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Photo # 80-G-312030: Survivors of USS Yorktown are checked in on board USS Fulton for transportation to Pearl Harbor, 6 June 1942.

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-- EVENTS -- World War II in the Pacific -- Battle of Midway --

Actions and Activities after 4 June 1942 --
Survivors of USS Yorktown Return to Pearl Harbor

In the days after USS Yorktown was abandoned on 4 June 1942, most of her rescued crewmen were transferred from the crowded destroyers to cruisers and then to the submarine tender Fulton (AS-11). On 8 June, nine days after she steamed out to do battle, four days after she was disabled and a day after she sank, Yorktown's survivors returned to Pearl Harbor. Injured men went to the Naval Hospital, while the rest were soon reassigned to other ships and units of the fast-growing wartime Navy.

This page features images of Yorktown's survivors en route to and arriving at Pearl Harbor.

For further coverage on Yorktown's Battle of Midway activities and loss, see:

  • USS Yorktown Operating on 4 June 1942
  • Japanese Attacks on USS Yorktown, 4 June 1942
  • USS Yorktown Salvage and Torpedoing, 5-6 June 1942 and
  • Sinking of USS Yorktown, 7 June 1942.

    For views of other survivors of the Battle of Midway, see:

  • Battle of Midway Survivors.

    For links to views of other aspects of the Battle of Midway, see:

  • Battle of Midway, Overview and Special Image Selection.


    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 #: 80-G-312028

    Battle of Midway, June 1942


    USS Portland (CA-33), at right, transfers USS Yorktown survivors to USS Fulton (AS-11) on 7 June 1942, following the battle of Midway. Fulton transported the men to Pearl Harbor.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

    Online Image: 93KB; 740 x 620 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     
    Photo #: 80-G-312030

    Battle of Midway, June 1942


    USS Yorktown survivors are checked in on board USS Fulton (AS-11), after being transferred from USS Portland (CA-33) for transportation to Pearl Harbor, 6 June 1942.
    Note life jackets, which appear to be oil-stained.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

    Online Image: 92KB; 740 x 615 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     
    Photo #: 80-G-10120

    Battle of Midway, June 1942


    USS Fulton (AS-11) arrives at Pearl Harbor with USS Yorktown (CV-5) survivors on board, 8 June 1942, following the Battle of Midway.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

    Online Image: 110KB; 740 x 605 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     
    Photo #: 80-G-312058

    Battle of Midway, June 1942


    USS Fulton (AS-11) docks at Pearl Harbor on 8 June 1942 with USS Yorktown (CV-5) survivors on board, after the Battle of Midway.
    Among the tugs assisting Fulton are Hoga (YT-146) and Nokomis (YT-142).

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

    Online Image: 111KB; 740 x 595 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     
    Photo #: 80-G-312025

    Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
    (2nd from left)

    on the dock at Pearl harbor, 8 June 1942, watching USS Fulton (AS-11) arrive. She was carrying survivors of USS Yorktown (CV-5), sunk in the Battle of Midway.
    Rear Admiral William L. Calhoun is in the right front. Rear Admiral Lloyd J. Wiltse, of Nimitz' staff, is in the center background.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

    Online Image: 92KB; 740 x 595 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     
    Photo #: 80-G-312056

    Battle of Midway, June 1942


    USS Yorktown survivors board trucks for transportation to Camp Catlin, Oahu, soon after their arrival at Pearl Harbor on board USS Fulton (AS-11), 8 June 1942.
    Note Marine directing traffic in lower right and U.S. Navy bus in the background.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

    Online Image: 105KB; 740 x 600 pixels

    Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system.

     


    For further coverage on Yorktown's Battle of Midway activities and loss, see:

  • USS Yorktown Operating on 4 June 1942
  • Japanese Attacks on USS Yorktown, 4 June 1942
  • USS Yorktown Salvage and Torpedoing, 5-6 June 1942 and
  • Sinking of USS Yorktown, 7 June 1942.

    For views of other survivors of the Battle of Midway, see:

  • Battle of Midway Survivors.

    For links to views of other aspects of the Battle of Midway, see:

  • Battle of Midway, Overview and Special Image Selection.


    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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    Page made 12 April 1999
    Coding updated 27 April 2009