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The USS Hornett CVS-12 in Alameda, CA


The pictures below were taken during our recent Memorial Day visit to the USS HORNET (CVS-12) and the USS POTOMAC. The history USS HORNET, one of the 24 legendary Essex-class aircraft carriers, was constructed at Newport News, Virginia during 1942-43. A quarter of her consctruction crew were women. She is the eighth ship in the US Navy to bear the name 'HORNET'. The USS HORNET (CVS-12) is among the most decorated ships of WWII. THe honors she has recieved include: the Presidential Unit Citation and nine Battle Stars.


Here is Captain Dave coming aboard.  They didn't ring the bells for him - oops.

Here's the Air Boss Dennis walking about the flight deck


Dennis is passed out on the operating table in Sick Bay from running up and down the ladders aboard the ship.


Here's Dave reliving is memories aboard the USS MIDWAY (CV-63). The Head.


The next stop on our Memorial Day getaway a visit was made to the USS POTOMAC. THe Potomac, the presential yacht of Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States from 1932-1945. The yacht was referred to as the "Floating White House".


The USS POTOMAC

Dave at the helm The President's Cabin


Well it's chow time after a long day on the ships.

Visit the USS HORNET (CVS-12) Web Site for more information. Check out the USS POTOMAC for more historical information.

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