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NH 106005 Battle of Midway, June 1942

Photo #: NH 106005  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 aft from off the forward end of Yorktown's flight deck. Her forefoot is at the left. In the center, severing the ship's forward bilge keel, is the large hole made by one or more submarine torpedoes. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
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