Many of the design features of the Essex-class can be seen here as the USS Yorktown squeezes through the locks of the Panama Canal, 11 Jul 1943. Notably, the deck-edge aircraft elevator is in the raised position.

Caption   Many of the design features of the Essex-class can be seen here as the USS Yorktown squeezes through the locks of the Panama Canal, 11 Jul 1943. Notably, the deck-edge aircraft elevator is in the raised position. ww2dbase
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Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 11 Jul 1943
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 1 Jun 2019

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
26 May 2019 10:41:03 PM

The Essex-class deck-edge elevator was designed to fold up strictly so the ships would fit through the Panama Canal. Other than when transiting the canal, there was no reason to fold up the elevator. Also, the reason the flight deck looks like a black & white photo in the middle of a color photo is because it was raining and the flight deck was reflecting the gray skies beyond.

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