City at Sea: USS Intrepid
The aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (CV-11) served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 through 1974. Intrepid served in World War II, the Cold War and the Vietnam War, and served as a recovery vessel for NASA missions.
Intrepid was like a city at sea. The ship supported a crew of 3,000 sailors, aviators and marines. Through training and tradition, the ship’s crew members formed a community that was responsible for operating a complex piece of technology: an aircraft carrier.
The exhibition City at Sea: USS Intrepid explores life and work on board an aircraft carrier within the very spaces where crew members lived and worked. Visit the Intrepid Museum and learn what it was like to serve on board an aircraft carrier in times of war and peace.