Named after the previous USS Yorktown with the hull number CV-5 which had been sunk during the Battle of Midway, this Essex-class aircraft carrier was built in Newport News, Virginia, with the hull number CV-10. It was commissioned in 1943, measured 872 feet in length, and carried 2,600 men on board and up to 100 aircraft. During its active service in World War II, it received eleven battle stars before being decommissioned in 1970.
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