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Photo #: 19-N-17422
USS Yorktown (CV-5)
Making 17.5 knots, astern, during preliminary standardization trials, run # 41, off Rockland, Maine, 12-21 July 1937. She is pushing up a handsome "moustache" stern wave.
Carriers of this class were required to make good speed astern, to allow landing planes over the bow and launching over the stern if necessary.
Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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2 April 1999