2016 U.S.S Yorktown Memorial Service

Push the play button below to experience the sights and sounds of the 2016 Yorktown Association Memorial service which was held in Hangar Bay I during the annual reunion.

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Yorktown Interactive Timeline

Click below to learn the history of the Yorktown from when her keel was laid to when she arrived at Patriots Point. As you may know the crew has taken part in historical interviews when they visit the ship; intermingled within the timeline we’ve used some of those interviews. Moving forward this timeline will expand to include more events and …


Apollo 8 Recovered by Yorktown

It was December 27th, 1968 when Apollo reentered the pull of earth’s atmosphere and Yorktown recovered Apollo 8. A Yorktown Sea King from HS-4 recovered Astronauts, Navy Capt. James Lovell, Air Force Col. Frank Borgman and Air Force Major William Anders. after Frogman from UDT-12 assisted them from the space capsule. The Yorktown proved to be a skillful and integral …

Hull damage from the Japanese bomb

In Their Words, WW II Crewmember, Edward Joyeusaz

In the latest installment of “In Their Words”, Edward Joyeusaz Seaman 1st class from S Division and  World War II Crew member from the Yorktown tells his story about when a bomb hit the “Lucky Lady”. In his words.

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Mrs. Roosevelt Christens the USS Yorktown

On January 21st of 1943 (or January 22nd according to Mrs. Roosevelt), the USS Yorktown CV-10 was launched into the water, nearly three quarters complete. She was christened by Eleanor Roosevelt, who had also christened the USS Yorktown CV-5 in April, 1936. Apparently, the CV-10 was eager to get into the water and head into battle. The Yorktown slid out of …

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In Their Words, The Fighting Lady March by Ray Huston

We hope that you enjoy the Fighting Lady March as written by our very own WW II band crew member MU2 Ray Huston. The Video tells the story of the Yorktown during WWII and demonstrates Ray’s passion for the “Fighting Lady”.     A special thanks goes to the Winthrop  University Band for recording the piece and Patriots Point staff …