A-12 (CIA version of SR-71 Blackbird) port engine
A-12 (CIA version of SR-71 Blackbird) port engine
F-14 Tomcat missles
F-14 Tomcat missles
F-14 Tomcat tail
F-14 Tomcat tail
A-6 Intruder with folded wings
A-6 Intruder with folded wings
Israeli Kfir fighter
Israeli Kfir fighter
Harrier VTOL jumpjet
Harrier VTOL jumpjet
Russian MIG
Russian MIG
Cobra
Cobra

A brilliant day on the flight deck of the USS Intrepid.

Cobra gunship cockpit
Cobra gunship cockpit
USS Growler submarine aft torpedo room
USS Growler submarine aft torpedo room
USS Growler submarine missle control center
USS Growler submarine missle control center
Alarm on Captain's Bridge of the USS Intrepid
Alarm on Captain's Bridge of the USS Intrepid
Harrier and reflection through Island Hatchway
Harrier and reflection through Island Hatchway
Watertight Hatch on USS Growler
Watertight Hatch on USS Growler
USS Intrepid Starboard Side
USS Intrepid Starboard Side
T-38 Talon Craning
T-38 Talon Craning
Five Inch Gun Bore
Five Inch Gun Bore
Jen & Me on Quad 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun (2016)
Jen & Me on Quad 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun (2016)
USS Intrepid at Sunset
USS Intrepid at Sunset
USS Intrepid Bridges & T-38 at Night
USS Intrepid Bridges & T-38 at Night
F-14 Tomcat
F-14 Tomcat
Huey
Huey

This Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter is the iconic symbol of the war in Vietnam. This one is on display aboard the USS Intrepid in NYC. I usually don't get to take a profile shot, but aircraft were being moved around this day to accommodate painting of the flight deck.

LHD-7 USS Iwo Jima
LHD-7 USS Iwo Jima

Alongside our Growler, we get a Veteran's Day visit from an Amphibious Assault Carrier.

Island
Island

Part of the Island of the USS Intrepid, CV-11 seen from the flight deck

F-4 Phantom
F-4 Phantom

An icon of the Vietnam War, flown by Senator John McCain before he was shot down over North Vietnam and captured. This one stands on the deck of the USS Intrepid one misty night with NJ in the background.

Stormy Night
Stormy Night

Shot this from the Flag Bridge with my iPhone at dusk

Kfir Cockpit
Kfir Cockpit

I was finally able to get a look inside while the Kfir was in the restoration hangar

Ballast Controls
Ballast Controls

Some of the controls and plumbing for the former USS Growler's ballast tanks.

USS Intrepid Bow at Sunset
USS Intrepid Bow at Sunset
F-16A Fighting Falcon
F-16A Fighting Falcon
A-4B Skyhawk
A-4B Skyhawk

This relatively small fighter of the Vietnam Era didn’t require foldable wings to operate from Intrepid. I took this shot of the sleeping warplane at night after the guests were gone and some of the lighting had been turned off.

Jeff McVey
Jeff McVey

On August 8, 2018, I had the pleasure of meeting Jeff McVey, son of W.J. McVey, the 24th Captain of the Intrepid. He told me terrific stories about his Dad who began his career at the end of WWII as an F4U Corsair fighter pilot. He later flew Crusaders like the one on our flight deck. As a boy, Jeff once spent the night in the Captain’s Sea Cabin which is behind where I’m standing. And he learned scuba diving from two of the ship’s divers. He also got to meet Mr & Mrs John Glenn.

Growler Crew's Hatch
Growler Crew's Hatch

In 2017 the Museum opened the escape hatch used by most of the crew to enter and exit the sub. Both the top and bottom hatch covers were opened so guests in the sub could look up and examine the opening. A lucite cover was put over the opening to keep the weather out. I took this right after a rain storm as the clouds above were parting.

A-12 (CIA version of SR-71 Blackbird) port engine
F-14 Tomcat missles
F-14 Tomcat tail
A-6 Intruder with folded wings
Israeli Kfir fighter
Harrier VTOL jumpjet
Russian MIG
Cobra
Cobra gunship cockpit
USS Growler submarine aft torpedo room
USS Growler submarine missle control center
Alarm on Captain's Bridge of the USS Intrepid
Harrier and reflection through Island Hatchway
Watertight Hatch on USS Growler
USS Intrepid Starboard Side
T-38 Talon Craning
Five Inch Gun Bore
Jen & Me on Quad 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun (2016)
USS Intrepid at Sunset
USS Intrepid Bridges & T-38 at Night
F-14 Tomcat
Huey
LHD-7 USS Iwo Jima
Island
F-4 Phantom
Stormy Night
Kfir Cockpit
Ballast Controls
USS Intrepid Bow at Sunset
F-16A Fighting Falcon
A-4B Skyhawk
Jeff McVey
Growler Crew's Hatch
A-12 (CIA version of SR-71 Blackbird) port engine
F-14 Tomcat missles
F-14 Tomcat tail
A-6 Intruder with folded wings
Israeli Kfir fighter
Harrier VTOL jumpjet
Russian MIG
Cobra

A brilliant day on the flight deck of the USS Intrepid.

Cobra gunship cockpit
USS Growler submarine aft torpedo room
USS Growler submarine missle control center
Alarm on Captain's Bridge of the USS Intrepid
Harrier and reflection through Island Hatchway
Watertight Hatch on USS Growler
USS Intrepid Starboard Side
T-38 Talon Craning
Five Inch Gun Bore
Jen & Me on Quad 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun (2016)
USS Intrepid at Sunset
USS Intrepid Bridges & T-38 at Night
F-14 Tomcat
Huey

This Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter is the iconic symbol of the war in Vietnam. This one is on display aboard the USS Intrepid in NYC. I usually don't get to take a profile shot, but aircraft were being moved around this day to accommodate painting of the flight deck.

LHD-7 USS Iwo Jima

Alongside our Growler, we get a Veteran's Day visit from an Amphibious Assault Carrier.

Island

Part of the Island of the USS Intrepid, CV-11 seen from the flight deck

F-4 Phantom

An icon of the Vietnam War, flown by Senator John McCain before he was shot down over North Vietnam and captured. This one stands on the deck of the USS Intrepid one misty night with NJ in the background.

Stormy Night

Shot this from the Flag Bridge with my iPhone at dusk

Kfir Cockpit

I was finally able to get a look inside while the Kfir was in the restoration hangar

Ballast Controls

Some of the controls and plumbing for the former USS Growler's ballast tanks.

USS Intrepid Bow at Sunset
F-16A Fighting Falcon
A-4B Skyhawk

This relatively small fighter of the Vietnam Era didn’t require foldable wings to operate from Intrepid. I took this shot of the sleeping warplane at night after the guests were gone and some of the lighting had been turned off.

Jeff McVey

On August 8, 2018, I had the pleasure of meeting Jeff McVey, son of W.J. McVey, the 24th Captain of the Intrepid. He told me terrific stories about his Dad who began his career at the end of WWII as an F4U Corsair fighter pilot. He later flew Crusaders like the one on our flight deck. As a boy, Jeff once spent the night in the Captain’s Sea Cabin which is behind where I’m standing. And he learned scuba diving from two of the ship’s divers. He also got to meet Mr & Mrs John Glenn.

Growler Crew's Hatch

In 2017 the Museum opened the escape hatch used by most of the crew to enter and exit the sub. Both the top and bottom hatch covers were opened so guests in the sub could look up and examine the opening. A lucite cover was put over the opening to keep the weather out. I took this right after a rain storm as the clouds above were parting.

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