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I am assuming that the question is in regard to the USS Yorktown, an aircraft carrier in the United States Navy. The Yorktown was named to honor the critical 1781 victory of U.S. and French forces over the British Army under Lord Cornwallis during the American Revolution. The USS Yorktown was instrumental in helping halt the Japanese advance on Port Moresby at the Battle of the Coral Sea. Although this was a strategic victory in that it ended the Japanese invasion attempt, the USS Lexington was sunk and the Yorktown damaged, the Japanese lost one light carrier (IJN Shoho) and suffered heavy damage to another fleet carrier. The Yorktown was quickly repaired from this action and rushed into the critical Battle of Midway, in which her aircraft assisted in the destruction of four Japanese carriers...turning the tide of the Pacific War. The ship was crippled by air attacks from the Japanese carrier IJN Hiryu, and later finished-off by a Japanese submarine. A new carrier named Yorktown (Essex class) was commissioned during the war and served with distinction in many later campaigns and battles in the Pacific. This ship is still in existence as a an exhibit at Patriots Point, South Carolina.

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