San Jose Mercury News: Alameda: USS Hornet museum gets moving grant, September 12, 2011


A Texas foundation has announced that it has awarded a $100,000 matching grant to the USS Hornet aircraft carrier museum to help the vintage ship possibly relocate to San Francisco.

The Wreyford Family Foundation announced the grant Monday.

Known as the "Old Grey Ghost," the USS Hornet has been a floating museum at the former Alameda Naval Air Station since October 1998.

"Our organization is proud to be a partner with the USS Hornet museum on its relocation plans and believes that this effort will ultimately be as successful as the USS Intrepid and USS Midway are in their own communities," Deborah Wreyford, president of the Wreyford Family Foundation, said in a statement.