USS Hornet (CV/CVA/CVS-12) was a United States Navy aircraft carrier of the Essex class. She played a major part in the Pacific battles of World War II, and also took part in Operation Magic Carpet, returning troops back to the U.S. Following World War II, she served in the Korean War, Vietnam War, and also played a part in the Apollo program, recovering astronauts as they returned from the Moon. In 1998 she opened to the public as the USS Hornet Museum in Alameda, California.

USS Hornet (CV/CVA/CVS-12) was a United States Navy aircraft carrier of the Essex class. She played a major part in the Pacific battles of World War II, and also took part in Operation Magic Carpet, returning troops back to the U.S. Following World War II, she served in the Korean War, Vietnam War, and also played a part in the Apollo program, recovering astronauts as they returned from the Moon. In 1998 she opened to the public as the USS Hornet Museum in Alameda, California.

USS Hornet (CV-12)

USS Hornet (CV-12)

USS Hornet (CV-12) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

USS Hornet (CV-12) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Quad 40 mm Bofors on the USS Hornet (CV-12), 16 February 1945.

Quad 40 mm Bofors on the USS Hornet (CV-12), 16 February 1945.

Alameda, California Wind and kite surfers can often be seen at Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach. From there are views of the San Francisco skyline and the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge. One of the attractions is the aircraft carrier USS Hornet, a museum ship now moored at the former Naval Air Station. Alameda is home to the official offices; and training facility of the Oakland Raiders.  USS HORNET MUSEUM

Alameda, California Wind and kite surfers can often be seen at Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach. From there are views of the San Francisco skyline and the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge. One of the attractions is the aircraft carrier USS Hornet, a museum ship now moored at the former Naval Air Station. Alameda is home to the official offices; and training facility of the Oakland Raiders. USS HORNET MUSEUM

US Aircraft Carrier VIETNAM | USS Hornet - CV-12 - World War II - US Navy - Aircraft Carrier

US Aircraft Carrier VIETNAM | USS Hornet - CV-12 - World War II - US Navy - Aircraft Carrier

USS Hornet (CV/CVA/CVS-12) is a United States Navy aircraft carrier of the Essex class. Construction started in August 1942; she was originally named USS Kearsarge, but was renamed in honor of the USS Hornet (CV-8), which was lost in October 1942, becoming the eighth ship to bear the name.

USS Hornet (CV/CVA/CVS-12) is a United States Navy aircraft carrier of the Essex class. Construction started in August 1942; she was originally named USS Kearsarge, but was renamed in honor of the USS Hornet (CV-8), which was lost in October 1942, becoming the eighth ship to bear the name.

Third Fleet Essex-Class carriers at Ulithi Atoll during the Second World War. From front to back, we have USS Wasp (CV-18), USS Yorktown (CV-10), USS Hornet (CV-12), USS Hancock (CV-19) and USS Ticonderoga. To the far left is the escort carrier USS San Jacinto, above that USS Lexington, and the older USS Langley.

Third Fleet Essex-Class carriers at Ulithi Atoll during the Second World War. From front to back, we have USS Wasp (CV-18), USS Yorktown (CV-10), USS Hornet (CV-12), USS Hancock (CV-19) and USS Ticonderoga. To the far left is the escort carrier USS San Jacinto, above that USS Lexington, and the older USS Langley.

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USS Hornet CVA-12 Badge

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