An Old Warrior Hangs Tough

Old salts say ships have lives. If so, the U.S.S. Intrepid has had more than one. Since its launch in World War II as one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers, the hulking vessel has survived numerous perils. Towering over New York Harbor's West Side docks, its grand hull a ghostly gray against the late-summer twilight, the vintage carrier can count many saviors.

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