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USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum

707 W Hornet Ave, Alameda, CA 94501

USS Hornet is a United States Navy aircraft carrier of the Essex class. Hornet was commissioned in November 1943, and joined the U.S. forces in the Pacific War. Hornet was decommissioned 26 June 1970. On 17 October 1998, she was opened to the public as USS Hornet Museum in Alameda, California. Exhibits include 15 historic aircraft and artifacts related to the Hornet's role as a recovery ship for Gemini and Apollo space missions. The latter include a Gemini test capsule and the Mobile Quarantine Facility from Apollo 14.

Several TV shows, including a number of phantom-themed shows, have been recorded on board. Hornet was the subject of the TV series JAG in its opening episode of Season 3 named "Ghost Ship". It was investigated by the TAPS team on the Syfy Channel show Ghost Hunters. In 2011, the ship was featured on Ghost Adventures, Season 4, Episode 8. The ship was also featured on Ghost Adventures: Aftershocks due to footage submitted by a local paranormal research team, Alameda Paranormal Researchers.

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