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USS Midway (CV-41) - San Diego, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gryffindor3
N 32° 42.846 W 117° 10.406
11S E 483746 N 3619606
Quick Description: The USS Midway, an aircraft carrier in the United States Navy, is now permanently docked in San Diego.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/8/2008 1:28:43 PM
Waymark Code: WM548W
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member C4A
Views: 103

Long Description:
The USS Midway (CV-41) is now a floating museum in San Diego, California. The ship was ordered on August 7, 1942. Construction began on October 27, 1943, and the launch took place on March 20, 1945. The original commanding officer was Joseph F. Bolger.

One of three 45,000-ton "Midway" class carriers, the Midway's sister ships include the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB-42) and the USS Coral Sea (CVB-43). The Midway operated in all major oceans, and was part of the Vietnam and Desert Storm conflicts, to name two. One estimate puts the number of sailors that served aboard the Midway at over 200,000.

The Midway is open daily, from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. The ship is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

As of November 2008, admission prices are:
* $17 adults
* $13 seniors and students with a valid ID
* $10 retired military with a valid ID
* $9 youth (ages 6-17)
* Active-duty miltary, reservists, and children 5 and under are free.

***FACTS AND FIGURES (from midwaysailor.com)***
Keel laid: 27 October 1943
Commissioning: 10 September 1945
Propulsion: Conventional
Horsepower: 200,000 shaft +
Speed: 30+ knots (35 MPH)
Length overall: 1001' 6"
Extreme width: 258'
Displacement (full): 70,000 tons
Height (total): 222' 3"
Area of flight deck: 4.02 acres
Number of propellers: 4
Weight of propellers: 22 tons each
Height of propellers: 18'
Number of catapults: 2
Aircraft elevators: 3
Number of telephones: 1,500+
Total crew: 4,500+
Number of boilers: 12
Total aircraft: up to 80
Total compartments: over 2,000
Total electric motors: over 2,000
Miles of piping: about 200
Miles of copper conductor: 3,000
Miles of fire hose: 4.5
Population electrical power could serve: 1 million
Number of locomotives power equivalent to: 140
Homes fuel supply could heat in one year: 3,000
Monthly business in ship's stores: $1,000,000
Monthly payroll: $1,200,000
Gallons of fresh water produced daily: 240,000
Number of ship's stores: 6
Meals served daily: 13,000

The Midway hosts numerous special events, including a youth overnight program. Volunteer opportunities are also available.
Type of vessel: Aircraft Carrier

Hours of use: From: 10:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Admission? Cost?: $17 adults, $13 seniors

Parking Coordinates: N 32° 42.860 W 117° 10.471

Date: 09/10/1945

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