USS Hornet

Local nameUSS Hornet
LocationOakland, California, United States

USS Hornet is an Essex-class aircraft carrier built for the United States Navy during World War II. Completed in late 1943, the ship was assigned to the Fast Carrier Task Force in the Pacific Ocean, the navy's primary offensive force during the Pacific War. In early 1944, she participated in attacks on Japanese installations in New Guinea, Palau and Truk among others. Hornet then took part in the Mariana and Palau Islands campaign and most of the subsidiary operations, most notably the Battle of the Philippine Sea in June that was nicknamed the "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot" for the disproportionate losses inflicted upon the Japanese. The ship then participated in the Philippines Campaign in late 1944, and the Volcano and Ryukyu Islands campaign in the first half of 1945. She was badly damaged by a typhoon in June and had to return to the United States for repairs.

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Opening hours

Daily 10 am - 5 pm
Closed 25 Dec, 1 Jan and Thanksgiving

Last entry 4 pm


Adults: $20
Seniors and students: $15
Children: $10

More information and contact


Official Website


Phone +1 510 521 8448

Address 707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3, Alameda, CA 94501, USA

Coordinates 37°46'21.791" N -122°18'10.507" E

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