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Photo # NH 106011:  USS Yorktown sinking rapidly by the stern, 7 June 1942

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Sinking of USS Yorktown, 7 June 1942 -- Part II



This page features the remainder of the views we have showing USS Yorktown as she sank.
These photographs are presented in approximately the order in which they were taken, beginning at the point at which the ship began to settle rapidly by the stern.

For views showing the earlier stages of USS Yorktown's sinking, see:

  • Sinking of USS Yorktown, 7 June 1942.


    If you want higher resolution reproductions than the Online Library's digital images, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

    Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.

    Photo #: NH 106008

    Battle of Midway, June 1942


    USS Yorktown (CV-5) sinking, just after dawn on 7 June 1942, as seen from an accompanying destroyer.
    The ship has capsized to port, exposing the turn of her starboard bilge, and is settling rapidly by the stern.
    This view looks over the ship's upper starboard structure, with her forefoot and front edge of the flight deck in the left center.
    Note froth at right from escaping air.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 109KB; 740 x 615 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 106009

    Battle of Midway, June 1942


    USS Yorktown (CV-5) sinking, just after dawn on 7 June 1942, as seen from an accompanying destroyer.
    The ship has capsized to port, exposing the turn of her starboard bilge, and is settling rapidly by the stern.
    This view looks over the ship's upper starboard structure, with her forefoot and front edge of the flight deck in the left center.
    Note froth at right from escaping air.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 109KB; 740 x 615 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 106010

    Battle of Midway, June 1942


    USS Yorktown (CV-5) sinking, just after dawn on 7 June 1942, as seen from an accompanying destroyer.
    The ship has capsized to port and is settling rapidly by the stern.
    This view looks over the ship's upper starboard structure, with her forefoot and front edge of the flight deck in the left center.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 112KB; 740 x 615 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 106011

    Battle of Midway, June 1942


    USS Yorktown (CV-5) sinking, just after dawn on 7 June 1942, as seen from an accompanying destroyer.
    The ship has capsized to port and is settling rapidly by the stern.
    This view looks over the ship's upper starboard structure, with her forefoot and front edge of the flight deck in the center. A .50 caliber machine gun tub is on the front corner of the flight deck, with the ship's bow and its 20mm gun tub visible beyond the flight deck's front.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 118KB; 740 x 615 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 106012

    Battle of Midway, June 1942


    USS Yorktown (CV-5) sinking, just after dawn on 7 June 1942, as seen from an accompanying destroyer.
    The ship has capsized to port and is settling rapidly by the stern.
    This view looks over the ship's upper starboard structure, with her forefoot and front edge of the flight deck in the center.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 105KB; 740 x 615 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 106013

    Battle of Midway, June 1942


    USS Yorktown (CV-5) sinking, just after dawn on 7 June 1942, as seen from an accompanying destroyer.
    The ship has capsized to port and is settling rapidly by the stern, with the speed of her motion perhaps causing the moderate fuzziness of this image.
    This view looks over the ship's upper starboard structure, with the front edge of the flight deck in the center and her forefoot visible beyond.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 115KB; 740 x 615 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 106014

    Battle of Midway, June 1942


    USS Yorktown (CV-5) sinking, just after dawn on 7 June 1942, as seen from an accompanying destroyer.
    The ship, capsized to port, is settling rapidly by the stern, with the speed of her motion perhaps causing the extreme fuzziness of this image.
    This view looks over the ship's upper starboard structure, with the front edge of the flight deck and her bow in the center.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 117KB; 740 x 615 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 106015

    Battle of Midway, June 1942


    USS Yorktown (CV-5) sinking, just after dawn on 7 June 1942, as seen from an accompanying destroyer.
    The ship, capsized to port, is settling rapidly by the stern and has nearly disappeared. The speed of her motion has perhaps caused the extreme fuzziness of this image.
    The last visible feature appears to be the .50 caliber machine gun tub located on the starboard forward corner of Yorktown's flight deck.

    U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 112KB; 740 x 610 pixels

     


    For views showing the earlier stages of USS Yorktown's sinking, see:

  • Sinking of USS Yorktown, 7 June 1942.


    NOTES:

  • To the best of our knowledge, the pictures referenced here are all in the Public Domain, and can therefore be freely downloaded and used for any purpose.

  • Some images linked from this page may bear obsolete credit lines citing the organization name: "Naval Historical Center". Effective 1 December 2008 the name should be cited as: "Naval History and Heritage Command".


    If you want higher resolution reproductions than the Online Library's digital images, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."


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