January 4, 1982 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Beth Steel's Hoboken Yard Converting Carrier Intrepid To Naval Museum

Conversion work has begun that will turn the USS Intrepid into a floating museum for the Intrepid Museum Foundation.

Upon completion of the conversion work at Bethlehem Steel's Hoboken, N.J., yard, the aircraft carrier will be towed to the Hudson River at 46th Street in New York City, where the various exhibits will be added.

Floats to moor her properly while at Bayonne and access for shore cranes were installed immediately upon the Intrepid's arrival.

Bethlehem will provide shore-based electrical power, air, and other industrial needs to perform the conversion.

Richard E. Blackinton, general manager of the Hoboken yard, said: "To complete the job on time, we developed a comprehensive production schedule before the contract was awarded. We drew upon the talents of many employees and the resources of our production, estimating, planning and engineering departments.

With help from the Intrepid Museum Foundation, we have a sound, economical plan to carry out the program."

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