Travelling in USA 2008/09 travel blog

USS Yorktown


Flight deck

View from Captain's seat

For some reason they put pics of Marines above the urinals in...

Left Laurence writing, and headed to Patriots Point, Mount Pleasant to visit USS Yorktown (CV-10) 1943-1970. She fought in historic battles in WW2 and in 1968 the Yorktown recovered the crew of Apollo 8, the first manned spacecraft to circle the moon.

Wandered round - including bridge (sat in captain's seat, but alas "make it so" had no effect!), engine room, crew quarters, hanger and flight decks ... noisy, cramped and a lot of metal!

Visitor centre had pictures of marines above urinals - not kidding - see photos ... very odd!

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