USS Yorktown (CV-5)
American aircraft carrier Yorktown (USS Yorktown (CV-5), damaged by Japanese bombers during the battle of Midway 0n 4th June 1942. Photo taken from American heavy cruiser Astoria (USS Astoria (CA-34).
View of a worn three-tone scheme F6F-3 Hellcat taken aboard USS Yorktown (CV-10) in late 1943. The small "00" under the horizontal tail indicates a CAG's aircraft.
Gun mounts, gun tubs and directors almost totally obscure USS Yorktown's (CV-10) stack. Note the two sailors at the top of the stack—they give a good idea of the height of the island structure.
USS Yorktown Launched
USS Yorktown (CV 10) was christened and launched on January 21, 1943 at Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company. Eleanor Roosevelt was the ship's sponsor, and also the sponsor of the previous USS Yorktown (CV 5), which was lost in the Battle of Midway in 1942. The text accompanying the photo is from a newspaper account of the christening. USS Yorktown (CV 10) was commissioned on April 15, 1943. For more information about USS Yorktown (CV 10), visit…