||Working Below Decks
Now Open through September 14, 2014
Location: Hangar 1
Operating the aircraft carrier Intrepid required the skills of 3,000 men, many of whom worked below decks—far from the excitement of the flight deck. The Intrepid Museum will highlight a few of these occupations through original ship's equipment that has never been on public display before. Among the equipment to be showcased is a vintage laundry press, illustrating the demanding task of keeping the crew looking clean and pressed to U.S. Navy standards. These authentic pieces of equipment reveal the behind-the-scenes occupations that were essential to the operation of Intrepid.