"USS Yorktown" Commemorative Pen Z99F132
"USS Yorktown" Commemorative Pen
This pen was handcrafted from wood removed during the restoration of the Yorktown's flight deck. This historic aircraft carrier served from 1943-1970. CV-10 was named in honor of CV-5 which was lost at the Battle of Midway in June of 1942.
The Yorktown saw extensive action in the Pacific during WWII including combat at Tarawa, Marshall Islands, Iwo Jima and the battle of Philippine Sea. She also saw action off Luzon, Formosa, Okinawa and many other valuable Japanese targets including Tokyo.
During the 1960's, the Yorktown saw action in the Vietnam war. In 1967 she served as a platform for the filming of "Tora! Tora! Tora!" In December she was one of the recovery ships for the Apollo 8 Mission.
On June 27, 1970 she was decommissioned and in 1974 the Navy donated her to the Patriot's Point Development Authority. On the 200th anniversary of the Navy, October 13,1975 she was formally dedicated as a memorial. The USS Yorktown continues to serve America as the National Memorial to Carrier Aviation at Patriot's Point, Charlestown, S. Carolina.
This "Sierra style" ballpoint pen uses a Parker™ type refill. To change the cartridge simply unscrew the nib assembly.
MADE IN AMERICA, MADE IN OLD TOWN, MAINE
We hope you enjoy this "piece of the past"