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 Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 10 August 2008