The side view of the USS Hornet is shown in this undated file photo. The Hornet, a World War II aircraft carrier faces a rendezvous with the scrap heap this month but volunteers are fighting to save the ship and turn it into the only aircraft carrier museum on the West Coast. Three of the 24 Essex class carriers that fought in the war have been turned into museums: the USS Intrepid in New York, the USS Yorktown in Charleston, South Carolina and the USS Lexington at Corpus Christi, Texas. (AP Photo/File)

The side view of the USS Hornet is shown in this undated file photo. The Hornet, a World War II aircraft carrier faces a rendezvous with the scrap heap this month but volunteers are fighting to save the ship and turn it into the only aircraft carrier museum on the West Coast. Three of the 24 Essex class carriers that fought in the war have been turned into museums: the USS Intrepid in New York, the USS Yorktown in Charleston, South Carolina and the USS Lexington at Corpus Christi, Texas. (AP Photo/File)