Sea Air Space Museum along 46th Street Manhattan
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Intrepid Sea-Air Space Museum, NY

 

The Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, which was founded in 1982, can be found at Pier 86 along 46th Street on the West Side of Manhattan. The museum, home to military and maritime history, has as part

of its vast collection the submarine USS Growler, the World War II aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, and a Lockheed A-12 supersonic reconnaissance plane.


After the infamous 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Intrepid was used as the FBIís temporary field

headquarters where initial investigations were started. On October 1, 2006, the museum was closed

for renovations. The Intrepid was moved by tugboat through the Husdon to the Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor in New Jersey where it underwent restoration. The project lasted for two years, and the museum reopened just last year on November 8, 2008.


The museum is also home to the British Royal Navy "Supermarine Scimitar", a French Dassault …tendard IV, a US Navy F-14 Tomcat, a Marine Corps AV-8 Harrier, and a Polish MiG-21. There is also a collection of helicopters that includes a Marine Corps AH-1J Sea Cobra, a fully restored Army AH-1 Cobra and two Vietnam-era UH-1 Hueys.


In keeping with the times, the museum hosts the annual Fleet Week events during which warships from other countries dock at the northern cruise ship terminals. Activities are held on the Intrepidís deck and on the museum grounds.