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The Lady Lex has been found... resting place of the Hero of the Battle of the Coral Sea
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: March 06, 2018 08:46AM
[www.cnn.com]
"S aircraft carrier sunk by the Japanese during World War II -- has been discovered 500 miles off the Australian coast by a team of explorers led by billionaire Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder announced on Monday.

One of the first US aircraft carriers ever built, the vessel dubbed "Lady Lex" was located at the bottom of the Coral Sea -- nearly two miles below the surface -- by the expedition crew of Research Vessel Petrel on Sunday, Allen said.
The Lexington was lost in May 1942 along with 216 of its crew and 35 aircraft during what is considered the first carrier battle in history -- the Battle of the Coral Sea."
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Re: The Lady Lex has been found... resting place of the Hero of the Battle of the Coral Sea
Posted by: nwyaker
Date: March 06, 2018 10:01AM
My uncle was rescued after the sinking.
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Re: The Lady Lex has been found... resting place of the Hero of the Battle of the Coral Sea
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: March 06, 2018 11:24AM
Photos show it to be in amazingly good condition.



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Re: The Lady Lex has been found... resting place of the Hero of the Battle of the Coral Sea
Posted by: $tevie
Date: March 06, 2018 12:28PM
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nwyaker
My uncle was rescued after the sinking.
That must have made for an amazing story.



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Re: The Lady Lex has been found... resting place of the Hero of the Battle of the Coral Sea
Posted by: nwyaker
Date: March 06, 2018 06:07PM
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$tevie
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nwyaker
My uncle was rescued after the sinking.
That must have made for an amazing story.

Was, but unfortunately he died from internal injuries a few weeks later.
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Re: The Lady Lex has been found... resting place of the Hero of the Battle of the Coral Sea
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: March 06, 2018 08:08PM
Wanted to watch the video at the link, but...

It began with the nauseating "1-800 Cars For Kids" TV ad which I refuse to watch under any circumstances. barf smiley
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Re: The Lady Lex has been found... resting place of the Hero of the Battle of the Coral Sea
Posted by: tenders
Date: March 07, 2018 07:39AM
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Ombligo
Photos show it to be in amazingly good condition.

I wouldn't want to be the guy who has to detail it.

It is haunting to see the ship's name emerge from the darkness. Navy ships' names are not very prominent in the first place.
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Re: The Lady Lex has been found... resting place of the Hero of the Battle of the Coral Sea
Posted by: $tevie
Date: March 08, 2018 07:26PM
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nwyaker
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$tevie
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nwyaker
My uncle was rescued after the sinking.
That must have made for an amazing story.

Was, but unfortunately he died from internal injuries a few weeks later.
Oh, that's sad. Damn.



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