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USS Yorktown Commissioning 75th Anniversary
April 15, 2018
Join us on Sunday, April 15 as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the day the USS Yorktown was commissioned. The celebration will include a re-enactment of the christening with Nancy Roosevelt Ireland, the granddaughter of former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Mrs. Roosevelt sponsored the USS Yorktown and led the christening of the ship on 21 January 1943. The re-enactment will occur at 2 p.m.
From 3-4:30 p.m. veterans of the USS Yorktown will participate in a “Meet & Greet” session with visitors aboard their beloved ship. They will sign a limited edition, commemorative poster for each guest.
Admission for the christening re-enactment is free and open to the public. The commissioning of the USS Yorktown CV-10 marks the day “The Fighting Lady” officially became part of the fleet of the United States Navy. The Yorktown served her country valiantly until she was finally decommissioned in 1970 and became the flagship of the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum fleet in 1975.