Reporters challenged Roosevelt to explain if there was a contradiction in celebrating the launching of a warship, while at the same time speaking out against the worldwide march toward war. She replied, "Our country cannot limit weapons by itself. I hope the nations will agree to arms limitations. But until then, we must build our navy to treaty strength in order not to be defenseless against attack."
|Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt with Homer Ferguson, President of Newport News Shipbuilding|
|Once Newport News finished Yorktown, the carrier was homeported at|
Naval Operating Base Norfolk.