aircraft carriers
Eleanor Rigby
The NS Savannah, the first commercial nuclear-powered cargo/passenger vessel, en route to the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle. According to Captain Frank Shellenbarger, one of her chief officers, she almost did not make it off the ways.
When the USS Houston (CL-81) suffered two Japanese torpedo attacks just two days apart in October 1944, then-Commander George Miller led the damage-control parties that kept the light cruiser afloat.
Left, Wally Schirra and Tom Stafford on board the USS Wasp (CV-18) celebrate completion of their flight, in which they performed the world’s first rendezvous in space. Right, Gemini 7 photographed through the hatch window of their Gemini 6 spacecraft.