The USS Intrepid which is the center of New York City’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum had been around for ages since the World War II when it first came into the limelight. It was dubbed as “Fighting I” in the Pacific in World War II after surviving a number of bomb hits as well as kamikaze. The ship has a number of combat records attached to her name, she sank two Japanese battleships and several other vessels, destroyed over 600 enemy aircraft.

Aerial view of the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on the Hudson River .

Un Concorde d'arriver sur une péniche à l'USS Intrepid Aircraft Carrier sur la…

USS Intrepid (CV now an Aircraft Carrier Aircraft Museum in New York City

USS Intrepid (CVA-11) in her Attack Carrier guise, with a deckload of A-4's, A-1's and F-8's spotted aft as she prowls the South China Sea in November of 1968. [595x765]

USS Intrepid (CVA-11) in her Attack Carrier guise, with a deckload of A-4's, A-1's and F-8's spotted aft as she prowls the South China Sea in November of 1968. [595x765]

USS Intrepid in her Attack Carrier guise, with a deckload of and spotted aft as she prowls the South China Sea in November of

U.S Navy Aircraft Carrier USS Intrepid (CVA-11) was primarily designed as an anti-submarine warfare support carrier; it also functioned as an attack carrier in support of the Seventh Fleet operations in Vietnam, October 9, 1966.

S Navy Aircraft Carrier USS Intrepid was primarily designed as an anti-submarine warfare support carrier; it also functioned as an attack carrier in support of the Seventh Fleet operations in Vietnam, October

The USS Intrepid is an Essex-class aircraft carrier of the United States Navy. The Intrepid participated in the Pacific Theater of Operations of World War II, most notably the Battle of Leyte Gulf, which is generally considered to be the largest naval battle of World War II and also, by some criteria, the largest naval battle in history

USS Intrepid was an Essex-class aircraft carrier that saw extensive service during World War II. Campaigning in the Pacific, USS Intrepid later took part in the Vietnam War. USS Intrepid later became a museum ship in New York City.

The Kamikaze Strikes of WWII in Pictures. USS Intrepid Nov. 1944, battle at Leyte Gulf

Anti-aircraft crew member of USS New Jersey watching a kamikaze special attack aircraft diving into USS Intrepid, 25 Nov note Kingfisher float plane on the port catapult

F6F Hellcat aircraft of Fighting Squadron 8 warm up on USS Intrepid's flight deck, 1943, photo 2 of 2; probably during stateside shakedown training

[Photo] F6F Hellcat aircraft of Fighting Squadron 8 warm up on USS Intrepid's flight deck, 1943, photo 2 of 2; probably during stateside shakedown training

Hellcat aircraft of Fighting Squadron 8 warm up on USS Intrepid's flight deck, photo 2 of probably during stateside shakedown training

A successful kamikaze mission is seen here: The flaming remains of a shot-up Japanese plane manages to hit the carrier Intrepid.

Five kamikazes hit the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid during the Battle of Leyte Gulf on November 25, 1944. The fireball from one of these attacking suicide planes can be clearly seen in this picture. [740x545]

A special attack aircraft exploded after hitting Intrepid, off Philippine Islands, 25 Nov 1944

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Sea 2590: Gallery Mpn 64008 Uss Intrepid Aircraft Carrier 1 350 Scale Model Kit -> BUY IT NOW ONLY: $225 on eBay!

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"Burial at sea for the officers and men of the USS Intrepid (CV-11) who lost their lives when the carrier was hit by Japanese bombs during operations in the Philippines." By Lt. Barrett Gallagher, November 26, 1944

"Burial at sea for the officers and men of the USS Intrepid who lost their lives when the carrier was hit by Japanese bombs during operations in the Philippines." By Lt. Barrett Gallagher, November 1944 Visions of a World Lost

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