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The USS Lexington CV-16 in Tokyo Bay in September 1945.
The USS Lexington CVA 16 underway in 1956.
The USS Lexington CVS 16 in drydock in 1967.
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 USS Lexington (CV-2) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The fourth USS Lexington (CV-2), nicknamed the "Gray Lady" or "Lady Lex", was the second aircraft carrier of the United States Navy.
Lexington sailed next day to raid Japanese forces on Jaluit to relieve pressure on Wake Island; these orders were canceled 20 December, and she was directed to cover the Saratoga force in reinforcing Wake.
Lexington and her sister Saratoga were turboelectric drive ships with steam turbines spinning generators that powered the slower speed main drive motors.
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 USS Lexington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first Lexington was a 14-gun brigantine originally named Wild Duck purchased in 1776 and used by the Continental Navy until her capture in 1777.
The third Lexington was a sidewheel steamer converted to a gunboat and used in the American Civil War.
The fourth Lexington (CV-2) was an aircraft carrier first commissioned in 1927, and lost in the 1942 Battle of the Coral Sea.
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 LEXINGTON (CV-2)
The fourth Lexington (CV-2) was originally designated CC-1; laid down as a battle cruiser 8 January 1921 by Fore River Shipbuilding Co., Quincy, Mass.; authorized to be completed as an aircraft carrier 1 July 1922; launched 3 October 1925; spons ored by Mrs.
Lexington sailed next day to raid Japanese forces on Jaluit to relieve pressure on Wake; these orders were canceled 20 December, and she was directed to cover the Saratoga force in reinforcing Wake.
Lexington patrolled to block enemy raids In the Oahu-Johnston- Palmyra triangle until 11 January 1942, when she sailed from Pearl Harbor as flagship for Vice Adm. Wilson Brown commanding TF 11.
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 USS Lexington - Corpus Christi, Texas
USS Lexington was the final museum stop on the 2001 Ship Tour.
The Lexington is ballasted onto the bottom of Corpus Christi Bay, close to the Texas State Aquarium.
One special treat waiting for me was one of the screws from USS Cabot, the last surviving light carrier, tragically scrapped in Brownsville, Texas in the spring of 2001.
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 American Welding Society Section News
The USS Lexington, a 27,000-ton Essex-class aircraft carrier, was commissioned on September 23, 1942, and launched on February 17, 1943, from the Bethlehem Steel Shipyard in Quincy, Mass.
Lexington continued her strikes on enemy targets in the central and western Pacific, including the October 24 Battle of Leyte Gulf, where her planes joined in sinking Japan's superbattleship and scored hits on three cruisers, and the February 1945 Iwo Jima operation, until she headed to Puget Sound for an overhaul.
Lexington was nicknamed "The Blue Ghost" by propagandist Tokyo Rose because she never wore the camouflage paint of the other U.S. carriers, and because she was reported by the Japanese as sunk four times.
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 CV-2 Lexington
The fourth Lexington (CV 2) was originally designated CC 1; laid down as a battle cruiser 8 January 1921 by Fore River Shipbuilding Co., Quincy, Mass.; authorized to be completed as an aircraft carrier 1 July 1922; launched 3 October 1925; sponsored by Mrs.
Lexington sailed next day to raid Japanese forces on Jaluit to relieve pressure on Wake; these orders were canceled 20 December, and she was directed to cover the USS Saratoga force in reinforcing Wake.
Lexington's task force sortied from Pearl Harbor 15 April, rejoining TF 17 on 1 May. As Japanese fleet concentrations threatening the Coral Sea were observed, Lexington and USS Yorktown (CV 5) moved into the sea to search for the enemy's force covering a projected troop movement.
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 USS Lexington -- Aviation: From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
As an Essex-class carrier, Lexington is also important for illustrating the development of aircraft carrier design, the refinement of multi-carrier operations, and the integration of aviation as a primary strike weapon in naval strategy.
USS Lexington (CV-16) was launched in 1942 as a welded, steel hull, Essex-class aircraft carrier with an overall length of 872 feet and a length along the waterline of 820 feet.
The USS Lexington, a National Historic Landmark, is now the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, located in Corpus Christi Bay at 2914 N. Shoreline Blvd., just off Hwy.
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 ABQjournal: USS Lexington an Impressive Memorial
Lexington was destined for the scrap yard when the city of Corpus Christi, which has long ties with naval aviation, made a bid to save the venerable warship.
Maintained in mint condition, Lexington today is an impressive memorial to the era when a stunned nation rebounded from the disaster and turmoil of Pearl Harbor to fashion the largest and most powerful Navy the world had ever seen.
