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Finally Found The Lady Lex
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Posted: Monday, March 05, 2018 - 11:43 PM UTC
Found this article today and thought I would share. They found the Lex 500 miles off the coast of Aussie land. Amazing pictures and very well preserved!!

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/aircraft-carrier-uss-lexington-sunk-during-wwii-found-in-coral-sea/ar-BBJVlYA?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=ientp
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 12:15 AM UTC
Very cool!!! I love you can still see the markings on the planes.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 01:23 AM UTC
Fantastic!

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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 03:17 PM UTC
Thats amazing and the pictures are so clear considering its under water
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 03:24 PM UTC
that picture is just screaming out to be made into a diorama!
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 08:22 PM UTC
This is cool, have the trumpeter hornet cv-8 with autographed documents from one of the last surviving members of the Doolittle raid. Thought that was pretty neat. This is awesome though, amazing preservation being in the pacific.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 10:02 PM UTC
“First aircraft carrier to ever sink”?

Don’t think so. The RN had lost several by then.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 07:18 AM UTC
First the Courageous was sunk by a sub, then the Glorious was sunk by the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau then the Ark Royal by a sub in November of 41. So the Lexington was only the first USN carrier sunk
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Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 08:28 AM UTC

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First the Courageous was sunk by a sub, then the Glorious was sunk by the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau then the Ark Royal by a sub in November of 41. So the Lexington was only the first USN carrier sunk



The USS Langley CV-1 was sunk I believe around Java or Java sea.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 10:00 AM UTC

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Fantastic!





Fundekals is altering an in progress Wildcat decal sheet reflecting information gained by this discovery
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Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 06:33 AM UTC

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Quoted Text

First the Courageous was sunk by a sub, then the Glorious was sunk by the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau then the Ark Royal by a sub in November of 41. So the Lexington was only the first USN carrier sunk



The USS Langley CV-1 was sunk I believe around Java or Java sea.


Langley was no longer a carrier but was converted to an aircraft tender (AV) by having half of her flight deck removed and she could no longer fly off planes. If she had still been a carrier she could have flown off her deck load of P-40's and may not have been caught out and sunk by trying to sail into Java. The P-40's could have been used as a CAP