USS Yorktown (CV-5) was an aircraft carrier commissioned in the United States Navy from 1937 until she was sunk at the Battle of Midway in June 1942. She was named after the Battle of Yorktown in 1781 and the lead ship of the Yorktown class which was designed after lessons learned from operations with the large converted battlecruiser Lexington class and the smaller purpose-built USS Ranger. She represented the epitome of U.S. pre-war carrier design.

USS Yorktown in Days of InfamyEdit

The Yorktown was one of three carriers that were part of the fleet the United States sent to Hawaii in June 1942, in a failed attempt to retake the islands from the Empire of Japan. Yorktown and another carrier, Saratoga, were sunk.

USS Yorktown in "News From the Front"Edit

The Yorktown was damaged in the Battle of the Coral Sea in 1942, according to the Los Angeles Times. Later, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin reported on the sinking of the Yorktown south of Oahu by a Japanese submarine. Loss of life was feared heavy.

USS Yorktown in The War That Came EarlyEdit

The USS Yorktown was lost in 1941 while in action against the Japanese Navy.

Literary CommentEdit

Although not stated directly, it is stated that the US has lost five carriers, but due to one being lost at Hawaii, and four being lost at Wake, it is never clarified which ones.

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