USS Yorktown (CV-10)
Yorktown (CV/CVA/CVS-10) is one of 24
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
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
What do you know about USS Yorktown (CV-10)? Take off with this World
War II Quick Quiz.
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.
3. Early on the morning of October 5, 1943, the
two days of air strikes on Japanese installations? Where was the
- 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
- 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?
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
(DD-512), USS Hull (DD-350), and USS
and Yorktown participated in some of the rescue operations for
the survivors of those three destroyers.
9. The Yorktown was placed out of commission and was berthed
with the Bremerton (Washington) Group, Pacific Reserve Fleet. What was
- 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.