2018 Association Work Party

Don’t delay space is still available!

We hope that you will be joining us for the 2018 USS Yorktown Work Party. The goal of the work party is to build and renew friendships while getting some work accomplished on our great ship. We hope to make this an enjoyable time for all and will need your help  to make it a great experience. Because space is limited the crew of the Yorktown have first dibs followed by Yorktown Association Legacy members.

Where: USS Yorktown 40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

When: April 15th – April 19th 2018

What: Painting: Engine Room, various hatches and portions of the Flight Deck, weather permitting. (The necessary paint and equipment will be supplied by the Association)

Starting 4/15 through 4/18 berthing will be provided at no cost aboard the ship. Showers and facilities are available. You will need your own bedroll to include a pillow. If you are flying don’t be deterred; call us and we will arrange something.

The USS Yorktown Association office is undergoing a temporary transformation so it can serve as our galley for the week. There will be a refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot and bottled water and an empty pantry which you can stock with supplies for the week. Individuals will be responsible for their own meals, unless noted on the schedule below. There in no cost to join the work party but donations would be appreciated to help cover the costs.

Tentative Plan of Days


4/15 – 1400 Join us as we reenacted the Commissioning of the ship that took place 75 years ago. Eleanor Roosevelt had the original honor but this year Nancy Roosevelt Ireland (granddaughter) will be joining us to celebrate the occasion.

4/15 – 1500-1630 Yorktown Crew Meet and Greet with the Public

4/15 -1700 Work Party Briefing and Pizza Party (Pizza provided by Association)


4/16 – 1100 Eleanor Roosevelt symposium by Nancy Roosevelt Ireland in the Smokey Stover Theater.

4/16 – 1300 -1700 – Work Party 4 hour shift


4/17 – 0900 -1200 – Work Party 3 hour shift

1200-1400 – 2 hour Lunch break

1400-1700 – Work Party 3 hour shift


Last night onboard

4/18 – 0900 -1200 – Work Party 3 hour shift

1200-1400 – 2 hour Lunch break

1400-1700 – Work Party 3 hour shift

1800 – Farewell Dinner – Location to be determined. (Provided by the Association).


Pack up and depart the berthing area by 0900