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Jan 2, 2009 - USS Yorktown

Left Laurence writing, and headed to Patriots Point, Mount Pleasant to visit USS Yorktown (CV-10) 1943-1970. She fought in historic battles in WW2 and in 1968 the Yorktown recovered the crew of Apollo 8, the first manned spacecraft to circle the moon. Wandered round - including bridge (sat in captain's seat, but alas "make it so" had no effect!), engine room, crew quarters, hanger and flight decks ... noisy, cramped and a lot of metal! Visitor centre had pictures of marines above urinals - not kidding - see photos ... very odd!

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