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Midshipmen in the junior officer bunkroom. (USS Intrepid Cruise Book, 1958)

Officer Berthing

Intrepid’s crew averaged about 3,000 men. About 300 of them—or 10 percent—were officers, including pilots. Intrepid’s lowest-ranking officers slept in bunkrooms. Most officers eventually moved up and moved out to smaller staterooms.

Officers had more space than enlisted men did. Each officer had a bunk, a desk and a safe. They socialized in their bunkrooms and staterooms, chatting about the day’s operations, their fellow crew members, the latest news or loved ones back home.

Watch Intrepid former crew members as they describe life and work in officers’ country.

Click here to read more about the responsibilities and accommodations of Intrepid’s officers.


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