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YORKTOWN, USS (Aircraft Carrier)

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
County of Charleston.
Patriot Point, Charleston Harbor
National Register Number: 82004892
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Defense - naval facility.
Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Floating Exhibit; http://www.maritime.org/hnsa-yorktown.htm.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 14, 1986):
This aircraft carrier was the second ESSEX class carrier built by the U.S. They formed the core of the fast carrier task forces in the Pacific. YORKTOWN supported American ground troops in the Phillipines, at Iwo Jima, and at Okinawa, also participating at Truk and in the Marianas; she received eleven battle stars and a Presidential Citation for her World War II service.


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