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Photo #: 80-G-17062
Battle of Midway, June 1942
USS Yorktown (CV-5) dead in the water and listing heavily, shortly after being hit by two Japanese Type 91 aerial torpedoes during the afternoon of 4 June 1942. This view was taken prior to the ship's abandonment.
Section of catwalk jutting above the flight deck, port side amidships, is directly above the place where the torpedoes struck the ship's hull.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
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25 March 1999