Second Deck

Second Deck & Below

Spaces Currently Open to the Public ( * = docent-led only)

Second Deck:

  • Forward Auxiliary Emergency Generator Room, lower level
  • Pilot Ready Room 2 * - used for Aviation Merit Badge classes
  • Officers' Wardroom – where officers ate and attended meetings
  • Wardroom Lounge – where off-duty officers could socialize, read, watch movies, and relax
  • Wardroom Pantry – officers’ meals were cooked in the Galley one deck below and served from the pantry
  • Officers’ Staterooms – officers’ quarters
  • Pilot Ready Room 3 – Electronic Warfare exhibit is displayed here
  • Pilot Ready Room 4 – where pilots received their mission briefings (pictorial exhibit of fighter/attack aircraft)
  • Marine Detachment (MARDET) – Marines office, berthing, head, and lounge
  • Garbage Disposal Room
  • Auxiliary Laundry – primarily used by the medical department
  • Medical Spaces & Sick Bay – HORNET contained a complete hospital with operating rooms, examination rooms, pharmacy, labs, and ward
  • Crew’s Berthing – sleeping quarters with bunks
  • Crew’s Water Closets & Wash Rooms - operational for visitors
  • Chapel/Library
  • Torpedo Shop
  • CPO Mess / CPO Lounge / CPO Pantry – Chief Petty Officers were the senior enlisted men
  • Crew’s VS-35 Berthing
  • Repair Locker 3

Third Deck: *

  • Brig – the ship’s jail
  • Special Weapons – HORNET carried nuclear weapons
  • Port Catapult Room – houses machinery that operates the catapults
  • Dental
  • Bakery
  • Crew's Mess / Crew's Galley – used by the museum youth Live-Aboard Program
  • Crew's Berthing Spaces -

Fourth Deck: *

  • Engine Room HORNET propulsion provided by four steam-powered, gear-turbine engines

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