USS Lexington: Lost WW2 aircraft carrier found after 76 years

USS Lexington: Lost WW2 aircraft carrier found after 76 years

USS Lexington: Lost WW2 aircraft carrier found after 76 years

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

06 Mar, 2018 | 5:06 pm

A US aircraft carrier that was sunk during World War Two has been found off the coast of Australia.

The USS Lexington was located at a depth of about 3km (2 miles) in the Coral Sea, about 800km off Australia’s east coast.

The ship was lost in the Battle of the Coral Sea from 4th to 8th May 1942. More than 200 crew members died in the fighting.

The US Navy confirmed the ship had been discovered by a search team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

Pictures showed the wreck to be well preserved.

The discovery of the Lexington, along with 11 of its 35 aircraft, was on Sunday (March 4).


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