USS Hornet Museum, Alameda
|The USS Hornet (CV-12) was completed in 1943, and served in WW2, played a role in the Vietnam War, and then took an active part in the Apollo program, recovering astronauts in Apollo missions 11 and 12.
Decomissioned in 1970, it was opened as a museum in 1998. Its location in Alameda, on the site of the old Naval Air Station, next door to Oakland, is a bit off the beaten track, and it was nothing like as busy as the USS Midway museum, on the San Diego waterfront, which is very popular with tourists.
Still, it's an interesting visit and worth seeking out. We were there on 9th May.
|Apollo 14 quarantine facility||MQF004||The Airstream trailer used to quarantine the crew, Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell and Stuart Roosa with a doctor and technician over 4 days in 1971.|
|Apollo Command Module test vehicle||CM-011||Test module for the Apollo capsule, made a short flight into space, and was used for drop testing (all unmanned) in 1966.|
|Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk||158137 SE-00||Aggressor markings|
|Grumman F4F Wildcat||55052 15|
|Grumman TBM-3R Avenger||69375 14||Miss June ex N395A|
|Grumman US-2B Tracker||136691||Ex N36AM|
|Grumman F-14A Tomcat||162689 AD-101|
|Kaman SH-2F Seasprite||149021||Ex N8059T|
|Lockheed S-3B Viking||60599 NG-700|
|McDonnell F-4S Phantom II||153879|
|North American T-28B Trojan||138349||Ex N4614 (NX4614)|
|North American FJ-2 Fury||132057 WR-5|
|Piasecki HUP-1 (UH-25A) Retriever||124915 UP-8|
|Sikorsky SH-3H Sea King||148999 66|
|Sikorsky UH-34D Seahorse||150553||USMC|
|Vought F-8A Crusader||143703 NL-412|