Commissioning ceremony of USS Yorktown, Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 30 Sep 1937USS Yorktown (Yorktown-class) commissioning ceremonies taking place on the flight deck, Naval Operating Base Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 30 Sep 1937. Note destroyer USS Jacob Jones on the other side of the pier
Commissioning ceremony of USS Yorktown, Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 30 Sep 1937USS Yorktown (Yorktown-class) commissioning ceremonies taking place on the flight deck, Naval Operating Base Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 30 Sep 1937. Note destroyer USS Jacob Jones on the other side of the pier


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