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Sunday, August 26, 2012

USS YORKTOWN "THE FIGHTING LADY"

As the United States was drawn into World War II,  it had only five attack carriers - Lexington, Saratoga,
Yorktown, Enterprise, and Wasp. The Navy’s first carrier, the Langley, had been converted to a seaplane tender. The Ranger was not fast enough to be considered for action in the broad Pacific, and the newest, the Hornet, had not yet undergone her shakedown cruise. With these carriers the U.S. Admirals had to fight the Japanese until some of the new Essex-class carriers were built.

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