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USS Yorktown by Michael Rubin

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Taken by
Michael Rubin Michael Rubin
Explore score
0.39 Gigapixels
Date added
Dec 15, 2009
Date taken
Dec 10, 2009

Nikon D700


USS Yorktown (CV/CVA/CVS-10) is one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. She is named after the Battle of Yorktown of the American Revolutionary War, and is the fourth U.S. Navy ship to bear the name. Initially to have been named Bon Homme Richard, she was renamed Yorktown while under construction to commemorate USS Yorktown (CV-5), lost at the Battle of Midway in June 1942. Yorktown was commissioned in April 1943, and participated in several campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations, earning 11 battle stars and the Presidential Unit Citation.

Decommissioned shortly after the end of the war, she was modernized and recommissioned in the early 1950s as an attack carrier (CVA), and then eventually became an antisubmarine carrier (CVS). She was recommissioned too late to participate in the Korean War but served for many years in the Pacific, including duty in the Vietnam War, in which she earned five battle stars. Late in her career she was used in the movie Tora! Tora! Tora! which recreated the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and also served as a recovery ship for the Apollo 8 space mission.

Yorktown was decommissioned in 1970 and in 1975 became a museum ship at Patriot's Point, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. She is a National Historic Landmark. (From Wikipedia)

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3865 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 390 megapixels (43298 x 9029 pixels)
Input images: 110 (22 columns by 5 rows)
Field of view: 48.2 degrees wide by 10.0 degrees high (top=8.5, bottom=-1.6)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera model: NIKON D700
Image size: 4256x2832 (12.1 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-12-10 08:27:38 - 2009-12-10 08:33:03
Aperture: f/6.3 - f/11
Exposure time: 0.002 - 0.00625
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 300.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 20.5 to 100.0 percent
Vertical overlap: 5.7 to 56.0 percent
Computer stats: 4096 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 2:11:44 (1:11 per picture)
Alignment: 4:05, Projection: 7:04, Blending: 2:00:34

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