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brianc

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Just got back from spending the weekend on the <a href="http://www.patriotspoint.org/content3.asp?catID=3226">USS Yorktown</a> aircraft carrier.

If you have a scouting (or other similar) group, I highly recommend this trip!

The Yorktown was responsible for the recovery of Friendship7 and Apollo 8.
There are replicas of both on the hanger deck.

Here's a shot-
 
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Austin

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Is it still an active Carrier or has it been decommisioned and put on display?

The pic was great btw! :)

Carl
 

brianc

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Originally posted by CTulanko
Is it still an active Carrier or has it been decommisioned and put on display?
Decommisioned. Follow the link in my initial post. ;)
 
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I saw the pic...should have read the writing...

Thanks!

Carl
 

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I live a little over a hour away, been there twice and have never heard about the camping trips!!! It sounds like a lot of fun.....
 

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Is that the one at Patriots Point in Charleston? Been there before, and loved it! Man, that thing is awesome! Pretty creepy feelings in a few spots though.

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They often host Boy Scout troops for weekend camping trips.
I've been there a gazillion times and don't remember the Mercury / Apollo displays. Are those recent additions?
 
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