Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Day Life at USS Midway Museum, San Diego, California, USA


Have you ever imagined how the crews and pilots experience their daily lives on the aircraft carriers ship while working on the sea for months? It's a good opportunity to experience and understand their duties and lifestyle by touring the USS Midway Museum, which is situated along San Diego bay in California.

USS Midway Museum is a floating city on the sea which provides all kinds of facilities such as clinics, surgery rooms, dental visit, post office, chapel and laundry services for the crews while staying on the carrier ship.

USS Midway aircraft carrier ship can accommodate about 4,500 crew members which include the men in engineering department, cooks, pilots, corpsmen, physicians and dentists. 

The USS Midway Museum opens every day from 10am to 5pm except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. It's advisable to visit the USS Midway Museum either early in the morning or during lunch hours to avoid the huge crowds. The whole self guided tour takes at least 5 hours thus, you must put on comfortable pants and flat shoes to ease your movement through steep and narrow steps, especially,  the guided tours to the captain's bridge and control tower.

The USS Midway Museum is always crowded with visitors with the long queue at the ticket counters throughout the year. It's advisable to purchase the entrance tickets online from the official website here.


The entrance of the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA
The entrance of the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA


The model of USS Midway Aircraft Carrier ship and the engines at USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA
The model of USS Midway Aircraft Carrier ship and the engines at USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA


Inside the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA
Inside the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA


The accessories display in the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA
The accessories display in the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA


Bunk Beds for crews at USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA
Bunk Beds for crews at USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA


Spacious bunk beds with cabinets for high rank officers in the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA
Spacious bunk beds with cabinets for high rank officers in the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA


The meeting room and administration department in the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA
The meeting room and administration department in the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA


Engine Room  and Liquid Oxygen Plant in the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA
Engine Room  and Liquid Oxygen Plant in the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA


Brig in the USS Midway Museum in San Diego,  California, USA
Brig in the USS Midway Museum in San Diego,  California, USA


More Engine Room in the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA
More Engine Room in the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA


The view at Hangar Deck of the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA
The view at Hangar Deck of the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA


More spacious bedrooms for senior high ranking officers in the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA
More spacious bedrooms for senior high ranking officers in the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA


Testing on the strong glass of the Bulk Stores Access Hatch in USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA
Testing on the strong glass of the Bulk Stores Access Hatch in USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA


25-Man Life Raft at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA
25-Man Life Raft at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA


Flight Deck on the roof of the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA
Flight Deck on the roof of the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA


Various aircraft carrier models at the flight deck on the roof of the USS Midway Museum in  San Diego, California, USA
Various aircraft carrier models at the flight deck on the roof of the USS Midway Museum in  San Diego, California, USA


More aircraft carriers can be found on the roof of the flight deck at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA
More aircraft carriers can be found on the roof of the flight deck at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA


Inside view of a rescue carrier at the flight deck on the roof of the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA
Inside view of a rescue carrier at the flight deck on the roof of the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA


More rescue helicopters can be seen at the flight deck at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA
More rescue helicopters can be seen at the flight deck at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA


Flight Deck Control at the Flight Deck on the roof of the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA
Flight Deck Control at the Flight Deck on the roof of the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA


The rear view of the Flight Deck Control at USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA
The rear view of the Flight Deck Control at USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA


Panorama view from the flight deck on the roof of the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA
Panorama view from the flight deck on the roof of the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA


Planning and Executing Operations in the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA
Planning and Executing Operations in the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA


Visiting Captain's room, meeting room and his personal desk at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA
Visiting Captain's room, meeting room and his personal desk at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA


Captain's cabin and Control Tower at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA
Captain's cabin and Control Tower at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA


Big bedrooms for higer ranking officers in the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA
Big bedrooms for higer ranking officers in the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA


Chapel, Laundry and Iron facilities are provided for the crews onboard at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA
Chapel, Laundry and Iron facilities are provided for the crews onboard at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA


Dinning Halls for high ranking officers and guests at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA
Dinning Halls for high ranking officers and guests at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA


Other facilities like Clinic, Hospital, Dental, Post Office, Tailoring and Barber shop are also available at the floating aircraft carrier of USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA
Other facilities like Clinic, Hospital, Dental, Post Office, Tailoring and Barber shop are also available at the floating aircraft carrier of USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA


Cafeteria for the crews with the giant mixer and dishwasher can be seen at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA
Cafeteria for the crews with the giant mixer and dishwasher can be seen at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA


Machine and Metal Shops can be seen at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA
Machine and Metal Shops can be seen at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, USA

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