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NH 95575 Battle of Midway, June 1942

Photo #: NH 95575  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, with a large torpedo hole amidships severing the forward bilge keel. Yorktown's forefoot is at the extreme right. Her starboard forward 5-inch gun gallery can be seen further up her hull, with two 5/38 gun barrels sticking out over its edge. The two larger thin objects sticking up, just aft of the 5-inch guns, are aircraft parking outriggers. When the ship's wreck was examined in May 1998, both guns were still in position, but the outriggers were gone. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 95575
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