deck armored escape scuttle in escape trunk
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Upper level of forward emergency diesel generator room
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Starting air flask on lower level of forward emergency generator room
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Lower level of forward emergency diesel generator room
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Sign at the top of the Special Weapons Main Entry Trunk
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Signs on Outside of Main Access Trunk into Special Weapons Area
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Special Weapons Area Bomb Elevator
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Special Weapons Area Shop C
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Special Weapons Shop MA Stbrd Side
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Photos by Robert Hall
2 January 2010

(Small "USS HORNET" banners link to the corresponding Museum's aircraft card.)

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Nose section of Grumman F11F-1 Tiger, BuNo 141821.
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Nose section of Grumman F11F-1 Tiger, BuNo 141821.
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North American FJ-2 Fury, BuNo 132057, USMC VMF-312 squadron.
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North American FJ-2 Fury, BuNo 132057, USMC VMF-312 squadron.
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Kaman SH-2F Seasprite, BuNo 149021, built as a UH-2A, converted to HH-2D, then to SH-2F.
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Sikorsky SH-3H Sea King, BuNo 148999, built as an HSS-2 (SH-3A), converted to SH-3H.
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Sikorsky SH-3H Sea King, BuNo 148999, appeared in the Apollo 13 movie.
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Piasecki HUP-1 Retriever, BuNo 124915, HU-1 "Pacific Fleet Angels" squadron.
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Ship's emblem.
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Gemini capsule boilerplate.
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Gemini capsule boilerplate. ("Boilerplate" is a non-functional craft, system or payload, which is used to test various configurations and basic size, load, and handling characteristics.)
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"A Heritage of Excellence: USS Hornet CVS-12."
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General Motors TBM-3 Avenger, BuNo 69375.
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General Motors TBM-3 Avenger, BuNo 69375.
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General Motors TBM-3 Avenger, BuNo 69375. "Miss June."
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General Motors TBM-3 Avenger, BuNo 69375.
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Apollo 14 Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF).
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Apollo 14 Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF).
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The Moon: Project Apollo landing sites.
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Apollo 14 Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF).
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Apollo 14 Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF).
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Apollo 14 Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF).
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Apollo 14 Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF). Signed by Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell.
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Grumman US-2B Tracker, BuNo 136691. Built as an S2F-1, converted to US-2B.
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Grumman US-2B Tracker, BuNo 136691.
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Grumman US-2B Tracker, BuNo 136691.
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Grumman US-2B Tracker, BuNo 136691, under restoration.
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General Motors FM-2 Wildcat, under restoration.
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General Motors FM-2 Wildcat, under restoration.
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General Motors FM-2 Wildcat, under restoration.
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Project Apollo capsule ("Command Module") used for tests. Recovered by Hornet in 1966.
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Project Apollo capsule ("Command Module") used for tests. Recovered by Hornet in 1966.
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Project Apollo capsule ("Command Module") used for tests. Recovered by Hornet in 1966.
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Project Apollo capsule ("Command Module") used for tests. Recovered by Hornet in 1966.
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Project Apollo capsule ("Command Module") used for tests. Recovered by Hornet in 1966.
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Sikorsky UH-34D Seahorse, BuNo 150553, USMC HMM-363 squadron.
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Aircraft carrier seals: Essex, Intrepid, Randolph, Lexington.
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Aircraft carrier seals: Randolph, Lexington, Bunker Hill, Bennington.
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Aircraft carrier seals: Hancock, Bon Homme Richard, Shangri-La.
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Aircraft carrier seals: Ticonderoga, Wasp, Kearsarge, Oriskany, Lake Champlain, Philippine Sea.
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Destroyer USS La Vallette (DD-448) Memorial.
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Destroyer USS La Vallette (DD-448) Memorial.
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The 442 Regimental Combat Team Special Exhibit honors the contributions made by Japanese-American soldiers during WWII.
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CPO Pantry and Mess
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CPO Pantry and Mess
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"CPO PANTRY AND MESS"

"The Chief Petty Officers were senior enlisted men and, as such, had their own mess. Food was not prepared here, but was made in the galley one deck below and brought up via dumbwaiters. Unlike the officers, who also had their own ward room and pantry, the CPO's were not served by mess stewards. They had to go through the Chow Line like the rest of the enlisted men."

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Crew's Quarters
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Crew's Library
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Male Head (Men's Wash Room & W.C.)
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"CAUTION—Please do not flush paper towels or feminine products down toilet"
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USS Shangri-La (CV/CVA/CVS-38) Memorial
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Torpedo Shop
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Mk 13 torpedo
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Photos via John Slaughter,
webmaster, USS Ranger History & Memorial site
5 September 2015

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Arriving in the Museum.
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The USS Ranger (CVA/CV-61) Reunion Association held its 2015 Reunion at the San Francisco Bay area, and took the opportunity to visit the Hornet Museum.
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USS Hornet Museum.
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View of the island, with some radar and radio antennas.
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General Motors TBM-3 Avenger, BuNo 69375. "Miss June.".
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Sikorsky UH-34D Seahorse, BuNo 150553.
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Hangar deck.
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Hangar deck.
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"Can You Identify These Uniforms?"
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Scoreboard.
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