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USS Lexington Wreck Found

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USS Lexington Wreck Found
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, March 05, 2018 11:20 PM

USS Lexington has been found in her watery grave at the bottom of the Coral Sea after 76 years. For anybody wondering what some of her aircraft looked like during that battle, look no further... they are here to be seen as they looked that May morning... simply fantastic 

 

https://www.paulallen.com/uss-lexington-wreck-located-rv-petrel/

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 11:49 AM

Well, seeing how i started typing it around the same time, I missed it in there.

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 1:20 PM

Hope they get over to the Solomons and find Hornet and Wasp, and maybe the cruisers in Iron Bottom.

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 4:01 PM

goldhammer

Hope they get over to the Solomons and find Hornet and Wasp, and maybe the cruisers in Iron Bottom.

 

I’d like to see him take a crack at finding the four Japanese carriers lost at Midway. Ballard found the Yorktown, and some debris likely from Kaga. But none of their wrecks has yet been located. 

Ballard explored Iron Bottom sound years ago and located several wrecks at that time.

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 12:52 PM

Here is a link to a photo essay of Lady Lex including Coral Sea action shots, pre war, and the wreck as found

 

https://www.nationalreview.com/photos/uss-lexington-ww2-aircraft-carrier/#slide-1

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 4:55 PM

stikpusher

 

 
goldhammer

Hope they get over to the Solomons and find Hornet and Wasp, and maybe the cruisers in Iron Bottom.

 

 

 

I’d like to see him take a crack at finding the four Japanese carriers lost at Midway. Ballard found the Yorktown, and some debris likely from Kaga. But none of their wrecks has yet been located. 

Ballard explored Iron Bottom sound years ago and located several wrecks at that time.

 

I picked up Ballards book on the Guadalcanal wrecks at a flea market,it's very impressive

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Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 5:14 PM

Would be interesting to see what those 4 carriers look like, since I've never seen or heard anything on the Japanese scuttling them with a few fish.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 6:21 PM

goldhammer

Would be interesting to see what those 4 carriers look like, since I've never seen or heard anything on the Japanese scuttling them with a few fish.

 

Yes, until Shattered Sword was published, it was previously acknowledged that only Akagi and Hiryu were torpedoed to scuttle them.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 6:48 PM

I wish they would release some side scan sonar of the wreck. I could do a Lex wreck like I did the Musashi.

Steve

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Posted by scottrc on Thursday, March 08, 2018 7:53 AM

I'm also waiting and hoping to see what the ship is like and how much of it is intact.  It really took a pounding internally.  I was surprised how well the stern looks and the condition of the aircraft which were all staged aft.  When the torpedo lockers and AV Gas tanks blew, it looked as if the whole area from midships to aft was destroyed.  

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Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, March 08, 2018 9:42 AM

Remained the "Lady" all the way, taking care of her charges.

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