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Description:Sinking of the USS Yorktown (CV5) in the Battle of Midway, June 6, 1942. The Yorktown was damaged heavily by Japanese aircraft June 4, in the Battle of Midway. Escort ships hover near the damaged carrier which went to the bottom June 7, after a successful attack by an enemy submarine. The Yorktown displaced 19,900 tons and was 761 feet long. (National Archives, US Navy 80-G-17059).
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