USS Yorktown (CV-5) – North Pacific Ocean

Description

The USS Yorktown (CV 5) Aircraft Carrier, commissioned by the U.S. Navy, was built with federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The vessel served during World War II and was lost in the Battle of Midway, 1942. Her wreckage was discovered by Robert Ballard in 1998, located in the North Pacific Ocean, approximately 1,300 miles W/NW of Hawaii.

Source notes

Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Yorktown_(CV-5) 

“Titanic explorer finds Yorktown,” CNN, June 4, 1998

Federal Works Agency, Millions for Defense, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1940.

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Location Info



Coordinates: 30.599722, -176.567778

One comment on “USS Yorktown (CV-5) – North Pacific Ocean

  1. JACK PRIEST

    THIS DEAR FRIEND IS ONE OF THE MILLIONS OF OUR WONDERFUL MILITARY. HE WAS ON THE USS YORKTOWN, CV-5, WHEN IT WAS SUNK DURING THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY IN WWII IN JUNE 1942. HE WAS A RETIRED CAPTAIN IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY.
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