Last additions - USS Independence (CV-62)
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USS Midway hangar. The ship is now a museum in San Diego, California.Sep 28, 2008
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There were no planes on the carrier when we visited. They were all at Atsugi. This jet was gutted and used only for ground crew training.Sep 28, 2008
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Elevator on USS MidwaySep 28, 2008
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Flight deck of the USS Midway.Sep 28, 2008
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USS Midway flight deckSep 28, 2008
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This is the USS Midway which I also toured with a group while it was still homeported in Yokosuka during 1973-1991. The first US aircraft carrier to be homeported outside the US.Sep 28, 2008
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Submarine moored in the next berth.Sep 28, 2008
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USS Midway control towerSep 28, 2008
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Hangar below deck. The USS Independence was decommissioned in Sept. 1998.Sep 28, 2008
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Inside the USS IndependenceSep 28, 2008
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SailorSep 28, 2008
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View of the flight deck from the bridge.Sep 28, 2008
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Captain's seat. We took turns sitting on it for pictures.Sep 28, 2008
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Bridge windowsSep 28, 2008
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"Welcome aboard!"Sep 28, 2008
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Inside the bridgeSep 28, 2008
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BridgeSep 28, 2008
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BridgeSep 28, 2008
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SailorSep 28, 2008
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The flight deck is dotted with these lugs used to tie down the planes.Sep 28, 2008
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Nets along the edge function as a safety net for any crew who has to jump off the flight deck.Sep 28, 2008
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Fan tailSep 28, 2008
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We all received a cap.Sep 28, 2008
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Flight deck of the USS Independence.Sep 28, 2008
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CatapultSep 28, 2008
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The elevator is normally used to carry planes up to the flight deck.Sep 28, 2008
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Control tower of the Indy.Sep 28, 2008
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Flight deck of the USS Independence. The island or control tower can be seen.Sep 28, 2008
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Riding on the elevator to the flight deck.Sep 28, 2008
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Bow and anchorSep 28, 2008
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ElevatorSep 28, 2008
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CV-62 Freedom's Flagship is nicknamed "Indy." Commissioned in 1959.Sep 28, 2008
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I went with a group to tour the USS Independence while it was homeported at Yokosuka. All the planes were gone, flown to Atsugi.Sep 28, 2008
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Following the USS Midway, the USS Independence was the second forward-deployed US aircraft carrier in Japan. It was based in Yokosuka during 1991-98.Sep 28, 2008
   
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