Representing Lexington's days as a training carrier, when she had been retrofitted with steam catapults to handle jets, are aircraft that span more than 30 years of naval aviation.
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 USS LEXINGTON CLUB STATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
When word was received that the original Lexington had been sunk, and a campaign was launched to change the name of the new carrier to Lexington and the rest is history.
USS Lexington CV-16 was commissioned 17 February 1943.
Lexington earned her nickname "Blue Ghost", because of her non-camouflaged blue color scheme and the fact that she was repeatedly, and incorrectly reported sunk by the Japanese propagandist, Tokyo Rose.
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 USS Lexington CV-16   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Lexington sailed via Alameda, Calif., and Pearl Harbor for Majuro, whereRear Adm. Marc Mitscher commanding TF 58 broke his flag in her 8 March.After a warmup strike against Mille, TF 58 operated against the mayor centersof resistance in Japan's outer empire, supporting the Army landing at Hollandia13 April, and hitting supposedly invulnerable Truk 28 April.
Lexington was combat bound again 22 May, sailing via Alameda and PearlHarbor for San Pedro Bay, Leyte, where she joined Rear Adm. T.
Lexington's next Far Eastern tour began late in 1960 and was extendedwell into 1961 by renewed tension in Laos.
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 Lexington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The "USS Lexington" is one of five different ships of the United States Navy named after the battle of the American Revolutionary War at Lexington, Massachusetts.
The Steamship Lexington burned and sank four miles off the coast of Long Island on January 13, 1840, killing 139 people.
The Battle of Lexington: the first battle of the American Revolutionary War.
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 USS LEXINGTON   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A trip to Corpus Christi, Texas, cannot be complete without a visit to the USS LEXINGTON Museum On The Bay, which is open daily, except Christmas Day, from 9 a.m.
USS Lexington members receive free admission and pay only $3.00 to see the theater.
You begin on the hangar deck and are greeted by friendly volunteers that are there to help you with any questions you may have.
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 USS Lexington (CV-2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
On 7 December 1941 ''Lexington'' was at sea with Task Force 12 carrying marine aircraft from Pearl Harbor to reinforce Midway IslandMidway when word of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was received.
Admiral Aubrey Wray Fitch and his staff transferred to cruiser USS Minneapolis (CA-36)''Minneapolis''; Captain Sherman and his executive officer, Commander Morton T. Seligman/ insured all their men were safe, then were the last to leave.
Destroyer USS Phelps (DD-360)''Phelps''/ closed to 1500 yards and fired two torpedoes into her hull; with one last heavy explosion, ''Lexington'' sank at 19:56, in.
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 Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia - - USS Lexington (CV-2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Conversion of Lexington and Saratoga was authorized on July 1, 1922, but the ships were not completed for nearly six years.
In addition to her 8-inch and 5-inch gun batteries (which were augmented by increased antiaircraft protection as time went on), Lexington was originally intended to carry 90 aircraft; and despite the dramatic increase in the size of carrier aircraft, by the opening of World War II, she still carried 88 planes.
On the morning of May 8, Lexington's planes successfully attacked Shokaku, but at 1100, she was herself hit by two aerial torpedoes and three bombs that inflicted heavy damage.
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 Battle of the Coral Sea
Lexington, whose silhouette has been altered by the earlier removal of her 8-inch gun turrets, has planes parked fore and aft, and may be respotting her deck in preparation for launching aircraft.
USS Lexington (CV-2) under Japanese dive bomber attack, shortly before Noon on 8 May 1942, during the Battle of the Coral Sea.
Destroyers alongside USS Lexington (CV-2) to assist in the carrier's abandonment, after she had been mortally damaged by fires and explosions during the afternoon of 8 May 1942.
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 USS Lexington CV-2 Ship Models
In this latest aircraft carrier release from Trumpeter, the USS Lexington CV 2 is molded in light gray styrene with the exception of the full hull below the waterline or the plate that represents the waterline - these are molded in hull red.
Lexington sailed next day to raid Japanese forces on Jaluit to relieve pressure on Wake; these orders were canceled 20 December, and she was directed to cover the
Lexington's task force sortied from Pearl Harbor 15 April, rejoining TF 17 on 1 May. As Japanese fleet concentrations threatening the Coral Sea were observed, Lexington and
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 December 07, 1941 - U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers
USS Lexington was sunk by aerial bombs and torpedoes during the Battle of the Coral Sea, 8 May 42.
USS Yorktown was at Norfolk, Virginia on 7 Dec 41.
USS Yorktown was sunk by aerial bombs and torpedoes during the Battle of Midway, 7 Jun 42.
