USS Yorktown (i) (CV 5)
Aircraft carrier of the Yorktown class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||21 May 1934|
|Launched||4 Apr 1936|
|Commissioned||30 Sep 1937|
|Lost||7 Jun 1942|
|Loss position||30° 36'N, 176° 34'W|
She was damaged by aircraft on 8 May 1942 during the battle at Coral Sea but underwent emergency repairs at Pearl Harbour.
USS Yorktown (Capt. E. Buckmaster) was thus present for Battle of Midway on 4 June 1942 and was heavily damaged by torpedoes and bombs from Japanese aircraft.
Finally she was hit by torpedoes from the Japanese submarine I-168 (offsite link) on 6 June. She was abandoned, capsized and sank the next day in position 30º36'N, 176º34'W.
Commands listed for USS Yorktown (i) (CV 5)
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|1||Capt. Ernest Doyle McWorther, USN||30 Sep 1937||16 Jun 1939 (1)|
|2||Capt. Ernest Ludolph Gunther, USN||16 Jun 1939||5 Feb 1941 (1)|
|3||Capt. Elliott Buckmaster, USN||5 Feb 1941||7 Jun 1942 (1)|
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