Friday, March 9, 2018
Wreckage of the USS Lexington Found-- Part 1: 1.7 Miles Deep
From the March 6, 2018, Telegram (U.K.) "Wreckage found of World War Two aircraft carrier USS Lexington after 76 years."
It was found in deep water some 500 miles off Australia's northeast coast.
The "Lady Lex" as it was called, was one of America's first aircraft carriers and was sunk at the Battle of the Coral Sea in 1942.
It was found 1.7 miles deep in the Coral Sea after a six-month long search by Paul Allen, a billionaire who co-founded Microsoft.
The Battle of the Coral Sea was the first-ever battle involving aircraft carriers on both sides.