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USS Yorktown (CV-10)

USS Yorktown (CV-10) - Trivia powered by ABEUSS Yorktown (CV/CVA/CVS-10) is one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. She is named after the Battle of Yorktown of the American Revolutionary War, and is the fourth US Navy ship to bear the name. Initially to have been named Bon Homme Richard, she was renamed Yorktown while under construction to commemorate USS Yorktown (CV-5), lost at the Battle of Midway in June 1942. Yorktown was commissioned in April 1943, and participated in several campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations, earning 11 battle stars and the Presidential Unit Citation.

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1. When was the USS Yorktown (CV-10) commissioned?

  • April 15, 1943
  • April 15, 1944
  • April 15, 1945

2. The warship arrived in Pearl Harbor on July 24 and began a month of exercises in the Hawaiian Islands.

  • True or False?

3. Early on the morning of October 5, 1943, the Yorktown began two days of air strikes on Japanese installations? Where was the location?

  • Macon Island
  • Juniper Island
  • Wake Island

4. On November 10, Yorktown departed Pearl Harbor in company with Task Force 50 (the Fast Carrier Forces, Pacific Fleet) to participate in her first major assault operation. What was the battle?

  • Battle of the Marshall Islands
  • Battle of the Gilbert Islands
  • Battle of the White Islands

5. On 16 January 1944, the warship exited Pearl Harbor once again to support an amphibious assault Operation Flintlock. What islands were to be invaded?

  • April Island
  • Iwo Jima
  • Marshall Islands

6. On February 22, the Yorktown conducted a single day of raids on enemy airfields and installations on what island?

  • Macon
  • Saipan
  • Charleston

7. Yorktown arrived in the on August 17 and began a two-month overhaul. She completed repairs on October 6 and departed on October 9. What was the Navy yard?

  • Puget Sound Navy Yard
  • Oakland Navy Yard
  • Norfolk Navy Yard

8. On December 17, the task force began its retirement from the Luzon strikes. During that retirement, TF 38 steamed through the center of the famous typhoon of December 1944. That storm sank three destroyers [USS Spence (DD-512), USS Hull (DD-350), and USS Monaghan (DD-354)] and Yorktown participated in some of the rescue operations for the survivors of those three destroyers.

  • True or False?

9. The Yorktown was placed out of commission and was berthed with the Bremerton (Washington) Group, Pacific Reserve Fleet. What was the date?

  • January 9, 1947
  • February 6, 1947
  • March 6, 1947

10. She is a National Historic Landmark.  When did the Yorktown become a museum ship at Patriot's Point, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

  • 1970
  • 1975
  • 1980

USS Yorktown (CV-10)

  1. April 15, 1943
  2. True
  3. Wake Island
  4. Battle of the Gilbert Islands
  5. Marshall Islands
  6. Saipan
  7. Puget Sound Navy Yard
  8. True
  9. January 9, 1947
  10. 1975

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