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USS Yorktown

USS Yorktown – Photo taken from Arthur Ravenell Jr Bridge

The USS Yorktown was commissioned in 1943 and decommissioned in 1970.  In 1975, she became a museum ship at Patriot’s Point in Mt. 12 more words


Modeling War Damage - USS Yorktown (CV-5) at Coral Sea

Merit’s 1:350 USS Yorktown (CV-5) presents an excellent opportunity to display “that gallant ship” in a way that isn’t terribly common among shipbuilders: out of the water, but still within a vignette.   1,327 more words


Travel America - Washington DC (Day 3)

Even though we were 600 miles north of home, the weather was much the same–hot and muggy. Since driving and parking had been successful (and cheaper) the day before, we decided to just drive into the city for the day. 869 more words


History on the Waterfront

By Linda Tancs

History awaits along the waterfront at Patriots Point in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. That’s where you’ll find the USS Yorktown, the 10th aircraft carrier to serve in the U.S. 65 more words