|Visit the aircraft carrier Yorktown, the second
aircraft carrier of its name, replacing the original lost during World War II. See how 3,000 crewmen worked and
lived. The length of three football fields, it houses exhibits of bomber and fighter planes on the hangar bay and
showcases letters and mementos of the crew. Also open for tours are the submarine Clamagore, the Coast Guard cutter
Ingham, the destroyer Laffey, a re-creation of a Vietnam naval support base, and the Medal of Honor Museum. The
Navy Flight Simulator lets visitors experience a five-minute air war over Iraq. An 18-hole golf course provides
Picture © 1998. South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
The USS Yorktown (CV/CVA-10) - the 'Fighting Lady' was the Hancock's sister ship, and is now preserved for all time at Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, Charleston, S.C. Onboard her and in her hangar bay, can be found a section dedicated to the USS Hancock (CVA-19). Looking at this picture, brings back fond memories of Hancock.. both Essex Class carriers. Just Imagine a number 19 there where 10 greets you from her island structure!
This is a picture of a Launch Sequence during
Air Operations on Yorktown in 1943, during WWII
Here the Yorkown is, all decked out in her camouflage during the Pacific War
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Pier 86, W46th St. & 12th Ave., New York, NY 10036 · 212 245 0072
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