Naval Legends: USS Yorktown | World of Warships

The USS Yorktown aircraft carrier is a US Navy distinguished veteran, which participated in the Battle of Okinawa and defeat of the legendary Yamato battleship. How did the aircraft carrier help the US Space Program, and how did she earn 11 battle stars during World War II? Get inside the US Navy’s USS Yorktown aircraft carrier!

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  1. Aaron Peavler/Geomodelrailroader Railroad Photography says:

    Yorktown callsign CV 5 she was the lead ship of her class which included Hornet and the legendary Big E. In Coral Sea she sank the Shoho but it came at a cost the Japanese sank Lexington and Yorktown and Shokaku had to limp off the battlefield since both got bombed by each others aircraft. Yorktown made it back to Pearl but since Saratoga was in drydock and Wasp was not ready Yorktown was hastily repaired and sent to Midway. The battle was won but at a cost Yorktown was sunk and Taskforce 17 was wiped out in 1998 Bob Ballard and Vulcan found her and last year Vulcan found her foes Kaga and Akagi now the search is on to find Soryu which sank with them and Hiryu which has somehow disappeared because records were not kept.

  2. stuttgarter92 says:

    Bring back the RTS CV!!!!!

  3. 바다요정 says:

    I'll remember you. USS ENTERPRISE. You was one of best air carrier in world war ||…
    Rest in peace…

  4. Jaroslaw Sibi says:

    I thought U.S.S Yorktown was sunk at the battle of Midway

  5. Kirkland Craft says:

    I live near the Yorktown and have been aboard her a few times.

  6. • Lord Tachanka • says:

    I have slept on the Yorktown with my Boy Scout troop twice.

  7. Onyx Dragon says:

    Oh, I thought this was the Yorktown class CV, not the Essex

  8. Mark lugnut says:

    as of today, thank you, all that have served, no words can fill the thanks

  9. Tanat Kobprasertkul says:


  10. Justanotherderp :P says:

    The Destroyer beside Yorktown is USS Laffey,the ship that refuses to die

  11. David Johnson says:

    So why don't america attack somewhere now without warning? And bomb them

  12. 陳博穎 says:

    I believe the United States will always exercise justice like a Puritan

  13. Rxidxr_ Dex says:

    USS Yorktown is probably the best museum I’ve ever been to

  14. Vinicius Paiva says:

    Enterprise's dead big sister…

  15. if only the game looked this good

  16. Whidbey Hiker says:

    Our ship (Lexington) used to go to send members of the crew to the Yorktown to recover parts, valves, pumps. On one visit a sailor was killed when an armored hatch fell on him. One of those tragic things that happen.

  17. John Elvert Talang says:

    AL Players, STAAAAAND UP!

  18. 7:11 “to run the turban’s.” 🤔 Turban’s, huh? Who’s side r you on anyway. Here in ‘Merica we call them Turbine’s not turbans

  19. Miss Akiruga says:

    USS Enterpise Destroy At WWII So sad

  20. 陛下の船シェフィールドHMS Sheffield • says:


  21. Karl’s World says:

    My great grandpa was in the Yorktown his name was Clint or Clinton smith

  22. Jules Tomlinson says:

    who else has been on this hip?

  23. Nathanial Martinez says:

    Me love the USS Enterprise USS Yorktown USS Lexington USS hornet USS Midway USS New Jersey USS South Dakota USS Apple USS Brooklyn USS San Diego I love them all

  24. Alexander Hew says:

    Came from a game where the ship was a woman :))

  25. Barlito Davito says:

    Ayy they have the Yorktown in my home city

  26. Paul Gerald says:

    Was she the " Fighting Lady" ??? Thank you. .

  27. Ned Hesser says:

    The fact that they got a British guy to sing the praises of a ship called the “Yorktown“ is a hell of a flex.

  28. Ned Hesser says:

    Hiring a British guy to sing the glories of a vessel called the “Yorktown” is the biggest flex of all time

  29. Kent Courtney says:

    My grandfather, Lieutenant Donald Billington, USN, helped manage the repair and turnaround of the original USS Yorktown damaged in the battle of the Coral Sea. Often overlooked is the role of project management in ship repair. With detailed reports of damage coming to Pearl Harbor prior to the Yorktown’s return, my grandfather was awake for two days before the Yorktown even came in to Pearl. He was awake for three more days as he managed his portion of the repair of the Yorktown. The story was told to my grandfather that he was sound asleep standing at a lifeline after being awake for five days and was walked back to the stateroom totally asleep – totally exhausted. The Yorktown’s aircraft helped make the Battle of Midway one of America’s most decisive military victories.

  30. DarkMatt3r 0 says:

    I worked on the USS Essex (LHD-2) a couple of years ago. I didn't know that there was an old Essex class of aircraft carriers back then. The name "Essex" has a lot of history behind it, incredible!

  31. Randomaccount says:

    Ok this is nice to see as most focus on cv-5 as well as live in Charleston but there should be a story on laffy as well many stories such as that from Okinawa and atomic tests and serving until 1975 from what I know

  32. Droid Motorola 388 says:

    know her because of Azur Lane tho

  33. Hunter Falkman says:

    I have been on that ship

  34. SugarTomAppleRoger says:

    Don't forget wise old Scrappy and skipper Dixie. .

  35. Captain Landson says:

    I was so confused because I thought they were talking about the Yorktown CV 5, and they kept saying Essex class. Then I realized 4 minutes in that it was CV 10 (*-*)

  36. Raymond Harper Jr says:

    Yorktown was sunk at midway Essex class ship

  37. Camden Norman says:

    I’m so happy I get to go to Charleston to see and go in the uss yorktown

  38. War Thunder is the goat says:

    Why does it not say it Participated in midway

  39. David Baumgardner says:

    Hey pls make world of warships legends have aircraft carriers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  40. Pinay Store says:

    I love this USS Yorktown! It survived many attacks in midway and coral battle <3

  41. U.S.S. Laffey DD-724 says:

    "none of them where sunk by the japanese", funny… Yorktown CV-5 Might Have Something To Say Bout That…

    Also, I showed up in the vid!

  42. Levent Öztürk says:

    after more than 20 direct torpedoes… that's tough man…

  43. Soumyadip Satapathi says:

    I don't play the game . But enjoy the documentary.

  44. Jason Blankenship says:

    After touring this ship on vacation and then seeing this. It's fantastic. Also, if you're into the show M*A*S*H* there is stock footage of this ship used in season 3 episode 8. I googled it for historical accuracy and it turns out the USS Yorktown was in service and deployed during the Korean War.

  45. Buzz Izard says:

    My home from 1965 – 1968. B Div. Proud pit snipe

  46. Holy… I just realized, this wasn't the History Channel

  47. George Andrei Ruizo says:

    I thought it was CV 5 not CV 10
    Cuz CV 5 is the first one than CV 10

  48. Adiel Hero says:

    yorktown sunk'
    enteprise: panik
    yorktown rebuild'

    relaise yorktown is not longer her sister ship any more
    enterprise; panik

    relaise hornet also rebuild and no longer her sister ship any more
    enteprise; crying in the bed

  49. More more more love these documentaries

  50. Alpha Gamer says:

    The Blue Ghost would like some recognition

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