Panama Canal Transit – San Diego Part 2

In San Diego there was only one place I wanted to visit, USS Midway. We berthed nearby, between the Maritime Museum and the Midway, a 5 minute walk to the Midway. There was no tour of the Midway included as a part of the cruise, so I went alone. We berthed late, around 1pm, leaving me only 4 hours to tour the entire Naval Aviation Museum that the Midway has become. I am glad that I decided to visit the Midway, it was, for me, one of the highlights of my cruise.

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The ticket to the enter the museum includes a self guided audio tour, which allows you to enter the number an exhibit and be provided with details associate with the exhibit and possibly including a personal recollection of a former crew member, which adds to the experience and is worthwhile.

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The Hangar Deck, to the left is where you pick up your audio devices

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The tour starts below decks and ends on the bridge, unfortunately the bridge was closed for filming, so my tour finished on the flight deck.

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The Ships Store

An Enlisted Bunkroom

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Under Bunk Storage
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Memorial to USS Thresher, a US Submarine that was lost with all hands

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One of the many memorabilia collections on board

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A Pilot Ready Room

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Engineering

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Navigational Aids and Electronic Spaces

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Back on the Hangar Deck which is full of aircraft exhibits

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Next up one of the ships galleys

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The Executive Officer’s Cabin

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The Officer’s Barbershop

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 Sickbay

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Enlisted Mess

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Industrial Dishwasher

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Machine Shop

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F4 Phantom

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The Admirals Cabin

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Combat Information Centre

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