1. The USS Intrepid Was Involved in a Simulated Soviet Attack

Exercise Strike Back was a ten-day naval procedure by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in 1957. During the Cold War, this simulated a Soviet attack. The exercise used warships, aircraft and personnel from the United States, British, Canadian, French, Netherlands and Norwegian Navy, according to the The New York Times. Most importantly, one of the ships featured during the exercise was Intrepid, which is discussed in Time Magazine’s coverage of the event.

Get tickets to the Intrepid here. Next, discover 10 abandoned and retired boats in NYC. Check out the new exhibit at the Intrepid, “Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience” and see more about The Growler Submarine at the Intrepid Museum.