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Old 8th June 2009, 16:21   #1
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Default Onboard USS Yorktown

This is about the last trip I did before returning from US. Charleston is a historic town, with respect to the US Civil War and the first shots of the civil war was supposedly fired here. The Charleston harbour also houses a naval museum complete with an aircraft carrier and a submarine.

In this photoblog, I am bringing you the USS Yorktown. There is not much to narrate, so enjoy the pics.

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More coming soon..
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Old 8th June 2009, 17:36   #2
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Old 8th June 2009, 19:11   #3
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Keep it going. I love to read of WW2 machines and events. You have good choice visiting this museum!
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Lucky you. I admire the Americans for preserving their (not so long) history so well. Where are more pics?

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Lucky you! I've been on the USS Lexington twice, and could't have enough of it.
I used to be an avid viewer of a series on the History channel,and in one episode they showed how the Yamato was attacked, and how the Yorktown played a role in the events.
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Lets carry on with the pictures.

Profile of USS Yorktown
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The approach jetty
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Inside the hangar area
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First turbojet engine
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The engine itself
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The Corsair
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The Corsair specs
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The Hellcat
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Hellcat specs - awesome kill ratio!!
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History Channel on T-BHP!

Keep them coming.
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Was this ship anchored in Kolkata from a long time? Or they have come for some other naval exercises? Nice pics.
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Was this ship anchored in Kolkata from a long time? Or they have come for some other naval exercises? Nice pics.
i doubt if the above pics are from calcutta, must be somewhere in the us itself.
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Nice pics dude..any pics of the upper deck,runway etc?
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Was this ship anchored in Kolkata from a long time? Or they have come for some other naval exercises? Nice pics.
An aircraft carrier in kolkata ??? Could an aircraft ply the shallow Hooghly waters ?
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As I had mentioned in the opening post, I visited this ship when I was in US. It is anchored at Charleston port.

Will post more pics of the upper deck and face to face with a F-14.
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Was this ship anchored in Kolkata from a long time? Or they have come for some other naval exercises? Nice pics.
Easily the most hilariously innocent question ever asked on team-bhp !!!
Great pictures Sourabh.
Slightly off topic but I was thinking, if this ship was anywhere in India one of the first things they would have ensured is "no photography inside" notice put up prominently. I wonder why we are so paranoic about photography. You cannot take photographs inside most of the museums in India. I wonder why?
And despite all this so called security we can't even keep the country's first Nobel prize safe.
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Fantastic pictures. I wish I could touch and feel a real life war plane of WWII (Corsair and Hellcat) It is like seeing history come alive.
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i doubt if the above pics are from calcutta, must be somewhere in the us itself.
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An aircraft carrier in kolkata ??? Could an aircraft ply the shallow Hooghly waters ?
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Easily the most hilariously innocent question ever asked on team-bhp !!!
Ok Guys...should have read the first sentence properly.
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