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 Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 10 August 2008