USS Lexington Found (wreckage)

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USS Lexington Found (wreckage)

Unread post by NewApp » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:11 am

Washington (AFP) - Wreckage from the USS Lexington, a US aircraft carrier which sank during World War II, has been found in the Coral Sea, a search team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen announced Monday.

The wreckage was found Sunday by the team's research vessel, the R/V Petrel, some 3,000 meters (two miles) below the surface more than 500 miles (800 kilometers) off the eastern coast of Australia.

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The search team released pictures and video of the wreckage of the Lexington, one of the first ever US aircraft carriers, and some of the planes which went down with the ship.

Remarkably preserved aircraft could be seen on the seabed bearing the five-pointed star insignia of the US Army Air Forces on their wings and fuselage.

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Re: USS Lexington Found (wreckage)

Unread post by NewApp » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:14 am

Meant for this to go in General Discussion



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Re: USS Lexington Found (wreckage)

Unread post by Stonewall » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:46 am

Thank you for sharing. I have a deep personal interest in the subject.



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Re: USS Lexington Found (wreckage)

Unread post by NewApp » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:43 pm

Stonewall wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:46 am
Thank you for sharing. I have a deep personal interest in the subject.
You're welcome.



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Re: USS Lexington Found (wreckage)

Unread post by HighPointApp » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:27 pm

My grandfather served on this ship and survived. He was a tough man and was deeply scarred by what he witnessed.

He died because of his severe drinking problem.

He was a helluva carpenter and raised tobacco on his farm back in Wilson, NC.

Finding of the Lexington brought back a lot of memories.


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Re: USS Lexington Found (wreckage)

Unread post by Stonewall » Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:25 am

HighPointApp wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:27 pm
My grandfather served on this ship and survived. He was a tough man and was deeply scarred by what he witnessed.

He died because of his severe drinking problem.

He was a helluva carpenter and raised tobacco on his farm back in Wilson, NC.

Finding of the Lexington brought back a lot of memories.
Thank you sharing , we must never forget the sacrifice all made.



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