USS Yorktown (CV-10) Model Aircraft Carrier
This version of the USS Yorktown model ship is available in a limited quantity! This model is made of Mahogany, with hand cast resin details for the deck. It comes with it's own display stand and period aircraft models on the deck.
This model is crafted by hand by master craftsman. The detail is magnificent! This ship model is the perfect size for display on your desk or mantel!
This model includes period miniature aircraft on the deck.
USS Yorktown (CV/CVA/CVS-10) is one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. She is named after the Battle of Yorktown of the American Revolutionary War, and is the fourth U.S. Navy ship to bear the name. Initially to have been named Bon Homme Richard, she was renamed Yorktown while under construction to commemorate USS Yorktown (CV-5), lost at the Battle of Midway in June 1942. 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 the early 1950s as an attack carrier (CVA), and then eventually became an antisubmarine carrier (CVS). She was recommissioned too late to participate in the Korean War but served for many years in the Pacific, including duty in the Vietnam War, in which she earned five battle stars. Late in her career she served as a recovery ship for the Apollo 8 space mission, was used in the movie 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 Patriot's Point, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. She is a National Historic Landmark.
Yorktown was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1986.
Through most of the 1990s, Yorktown housed WSCI-FM, 89.3, a local public radio station, part of the South Carolina Educational Radio Network. WSCI's offices and library were inside, while its broadcast booth was in the ship's "pri-fly", primary flight control, the control tower of an aircraft carrier, overlooking the water facing the Charleston peninsula. South Carolina Educational Radio shut down WSCI's local broadcasting in 1998.
Patriot's Point has continued to grow serving as an embarkation point for Fort Sumter tour boats, home to several other vessels (including the submarine Clamagore; the Allen M. Sumner-class, Laffey, "the ship that would not die"; as well as the Cold War Submarine Memorial, a replica of a Vietnam Support Base, and the museum of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, which is located on Yorktown's hangar deck. On 2 September 2003, Yorktown served as the backdrop for the formal announcement of Senator John Kerry's candidacy as he sought, and ultimately won, the Democratic nomination for President of the United States for the 2004 election.
As of October 2009, the US Navy has told the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum that it must either make repairs to the ship or make plans to dispose of her. However, some reports indicate it could cost more to dispose of the ship than to repair her and raising questions as to what the eventual outcome will be.
On 22 September 2011, Patriot's Point announced that the ship would be repaired on site as opposed to sending her to a shipyard for repairs. It is estimated that the repairs could cost as much as $100 million. The cofferdam that surrounds the vessel during repairs could, alone, cost $21 million.
On 9 November 2012, Marquette University faced Ohio State University on Yorktown's deck in the second annual Carrier Classic college basketball game. Over 8,000 veterans and active duty military men and women attended the game.