The name may ring a bell, and you may be thinking "but Lexington sits just over the Harbor Bridge!" The aircraft carrier that sits in Corpus Christi Bay was originally named USS Cabot. She was renamed after USS Lexington sank in the Battle of the Coral Sea in 1942.
We've located the USS Lexington after she sank 76 yrs ago. #RVPetrel found the WWII aircraft carrier & planes more than 3000m (~2mi) below Coral Sea near Australia. We remember her brave crew who helped secure 1st strategic US win in the Pacific Theater https://t.co/20ehjafD7dpic.twitter.com/HIvxNUDbsX