The Carrier Midway


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This is the carrier Midway. Now a museum in San Diego. The Midway was commissioned a week after the end of World War II and was in service up until Desert Storm in 1992.

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This is the crews living quarters. The little lockers numbered near the center of the picture and the area under each mattress was a sailors only storage of personal clothing and stuff. I try to imagine how you could live and only have such a small area. 

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This is up on the flight deck and the picture is taken from the island, or the control tower. For information on the restored aircraft there is another website. Click this link.

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The flight deck is 1,000 ft in length, longer then 3 football fields ! There we 4500 crew on this ship.
Some other interesting facts:
Daily food requirements: 
Meals served daily: 13,000 
Bread: 1,000 loaves 
Vegetables: 5,000 lbs. 
Meat: 4,500 lbs. 
Potatoes: 3,000 lbs.

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The ship in the distance off the front of the Midway is the nuclear carrier the USS Ronald Regan.