75 years ago today, the USS Intrepid was commissioned. Built in Newport News, VA, the "Fighting I" became famous for its service in World War II, but it spent more than 30 years in US Navy service, thanks to a series of refits. Two of those refits, in 1955 and 1965, were done at the @bklynnavyyard. The 1955-56 SCB-125 upgrade gave the carrier its angled flight deck and enclosed hurricane bow. In 1965, Intrepid was part of the Fleet Rehabilitation and Modernization Program (FRAM II), which overhauled its flight operations systems, boilers, and structure. This photo shows two additions while Intrepid was in dry dock in Brooklyn, the sonar bow and new centerline bow anchor. The ship was at the Brooklyn Navy Yard from April to September 1965, and the FRAM II refit was the last major job done by the Yard before its decommissioning in June 1966. @intrepidmuseum is holding special events this week to mark the commissioning anniversary, and you can join our tours of the Brooklyn Navy Yard every weekend to learn more about its rich history of "Serving the Fleet."
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