3. The USS Intrepid was Decommissioned Three Times
The USS Intrepid was decommissioned three separate times. In 1947, the Navy did not need massive carriers, so they put the carrier in the reserve fleet. It was modernized in 1952 and used in the Cold War in 1954. Finally, in 1974, the carrier was decommissioned for the final time. It was not opened as a New York exhibit until August 1982.