Patriot's Point - USS Yorktown

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Historic vessel that fought in World War II and Vietnam, retrieved the Apollo 8 astronauts, and earned many battle stars

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USS Yorktown

When news reached Navy officials that the Yorktown (CV-5) sunk at the Battle of Midway in June 1942, they immediately turned around and re-christened the Bon Homme Richard, an Essex-class carrier under construction, the USS Yorktown in honor of the sunken ship. The new USS Yorktown was finished in just 16.5 months in Newport News, Virginia. It played a great role in the Pacific Offensive that began in late 1943 and ended with the defeat of Japan in 1945.

Its career continued for nearly 30 more years. It eventually earned five battle stars for service off the coast of Vietnam from 1965 to 1968, and was even sent to recover the Apollo 8 astronauts and capsule in December 1968. The USS Yorktown ended its career in 1970. In 1975, it was towed from Bayonne, New Jersey, to Charleston and the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum.

Customer Reviews

Interesting for the whole family. Our 4 & 6 year old loved it!
Kristen T. · January 7, 2016
I would definitely use this groupon to go! IT IS SO AWESOME!!!!!!
Jodi H. · January 1, 2016
It was very interesting to walk through the whole ship and we did not see everything along with the other ship and sub tight quarters in the sub it was awesome
John D. · December 26, 2015
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    Patriots Point

    40 Patriots Point Rd.

    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464


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