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NH 106002 Battle of Midway, June 1942

Photo #: NH 106002  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 starboard forward five-inch gun gallery at the right. Her bow is off-camera, further to the right. The large hole, made by one or two submarine torpedoes and severing the ship's forward bilge keel, is in the left center. Note the strip of debris sticking up from the hole's lower rear. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
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