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NH 106007 Battle of Midway, June 1942

Photo #: NH 106007  Battle of Midway, June 1942
Title: 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, and is settling rapidly by the stern. This view looks over the ship's upper starboard structure, with her bilge beyond. Yorktown's forefoot and front edge of her flight deck are toward the left. In the right center is the large hole made by one or more submarine torpedoes. Note the oil slick surrounding the ship. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
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