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1942: June 7:  Battle of Midway

Just after dawn on June 7, USS Yorktown (CV-5) sank after being torpedoed the previous day by Japanese submarine I-168Yorktown's wreck was discovered and examined in May 1998 and was in surprisingly good condition after fifty-six years beneath more than three miles of sea water.   

Image:  NH 106000:  USS Yorktown (CV-5), June 7, 1942.  U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph.