Magic Carpet Transport

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  • The following are fictional characters from Disney's Aladdin franchise.
  • A magic carpet, also called a flying carpet, is a legendary carpet that can be used to transport persons who are on it instantaneously or quickly to their destination.
  • Magic Carpet was a pioneering Anglo-Indian United Kingdom (UK) band of musicians that first appeared in the early 1970s.
  • move something or somebody around; usually over long distances
  • an exchange of molecules (and their kinetic energy and momentum) across the boundary between adjacent layers of a fluid or across cell membranes
  • Take or carry (people or goods) from one place to another by means of a vehicle, aircraft, or ship
  • Cause (someone) to feel that they are in another place or time
  • conveyance: something that serves as a means of transportation
  • Overwhelm (someone) with a strong emotion, esp. joy

USS Saratoga CV-3
USS Saratoga CV-3
The USS Saratoga (CV-3) recovers aircraft circa 1930. (U.S. Navy photo) USS Saratoga, a 33,000-ton aircraft carrier, was converted from the battle cruiser Saratoga (CC-3) while under construction at Camden, New Jersey. Commissioned in November 1927, as the second of the Navy's initial pair of fully capable aircraft carriers, Saratoga spent the years before World War II taking part in exercises, training aviators and generally contributing to the development of carrier techniques and doctrine. She was in the Pacific when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 and took part in the abortive Wake Island relief expedition later in that month. While operating in the Hawaiian area on 11 January 1942, she was struck by a torpedo from a Japanese submarine, necessitating several months of repairs, during which her eight-inch guns were replaced by the more useful 5"/38 dual purpose type. Saratoga returned to action in June 1942, in time for reinforcement operations immediately following the Battle of Midway. She was next engaged in supporting the Guadalcanal Operation in August 1942, including participation in the Battle of the Eastern Solomons. Another enemy submarine torpedo hit on 31 August put her in the repair yard for two months. The carrier was back in the South Pacific war zone in December 1942, spending the next year in that area. In November 1943, her planes made devastating raids on the Japanese base at Rabaul and supported the Gilberts operation later in the month. In January and February 1944 Saratoga took part in the invasion of the Marshall Islands. She then was sent to join the British Eastern Fleet in the Indian Ocean and participated in raids on Japanese positions in the East Indies during April and May 1944. An overhaul from June to September prepared her for employment training aviators for night operations. In February 1945, she carried night fighters during the Iwo Jima invasion and raids on the Japanese home islands. Several Kamikaze suicide plane hits on 21 February caused serious damage and casualties, sending her back to the U.S. for another session in the shipyard. Saratoga returned to service in May, again taking on a training role that lasted until Japan's surrender. Beginning in September 1945, she transported servicemen from the Pacific back to the United States as part of Operation "Magic Carpet". Too old for retention in the post-war fleet, Saratoga was then assigned to target duty for the atomic bomb tests at Bikini, in the Marshall Islands. She survived the first blast, on 1 July 1946, but sank after the 25 July underwater test. USS Saratoga still lies beneath the waters of Bikini atoll, where she is occasionally visited by divers.
USS Montour
USS Montour
My grandfather Bill Houseman served on this boat in WW2. Montour (APA?101) was laid down under Maritime Commission Contract 20 October 1943 by the Ingalls Shipbuilding Co., Pascagoula, Miss.; launched 10 March 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Walter Gulley; acquired by the Navy on a loan charter basis and placed in partial commission 9 June 1944 to steam to Brooklyn, N.Y., for conversion by the Bethlehem Steel Corp.; and commissioned at New York 9 December 1944, Capt. James H. Thach, Jr. in command. Following shakedown in Chesapeake Bay, Montour sailed for Hawaii, arriving Pearl Harbor 1 February 1945. Three days later she proceeded to San Pedro, Calif., where she reported for yard work. Between 26 March and 1 August she made two voyages to the Marianas. She embarked troops at San Francisco 11 August, and sailed for the Philippines, arriving San Pedro Bay, Leyte, on 5 September. Assigned to transport troops destined for occupation duty in Japan, she departed Lingayen Gulf, arriving at Wakayama Ko, Honshu 7 October. Montour debarked soldiers at Ise Wan, Honshu 27 October, and then reported for duty with the “Magic Carpet” fleet for the next 4 months. She made two voyages from Okinawa to the west coast, disembarking troops at Portland and San Francisco. Returning to the east coast, she decommissioned at Norfolk, Va., 19 April 1946. Delivered to the War Shipping Administration 23 April, Montour was struck from the Naval Register 8 May.

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