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Working Below Decks
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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 before been on public display. Among the equipment to be showcased is a vintage laundry press, illustrating the demanding task of keeping the crew looking clean and pressed to Navy standards. These authentic pieces of equipment reveal the behind-the-scenes occupations that were essential to the operation of Intrepid.
Two sailors press pants during the ship’s second Vietnam cruise. (USS Intrepid Cruise Book 1967)
Two of Intrepid’s lithographers operate the ship’s larger offset printer. (USS Intrepid Cruise Book 1954–1955)
Presses in Intrepid’s laundry.
(Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum)
Offset printer in Intrepid’s print shop.
(Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum)