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USS Yorktown Through IJN Periscope

The aircraft carrier Yorktown with smoke rising from the deck as seen through a periscope
Description: Painting, Oil On Wood; by John Hamilton; C.1975; Framed Dimensions 22H X 34W
Accession #: 84-028-H
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As fires rage on board USS Yorktown, the ship, with its escort USS Hammonn is viewed through the periscope of a Japanese submarine.  The underwater enemy is able to launch several torpedoes hitting both ships.  The destroyer sank in four minutes while the aircraft went to its watery grave the following day. 

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  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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