The USS Yorktown In Its Watery Grave

by Daniel Russ on July 30, 2010

Remains of USS Yorktown

The USS Yorktown lies on the ocean floor in the South Pacific under 7200 feet of water. This old battle ax had ironically launched Dauntless Dive Bombers that sank a Japanese super carrier, the Hiryu, just before it was critically damaged by Japanese naval bombers.  She listed to port and couldn’t launch any more aircraft or receive any. So Admiral Fletcher decided to have her scuttled. She slipped beneath the waves on June 6th, 1942.

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