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Wreckage of USS Lexington discovered at bottom of Coral Sea

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Wreckage from USS Lexington, a piece of World War II U.S. naval history, has been found 500 miles off the Australian coast.

A team of explorers, led by Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen, found the wreckage at the bottom of the Coral Sea, nearly two miles below the surface, on Sunday. 

Allen said that "Lady Lex" went down with 35 planes and his team has found 11 of them. 

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. 


 

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