Navy

An Aircraft Carrier’s Helm

An aircraft carrier like the USS Yorktown is not a small ship and it does not turn without effort, yet a small wheel at its helm as seen here is all that is required to turn the mighty ship.  The Yorktown is now a decommissioned museum ship docked at Patriot’s Point in Charleston, South Carolina but it is still a sight to behold. There is an efficiency and purpose to every piece of her.

 

 

 

Warbird

FA/18 Hornet

An F/A-18 Hornet fighter-bomber aboard the USS Yorktown at Patriot’s Point, South Carolina.  The Hornet is a single-seat multirole aircraft whose missions include ground support, strike, and air support.  It also has the distinction of serving the US Navy’s Blue Angels.

The photo was taken on the flight deck of the Essex Class USS Yorktown which was commissioned in 1943 and served the United States Navy until 1970.  It has since been converted to a museum and is open to the public.

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