Our Core Values

The USS Yorktown CV-10 Association was forged during the first USS Yorktown (CV-10) Reunion, April 15, 1948. In the 1970s, the USS Yorktown (CV-10) Association saved their ship from the scrapyard when it was decommissioned, so future generations could walk her decks and learn her storied past.


Young men transformed into heroes aboard the USS Yorktown. Amidst the harsh realities of war, there are also many humble tales of young sailors finding purpose and developing character during their service. We're passionate about engaging younger generations with these stories of courage, leadership and strength.


USS Yorktown veterans can step onto the carrier of their youth and walk the same paths they once frequented. Our annual reunion is an opportunity for our members to share the rich history that so often goes unspoken. They reconnect with old shipmates and forge new friendships.


USS Yorktown (CV-10) is now a National Historic Landmark and the jewel of Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in the Charleston harbor.

Hundreds of thousands visit annually, immerse themselves in the life of a sailor and walk away with a more tangible understanding of history.

Serving Our Members



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    Stay involved from afar and learn about our latest restoration projects, exhibits and educational programming.

  • Digital Library

    Gain access to the USS Yorktown’s Cruise books and other publications from historical documents to history books. An invaluable resource!


    The Sea V Ten, our biannual newsletter, has stories about the Yorktown, her crew, and happenings at Patriots Point. If you'd like to submit an article for consideration please click here.


    Like us on Facebook and join a Yorktown virtual community. We share historical photographs, visits from crew and their families and updates on everything Yorktown.

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visit the Ship


    Enjoy a three day weekend with your family and shipmates during the USS Yorktown annual reunion! Find Out More.


    Take the family on exclusive behind the scenes tours. If it’s accessible, we’ll get you there. Check out your old duty station or sleeping quarters.

    From the tolling of the bell to the last flower cast into the harbor, the Yorktown Association honors those we've lost with a touching and memorable annual service.

  • Patriots Point Discounts

    While visiting, receive a special VIP discount at the Patriots Point giftshop when you present your active Association membership ID card.

Ship's Store


    All active Association members receive a 20% savings on all Ship's store merchandise purchases.

  • Exclusive Merchandise

    Access exclusive and limited edition Ship’s Store items offered only through the Association.