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NH 106003 Battle of Midway, June 1942

Photo #: NH 106003  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 from off her bow, with Yorktown's forefoot in the right foreground and her starboard forward five-inch gun gallery beyond. The large hole made by one or two submarine torpedoes, severing the ship's forward bilge keel, is toward the left. USS Monaghan (DD-354) is in the left center distance. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
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