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Old 03-05-2018, 11:37 PM
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USS Lexington

Paul Allen found the resting place of the the USS Lexington which was sank in 1942 in the battle of the Coral Sea. She is resting about 11,000 feet down and about 500 miles from Australia.

First commissioned as a battlecruiser, the Lexington was launched as an aircraft carrier in 1925. On May 4, 1942, the ship fought with the U.S.S. Yorktown against three Japanese carriers in the first carrier-on-carrier battle in history. The Lexington sustained multiple hits from bombs and torpedoes until succumbing on May 8. A secondary explosion had set uncontrollable fires raging through the vessel, triggering the call to abandon ship. The U.S.S. Phelps delivered the final torpedoes that finally sank the ship.

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Right next to that Malaysian airliner?

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