Patriots Point Launches Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, Lights Yorktown Pink

Patriots Point will dedicate the month of October to promote breast cancer awareness through their campaign, “The Fighting Lady is in The Fight.” Starting October 1st, the USS Yorktown will be illuminated pink at night.  All month employees and visitors will be encouraged to support the campaign through dropping donations in the pink donation boxes […]

Governor Mitt Romney Speaks Onboard Yorktown

Every Presidential campaign since 2000 has brought candidates for President to the USS Yorktown for photo and speaking events. Yesterday, former Massachusetts’ Governor Mitt Romney spoke to a small group of veterans on the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point at 2 PM.

CrossFit Garage Games On Yorktown’s Flightdeck Saturday

This weekend will see the first South Carolina Garage Games series event hosted by CrossFit Integrity. This CrossFit event will be a two-day competition held in Charleston, South Carolina on September 24-25, 2011.

USS Yorktown Hosts 43rd WMD-CST Training

Last night the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point was not a site for tourists, scouts, students or a corporate party, but a training site for military professionals with a serious job of being prepared to protect the American homeland.

North Charleston SWAT Team Repells Off Yorktown Flightdeck

Not just your average person visits Yorktown, sometimes our local law enforcement and first responders utilize the World War II Essex carrier as a unique training facility and today was one of those days. The North Charleston Police SWAT team were hoping for a sea breeze on a hot day and instead of a concrete […]

USS Yorktown Rescues Fifty-three Merchant Sailors 1960

On 10 June 1960, seven helicopters from HS-4 flying from the USS Yorktown (CV-10) rescued 53 merchant sailors from the British freighter Shun Lee which had run aground on Pratas Reef (500 miles northwest of Manila). Under storm conditions in the wake of Typhoon Mary, the helicopters picked up 25 men from the wreck and […]

Volunteer Profile on Dr. "Chip" Biernbaum

Our volunteer profile is on Dr. “Chip” Biernbaum, who was born on Pearl Harbor Day (07 Dec) 1946 in Woodstown, NJ, 15 miles from Wilmington, Delaware. He spent as much free time as he could investigating curious creatures and beasts that lived in the streams, lakes and forests around his home. His interest in World […]

CXAM Radar On Yorktown CV-5 Leads To IFF And CIC

Following successful tests of the XAF radar, the Navy contracted with RCA (Radio Corporation of America) to build six more radars and they would be placed on one aircraft carrier (Yorktown CV-5), one battleship (California BB-44) and four heavy cruisers (Pensacola CA-24, Northampton CA-26,  Chester CA-27  and Chicago CA-29). The size of the bed-spring looking […]

Video Thursday 1.20.11

It’s Video Thursday and if you haven’t read or seen the news today, Patriots Point is going to try to interest the Boeing Company in joining us here on Charleston Harbor. The Boeing Company has long been a  supplier of aircraft to the Navy (currently builds the F-18 Hornet) and is now in the process […]

FREE Admission Weekend this Saturday-Sunday, 8-9 January 2011

  Everyone is invited to Patriots Point’s “FREE Admission” weekend to kickoff the Centennial Anniversary of Naval Aviation (1911-2011). Come aboard and visit our ships, the Medal of Honor museum, aircraft, and Vietnam Support Base for FREE.  Hours are from 9 am to 6:30 pm both days. Climb aboard for a FREE tour of the […]