USS Intrepid (CV-11)

USS Intrepid (CV-11) (HM1RZ4)

Location: Norfolk, VA 23503
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 57.485', W 76° 15.566'

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Commissioned: 16 August 1943
Decommissioned: 15 March 1974

The propeller is from the USS Intrepid (CV-11) aka "The Fighting I", an Essex Class Carrier built during World War II. Intrepid was launched on 26 April 1943 across the river at Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. She has one of the most distinguished service records of any Navy ship, seeing active service in the Pacific Theater including the Marshall Islands. Truk, Leyte Gulf, and Okinawa. At war's end, she supported occupation forces by providing air support and supply services. Not only was she a war fighter, she also participated in the Gemini and Mercury space programs as a recovery ship.

After 30 years of distinguished service Intrepid was retired and scheduled for disposal until a campaign saved her and she was converted to a museum in 1982. Four years later the ship was designated as a National Historic Landmark and is now moored in New York City. Over the years "The Fighting I" has hosted many special events including wrestling events, press conferences, parties and was designated an FBI operations center immediately following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Ship Characteristics

Displacement: >33,000 tons
Draft: 28-34ft
Length: 898 ft
Speed: 33 knots
Beam: 147 ft 6 in
Complement: 2,600 Officers and Enlisted
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HM NumberHM1RZ4
Placed ByCity of Norfolk
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Date Added Friday, April 29th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 387876 N 4090963
Decimal Degrees36.95808333, -76.25943333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 57.485', W 76° 15.566'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 57' 29.1" N, 76° 15' 33.96" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 357 Tidewater Dr, Norfolk VA 23503, US
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