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 U.S. Navy - A Brief History of Aircraft Carriers - USS Lexington (CV 16)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The fifth Lexington (CV-16) was laid down as Cabot 15 July 1941 by Bethlehem Steel Co., Quincy, Mass., renamed Lexington 16 June 1942, launched 23 September 1942; sponsored by Mrs.
While the carrier came under constant enemy attack in the engagement in which USS Princeton (CVL 23) was sunk, her planes joined in sinking Japan's superbattleship Musashi and scored hits on three cruisers 24 October 1944.
Lexington operated out of her home port, Pensacola, as well as Corpus Christi and New Orleans, qualifying student aviators and maintaining the high state of training of both active duty and reserve naval aviators.
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 USN Ships--USS Lexington (CV-16, later CVA-16, CVS-16, CVT-16 & AVT-16)
USS Lexington, a 27,100-ton Essex class aircraft carrier, was built at Quincy, Massachusetts.
Lexington was back in the war zone by early March 1944 and took part in raids in the central Pacific and New Guinea areas during the next few months.
In 1962, she was transferred to the Atlantic to relieve USS Antietam as the Navy's training carrier.
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 wiki/USS Lexington Definition / wiki/USS Lexington Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The fourth Lexington (CV-2) was an aircraft carrierAn aircraft carrier is a warship whose main role is to deploy and recover aircraft.
The fifth Lexington (CV-16) was commissioned in 1943, fought in the rest of the Pacific War, and is now a museum shipA museum ship, or sometimes memorial ship, is an old ship that has been preserved and converted into a museum open to the public.
In 2371, the Lexington docked at Deep Space NineDeep Space Nine is a fictional space station in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
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 USN Ships--USS Lexington (CV-2, originally CC-1)
USS Lexington, a 33,000-ton aircraft carrier, was converted while under construction from the battle cruiser of the same name.
Lexington was in the Pacific when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and took part in the U.S. Navy's first wartime operation, the abortive attempt in December 1941 to relieve Wake Island.
For extensive pictoral coverage of Lexington during the Battle of Coral Sea, including views of her underway, Japanese air attacks on her, her damage, abandonment and destruction, as well as photographs taken from her planes as they attacked the Japanese aircraft carrier Shoho, see: Battle of the Coral Sea, 7-8 May 1942.
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 Open Directory - Regional: North America: United States: Government: Military: Navy: Ships: Aircraft Carrier: USS ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
USS Lexington Aircraft Carrier Museum - USS Lexington Aircraft Carrier Museum on the Bay in Corpus Christi, Texas.
USS Lexington CV 16 Association - This site is dedicated to the men and women who served on the aircraft carrier USS Lexington CV-16/CVA 16/CVS 16/CVT 16 and AVT 16.
USS Lexington (CV-2) Memorial Page - This page is dedicated to John B.Brandt USN (Ret.)and all the men who fought, served or died aboard her.
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 Corpus Christi Caller-Times: Multimedia
The USS Lexington, CV-16, is a vintage wartime aircraft carrier.
The USS Lexington was commissioned on February 17, 1943.
The USS Lexington was decommissioned on November 26, 1991.
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 PACK 1421 USS Lexington Live Aboard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
USS Lexington was transferred to a private organization in 1992 and became a museum ship at Corpus Christi, Texas.
The second Lexington was a sloop-of-war and was in commission from March 1826 to February 1855.
The fourth Lexington was an aircraft carrier built in Quincy MA and commissioned in December 1927.
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 Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
On December 20, 1962, the USS Lexington sailed into Pensacola, Florida--The Cradle of Naval Aviation-- for duty as a Navy training carrier.
The Blue Ghost is a fascinating account of a remarkable aircraft carrier which won the hearts and admiration of the countless men and women she affected throughout her active life.
Lexington was decommissioned at the Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, in November 1992.
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 Historic Naval Ships Visitors Guide - USS Lexington   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A petition submitted to the Secretary of the Navy by the vessel's construction work force asked that she be named for the CV-2 scuttled by the Navy after sustaining serious damage in the Battle of the Coral Sea in May, 1942.
Lexington participated in every major naval campaign from Tarawa to Tokyo and was hit twice by the enemy.
Lexington was nicknamed "The Blue Ghost" by the Japanese propagandist Tokyo Rose because she never wore the typical camouflage paint of all the other U.S. aircraft carriers.
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 USS Lexington   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
He was stationed onboard the U.S.S. Lexington CV-16 aircraft carrier during WWII in the Pacific Ocean.
The crew of the USS Lexington had a 3-day, 50-year reunion in Reno, Nevada in about 1985.
He was sitting in the lobby sharing a picture that he had of a Kamikaze plane exploding in a ball of flames on board the Lexington during the war.
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