USS Lexington found

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USS Lexington found

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:44 am

Wreckage found of World War Two aircraft carrier USS Lexington after 76 years

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Re: USS Lexington found

Postby Niner » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:21 pm

Wrong link, Duncan....but interesting photo contest photos.

I read something yesterday about finding the "Lady Lex". Five hundred miles from Australia and 3000 meters down. And the amazing thing was that the US sunk it because it wasn't worth saving after being shot up by the Japanese in one of the two major sea battles of the Pacific. The guy who sponsored the search was some famous tech gazillionaire.
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Re: USS Lexington found

Postby Niner Delta » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:28 pm

Yes, headed by Paul Allen, a Microsoft founder and gazillionaire owner of the Seattle Seahawks,
is the same group that recently found the USS Indianapolis, another famous WWII sinking.
Maybe next they will find the sunken body of Amelia Earhart ...... :cool:

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Re: USS Lexington found

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:03 am

I have just placed a link on my Facebook page because it is a Telegraph Premium article and you wouldn't be able to open it from a direct link.
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Re: USS Lexington found

Postby Niner Delta » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:28 pm

The photos are all over the internet now, plus video........ :mrgreen:

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