21 Mar 1955

United States
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) placed in commission in reserve at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Washington, United States where she was to receive extensive modifications, most significantly an angled flight deck to increase her capabilities for handling jet aircraft. ww2dbase [Puget Sound Navy Yard | Yorktown (Essex-class) | Bremerton, Washington | DS]

21 Mar 1955 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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