Explore the bridge of this former US Navy aircraft carrier, which served from 1945 to 1992. At 1001 feet long and 258 feet wide, the USS Midway was the largest ship in the world until 1955. While in operation, the she supported 4,300 crew members and 200 aviators. She has sailed in every ocean in the world and fought in a few wars, including the Vietnam War and the First Persian Gulf War. Explore the bridge, the ship’s command center, where the captain and helmsmen steered the carrier. Get a great view of the ship’s flight deck through the panoramic windows. The bridge is outfitted with many intricate monitors, GPS systems, receivers, and radar screens, all to help navigate and control the cumbersome aircraft carrier. The USS Midway is now docked in San Diego Bay and has been transformed into a popular museum that attracts visitors year round. The ship is now a museum in San Diego, which also hosts 29 restored aircraft.