Photo #: NH 106000
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.
This view looks forward, with Yorktown's forefoot in the right center. The large hole made by one or two submarine torpedoes is in the center of the photo. Yorktown's starboard forward 5-inch gun gallery is in the left center, with two 5"/38 gun barrels sticking out over its edge. The two larger thin objects sticking up, just aft of the 5-inch guns, are aircraft parking outriggers. When the ship's wreck was examined in May 1998, both guns were still in position, but the outriggers were gone.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 10 August 2008