Reunion 2016, October 13-15

We hope that you will join us at this years reunion as we celebrate the U.S.S. Yorktown’s Commanding Officers from commissioning to decommissioning. We look forward to hearing your great stories about your Captain and your ship.  The reunion registration packet is scheduled to go out in the mail in the next couple of weeks, so if you would like …

Thank you from Elementary Student

This card was passed on from an elementary student that visited the USS Yorktown earlier this year via the Patriots Point Education Program. During their day of learning students discover what leadership and service to Country means along with STEM concepts their visit is unforgettable and educational. Because of donations and annual membership dues we can help make this impact. …

South Carolina Electric and Gas Donates $125,000

SCE&G announced a $125,000 donation today to the USS YORKTOWN Foundation to fund the preservation of veteran war stories and oral histories by the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. The donation will enable the museum to expand its already popular video series titled “War Stories” and purchase the equipment needed to record video archives that will help bring the …

500 Navy Sailors Volunteer Aboard the Yorktown

On November 13th, 500 Sailors from the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command at Joint Base Charleston volunteered at Patriots Point as part of the Trident United Way’s Day of Caring. The sailors worked on all three of Patriots Points Warships and met up to take a picture on the Yorktown. Were sure it was an experience that these young sailors …

2015 USS Yorktown Reunion Recap

This year the USS Yorktown’s 67th Annual Reunion was spent under a constant downpour. Hurricane Joaquin was partially responsible for the record breaking downfall and flooding that hit South Carolina the weekend of the Reunion. We were happy to see everyone maintained a positive and supportive attitude during the soggy chaos. In fact, a CVS-10 sailor was over heard exclaiming, “we …

Yorktown Crewmember is a star at Patriots Point

One of our of our Yorktown Association members has become something of a star on board the USS Yorktown. Bill Watkinson volunteers regularly, sharing his experiences and knowledge among eager listeners. Bill is staple figure on board the Fighting Lady, and is an increasingly tour guide for our visitors and media guests. Recently, a local ABC affiliate sat down with Bill and followed …

Twins Meet WWII Yorktown Veteran

Twin 10 year-old boys Carter and Jack had their dreams came true aboard the Yorktown. It all started with interest in history, specifically Naval warfare, spurred by the game Battleship. During a previous trip from their Raleigh home to the ship, they were put in contact with WWII Vet, Mr. Robert Harding. The boys began emailing and a friendship was forged. This spring, the boys came back …