Vacation 2 USA
Travel & Tourism
Attractions & Resorts
Busch Gardens Africa
Empire State Building
Golden Gate Bridge
Kennedy Space Center
Statue of Liberty
Walt Disney World
More US Attractions
Northern Mariana Islands
USS Midway is an aircraft carrier that served with the US Navy. The ship was launched and laid down during World War Two, but was commissioned just after the war had ended.
During the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, USS Midway was deployed at various times in the Caribbean, with the 6th fleet in the Mediterranean, and at the 7th fleet in the Far East. The most notable achievements during this period were launching of captured German V-2 rocket from her deck (1947), and participation in early operations in Vietnam including her aircraft downing three MiGs.
USS Midway was modernized at great expense in the late 1960s, and returned to service only in 1970.
USS Midway again participated in operations in Vietnam in the early 1970s. In 1973, she became part of the first forward-deployment of a complete carrier task group to Japan. When South Vietname began to collapse in 1975, the ship returned to the area, and helped in the evacuation of US personnel and Vietnamese during the fall of Saigon to the North Vietnamese.
The USS Midway continued to serve during the late 1970s, and 1980s with deployments to the Pacific, (including participating in a 1976 military demonstration to North Korea), and to the Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf during the Iranian Revolution.
In August 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait. USS Midway was deployed to the theater, and participating in the liberation of Kuwait the following year (Operation Desert Storm).
After a long and distinguished career, USS Midway was decommissioned 1992. In January 2004, the ship was moored at Broadway Pier in San Diego, California, and in June of the same year she opened to the public as a museum.
Here are some other websites that may be of interest:
Please share your comments about USS Midway, California:
Note: Our company does NOT provide travel, vacation, hotel, car rental services or associated products or services. Any links (including but not limited to banners, text links, or search forms) to such items on this web site are adverts from third parties. Sorry we can NOT answer questions about these types of products or services.
Unless specifically noted on the page in question, our company is NOT associated with any particular destinations, resorts, attractions or places of interest that may be described on this website. In such cases, we have often provided links to the official sites where possible, or other third party sites containing useful information, purely as a courtesy and for informational purposes only.
All information about attractions, places of interest, travel destinations, travel services, etc., was believed to be correct at the time it was prepared, but may be change at any time. Readers are advised to check with the facility/resort operator, their travel agent, travel provider, or the attraction operator, for current information.
Copyright © 2006-2022, Answers 2000 Limited
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE,COMES FROM AMAZON EU S.à r.l. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures
Click privacy for information about our company's privacy, data collection and data retention policies, and your rights.
In Association With Amazon.com
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
In Association With Amazon.co.uk
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.
As an Amazon Associate, our company earns from qualifying purchases. Amazon, the Amazon logo, Endless, and the Endless logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
All trademarks are property of their respective owners.
All third party content and adverts are copyright of their respective owners.
Some graphics on our web sites are Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Hemera Technologies Inc., and used under license. All such pictures are provided for viewing purposes only and are not to be saved or downloaded. All such pictures of recognizable individuals are models and used for illustrative purposes only, and not meant to imply any association or endorsement of said individual with any product or service.