Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Wreckage of USS Lexington discovered in Coral Sea

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Wreckage of USS Lexington discovered in Coral Sea



    Discovered by a research ship owned by Paul Allen (Of Microsoft fame).

    I pulled the first couple of articles from a google news search -

    http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/...i-sinking.html

    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/05/p...und/index.html

  • #2
    Might want to remind the Chinese and Indonesians that if this wreck magically disappears it won't be taken as lightly as last time ...

    Comment


    • #3
      At 3000 meters deep I don't think there is much danger of that.

      Aircraft look incredibly well preserved.

      Comment


      • #4
        gaz saw this earlier the photos are amazing quality - nice to see that some of the money made by microsoft is actually being used for something useful

        They have found a couple of other ships as well

        Comment


        • #5
          There's a nice photo of a Wildcat with four kill markers belonging to this guy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_O._Vorse_Jr.
          Last edited by Corrupt; 06-03-2018, 02:21 PM.

          Comment


          • #6
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_O._Vorse_Jr.

            Does not like that full stop on the end

            Comment


            • #7

              Comment


              • #8
                https://twitter.com/hashtag/RVPetrel

                Any guess what happens next with the discovery ?
                Didn't find any information of what is planned for the discovery / recovery.

                Comment


                • #9
                  I doubt they are planning on recovering anything substantial based on the previous discoveries made by this crew.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Remarkable almost unbelievable good condition of a valiant ship.

                    God bless America

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Those aircraft are remarkably intact, any chance it can be recovered? There is one aircraft with a red bomb marking any idea what does it mean?

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Amazingly well preserved history of one of history’s most incredible battles.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by thounaojamtom View Post
                          Those aircraft are remarkably intact, any chance it can be recovered? There is one aircraft with a red bomb marking any idea what does it mean?
                          Where are you looking?

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by thounaojamtom View Post
                            Those aircraft are remarkably intact, any chance it can be recovered? There is one aircraft with a red bomb marking any idea what does it mean?
                            I've been reading a bit to try to find out if the Lexington VF squadrons or even individual aircraft got into some opportunistic strike mission activities, because that is what I suspect that bomb "tally mark" signifies. So far, nothing.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Euroamerican View Post

                              I've been reading a bit to try to find out if the Lexington VF squadrons or even individual aircraft got into some opportunistic strike mission activities, because that is what I suspect that bomb "tally mark" signifies. So far, nothing.
                              Her first operation was the aborted raid on Rabaul which resulted in the massacre of the G4M bombers by O'Hare et al, but she didn't launch any attacks during that operation.
                              On the second one she launched her only airstrike before the Coral Sea, at the japanese invasion force off Lae, where some japanese transport ships were sunk

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X