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USS Midway – Giant steam powered aircraft carrier

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If you’re in San Diego and want to see a giant example of extreme engineering (steam powered too) – check out the Midway museum, it’s an aircraft carrier circa WWII that served all the way up to the Kuwait war (1992) – it was he longest serving aircraft carrier in the history of the U.S. Navy. I was interested in the machine and welding shop on board in addition to the clever “hacks” at the time for doing thing with just 12 boilers for power and everything else. The staff has an encyclopedic-like knowledge of the entire vessel and answered all the questions I could think up. More photos here – Link.

Midway museum – Link.

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