How long is USS Hornet tour?
Allow at least 2 to 3 hours for your visit — there is a lot to see on the ship and more spaces are opened every month. Some areas of the ship start closing by 3 PM, so we recommend arriving no later than 2 PM for the engine room and other docent-led tours.
Is there food on the USS Hornet?
Snacks and Beverages are available from vending machines on the main deck every day. Weekdays: A concession truck is available on the pier at 1:00pm. Weekends: Hotdogs, hamburgers, and other snacks can be purchased on the Hangar Deck at the concession stand.
Is the USS Hornet still in service?
Today the USS Hornet is open to the public and permanently moored at the former Alameda Naval Air Station, which served many functions during World War II, providing combat training to carrier squadrons, commanding patrol and scouting operations, and providing aviation support for Naval supply bases.
Can I visit an aircraft carrier?
Carrier and squadron tours are approximately one hour and 30 minutes in length. If you are interested in taking a tour of a U.S. aircraft carrier or squadron, please contact: COMNAVAIRLANT Public Affairs at (757) 836-4388.
What is the USS Hornet famous for?
USS Hornet (CV-12) was commissioned in November 1943. She entered the Pacific War in March 1944 and was part of the famous US Navy Fast Carrier Task Forces that pounded enemy installations in the western Pacific supported numerous island invasions. She was awarded 11 battle stars for her exemplary WWII service.
Which USS Hornet is in Alameda?
She was eventually designated as both a National Historic Landmark and a California Historical Landmark, and she opened to the public as the USS Hornet Museum in Alameda, California, in 1998….USS Hornet (CV-12)
|Commissioned||29 November 1943|
|Decommissioned||15 January 1947|
|Renamed||From Kearsarge, October 1942|
How many USS Hornets are there?
Eight ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Hornet, after the stinging insect: USS Hornet (1775), a 10-gun sloop commissioned in 1775, served in the American Revolutionary War.