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Battle of Midway, June 1942 Diorama by Norman Bel Geddes, depicting the torpedoing of USS Hammann (DD-412) and USS Yorktown (CV-5) by Japanese submarine I-168, during the afternoon of 6 June 1942.

from Grand Strategy: The View from Oregon

Sinking a Carrier: Proof of Concept

USS Yorktown (CV-5) at the bottom, more than 3 miles down — deeper than the wrecks of the Titanic or Bismarck. Discovered in May 1998 by underwater explorer Robert Ballard.


USS Yorktown (CV-5) sank on June 7, 1942 in the battle of Midway as a result of battle damage and Japanese torpedo hits.


USS Yorktown (CV-5) American aircraft carrier Yorktown (USS Yorktown (CV-5), damaged by Japanese bombers during the battle of Midway 0n 4th June 1942. Photo taken from American heavy cruiser Astoria (USS Astoria (CA-34).