Freedom Park is an outdoor park and museum on the bank of the Missouri River in East Omaha, Nebraska at the Greater Omaha Marina at 2000 North 25th Street.
Freedom Park serves as an United States Naval Museum on the Missouri River and is the home of:
- USS Marlin SST-2 Submarine
- USS Hazard AM-240 Minesweeper
- Anchor & Propeller Garden
- Shipboard Rocket Launchers
- Douglas A-4D Skyhawk Jet Fighter
Freedom Park Navy Museum. Click here to see the pictures.
The USS Hazard. From Wikipedia: US Hazard (AM-240) was a Admirable class minesweeper which served in the United States Navy during World War II. Hazard was launched on 1 October 1944 and was commissioned on 30 December 1944. The Hazard was fitted for both wire and acoustic sweeping and could double as an anti-submarine warfare platform. Hazard is a National Historic Landmark, the only Admirable class minesweeper left in the United States.
The USS Marlin at Freedom Park. From Wikipedia: USS Marlin (SST-2), a T-1-class submarine, was the second submarine of the United States Navy to be named for the marlin, a large game fish. She was originally known as T-2. After shakedown in the Massachusetts Bay area, T-2, one of the smallest operational submarines ever built for the Navy, got underway from New London, Connecticut, in late January 1954 for her home port of Key West, Florida. Assigned to Submarine Squadron 12, Submarine Force, Atlantic Fleet, she immediately began operations in the sector from southern Florida to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. For a decade and a half she performed valuable service as a target and training ship and has helped to evaluate submarine and antisubmarine equipment and tactics. From 1963 she performed mainly target duty for both surface and air antisubmarine units out of Key West. Marlin and her sister Mackerel (SST-1) were decommissioned on 31 January 1973, in a dual ceremony at the Naval Station, Key West, Florida.
A-4 Skyhawk. The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a carrier-capable ground-attack aircraft designed for the United States Navy and U.S. Marine Corps.
A-7 Corsair II. The Ling-Temco-Vought A-7 Corsair II is a carrier-based subsonic light attack aircraft introduced to replace the United States Navy's A-4 Skyhawk, initially entering service during the Vietnam War.
HH-52A Seaguard, Sikorsky S-62. The Sikorsky S-62 was a single turbine engine, single rotor amphibious helicopter. It was used by the United States Coast Guard as the HH-52A Seaguard primarily for search and rescue.
Anchor & Propeller Garden
Shipboard Rocket Launchers
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Freedom Park, City of Omaha Official Web Site.
Freedom Park (Omaha), from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Zorinsky Lake Park. City of Omaha's Official Web Site.
Omaha Trails at OmahaTrails.com
Trails in Omaha, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Parks in Omaha, Nebraska, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chalco Hills Recreation Area, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia