New York, New York
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum founded in 1982 is a military and maritime history museum with a collection of museum ships in New York City. It is located at Pier 86 at 46th Street on the West Side of Manhattan. The museum showcases the World War II aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, the submarine USS Growler, a Concorde SST and a Lockheed A-12 supersonic reconnaissance plane. Additionally on April 12, 2011, the museum was awarded the Space Shuttle Enterprise. The museum serves as a hub for the annual Fleet Week events. Visiting warships dock at the cruise ship terminals to the north, and events are held on the museum grounds and the deck of the Intrepid.
The cruise ship at the top of the photo is the Norwegian Gem of the Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet delivered on 1 October 2007. Its home port is Manhattan, New York. The Norwegian Gem will do 9 Day Eastern Caribbean cruises & a few 10 Day Canada/New England cruises to beginning in 2012.
Norwegian Gem Ship Specifications:
- Passenger Capacity: 2,394 (double occupancy)
- Gross Register Tonnage: 93,530
- Overall Length: 965 feet
- Max Beam: 105 feet
- Draft: 28 feet
- Engines: Diesel Electric
- Cruise Speed: 25 knots
- Crew: 1,101
USS Intrepid (CV/CVA/CVS-11), also known as The Fighting “I”, is one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. She is the fourth US Navy ship to bear the name. Commissioned in August 1943, Intrepid participated in several campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations, most notably the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Decommissioned shortly after the end of the war, she was modernized and recommissioned in the early 1950s as an attack carrier (CVA), and then eventually became an antisubmarine carrier (CVS). In her second career, she served mainly in the Atlantic, but also participated in the Vietnam War. Her notable achievements include being the recovery ship for a Mercury and a Gemini space mission. Because of her prominent role in battle, she was nicknamed “the Fighting I”, while her often ill-luck and the time spent in dry dock for repairs earned her the nickname “the Dry I”.
Decommissioned in 1974.
Class and type: Essex-class aircraft carrier Displacement: As built:
Displacement: 27,100 tons standard 36,380 tons full load
Length: 872 feet (266 m) overall
Beam: 147 feet 6 inches (45 m) overall
Draft: 28 feet 5 inches (8.66 m) light
34 feet 2 inches (10.41 m) full load
Propulsion: As designed:
8 × boilers 565 psi (3,900 kPa) 850 °F (450 °C)
4 × Westinghouse geared steam turbines
4 × shafts
150,000 shp (110 MW)
Speed: 33 knots (61 km/h)
Range: 20,000 nautical miles (37,000 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)
2,600 officers and enlisted