Friday, July 06, 2007

YouTube video: USS Yorktown (CV-10)

USS Yorktown (CV/CVS-10) was an Essex-class aircraft carrier of the United States Navy, and is now a museum ship at Patriot's Point , Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

The first Yorktown was a 16-gun ship sloop commissioned in 1840 that sunk in 1850 after hitting a reef in the Cape Verde islands.

The second Yorktown was a gunboat, launched in 1888, commissioned in 1889 and decommissioned in 1921.

The third Yorktown (CV-5) was an aircraft carrier commissioned in 1937, and a major combatant in World War II until she was sunk at the Battle of Midway in 1942.

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