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USS Yorktown CV-10

USS Yorktown (CV/CVA/CVS-10) is one of 24 Essex -class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy . Initially to have been named Bonhomme Richard , she was renamed Yorktown while still under construction, after the Yorktown -class aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-5) , which was sunk at the Battle of Midway . She is the fourth U.S. Navy ship to bear the name, though the previous ships were named for 1781 Battle of Yorktown . 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 Citation . Decommissioned shortly after the end of the war, she was modernized and recommissioned in February 1953 as an attack carrier (CVA), and served with distinction during the Korean War. The ship was later modernized again with a canted deck, eventually becoming an anti-submarine carrier (CVS) and served for many years in the Pacific, including duty in the Vietnam War , during which she earned five battle stars. Late in her career, the carrier served as a recovery ship for the Apollo 8 space mission, and was used in the film Tora! Tora! Tora! , which recreated the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor , and in the science fiction film The Philadelphia Experiment . Yorktown was decommissioned in 1970 and in 1975 became a museum ship at Patriots Point , Mount Pleasant, South Carolina , where she was designated a National Historic Landmark .

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USS Yorktown CV-10
40 Patriots Point Rd
South Carolina

Visitor information USS Yorktown CV-10

Opening hours

March - August
Daily: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The museum ticket office closes every day at 5 p.m.

September - February
Weekdays: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Weekends: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The museum ticket office closes every day at 4 p.m.

Holiday Operating Hours
Fourth of July 2023: Last ticket sold at 4 p.m., museum closes at 5 p.m.
Thanksgiving Day: Closed to the public.
Christmas Eve: Last ticket sold at 2 p.m., museum closes at 3:30 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed to the public.
New Year’s Eve: Last ticket sold at 2 p.m., museum closes at 3:30 p.m.


Active Military/Retired$19.00
First Responder$21.00


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40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant

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