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NH 106001 Battle of Midway, June 1942

Photo #: NH 106001  Battle of Midway, June 1942
Description: USS Yorktown (CV-5) sinking, just after dawn on 7 June 1942, as seen from an accompanying destroyer. The ship has capsized to port, exposing the turn of her starboard bilge. This view looks toward the ship's bottom, with Yorktown's bow off camera to the right. The large hole made by one or two submarine torpedoes is in the center of the photo, severing the ship's forward bilge keel. Note the strip of debris sticking up from the hole's lower rear. The stern of one of the ship's accompanying destroyers is in the extreme right distance. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
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