Aircraft Carrier Intrepid
Launched in 1943, the former aircraft carrier USS Intrepid fought in World War II, surviving five kamikaze attacks and one torpedo strike. The ship later served in the Cold War and the Vietnam War. Intrepid also served as a NASA recovery vessel in the 1960s. It was decommissioned in 1974, and today is berthed on the Hudson River as the centerpiece of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
A highlight of the aircraft carrier is a flight deck set against the backdrop of New York City, with 17 of our 22 aircraft housed atop the ship. All five of the U.S. armed forces are represented through these displays: The Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. International aircraft, as well as space exploration aircraft, are represented in the collection.