Mar 6, 2018

Amazing! Wreckage of USS Lexington Located in Coral Sea after 76 years,



The Lexington had been hit by multiple torpedoes and bombs on May 8 (1942) but it was a secondary explosioncausing uncontrolled fires that finally warranted the call to abandon
ship. The USS Phelps delivered the final torpedoes that sank the crippled Lady Lex, the first American aircraft carrier casualty in history.
making it the first American aircraft carrier casualty in history. With
other U.S. ships standing by, 2,770 crewmen and officers were rescued,
including the captain and his dog Wags, the ships ever-present mascot.
Read more at https://www.paulallen.com/uss-lexington-wreck-located-rv-petrel/#pTgjhmorS2jRX1Ra.99




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