Essex Class Aircraft Carrier - The Ships Today

The Ships Today

Four Essex-class ships have been preserved, and opened to the public as museums:

  • Yorktown, at Patriot's Point, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Intrepid, in New York City
  • Hornet, in Alameda, California
  • Lexington, at Corpus Christi, Texas.

Until Midway opened at San Diego, every preserved aircraft carrier in the U.S. was an Essex.

Oriskany was sunk in 2006 to form an artificial reef off the coast of Pensacola, Florida.

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