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New exhibit on USS Yorktown brings galley to life

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) - Visitors to the USS Yorktown on Charleston Harbor can now get a sense of what the crew galley was like.

A new living history exhibit provides a glimpse of the galley of the World War II-era aircraft carrier that served more than 7,500 meals a day to 2,500 sailors and airmen.

The exhibit has been put together with the help of a $12,500 foundation grant.

The new exhibit has sound effects, food replicas and mannequins.

The Yorktown is berthed at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant.

Last year, the museum unveiled plans to spend up to $5 million to upgrade exhibits on the Yorktown using everything from holograms to computers.

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