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10 Awesome Facts about the USS Lexington, nicknamed "The Blue Ghost" in Corpus Christi, Texas. Great read, lets you become an expert before visiting the Lexington museum! #MemoriesMadeCC #CorpusChristi

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USS Lexington (CV/CVA/CVS/CVT/AVT-16), known as "The Blue Ghost", is one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. The ship, the fifth US Navy ship to bear the name, is named in honor of the Revolutionary War Battle of Lexington. She was originally to have been named Cabot, but she was renamed while under construction to commemorate USS Lexington (CV-2), lost in the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942

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June 1942: The USS Lexington, U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, explodes after being bombed by Japanese planes in the Battle of the Coral Sea in the South Pacific during World War II.

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The USS Lexington moored in Corpus Christi Texas- She was reported sunk several times during WW II by the Japanese fleet but she always showed up again- this led her to be nicknamed the "Blue Ghost" by Tokyo Rose.

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This Day in WWII History: Feb 20, 1942: Pilot O'Hare becomes first American WWII flying ace

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from TripAdvisor

Corpus Christi, TX

U.S.S. Lexington Museum on the Bay or "Lady Lex", Corpus Christi, Texas (got to tour this once! Also saw fire works shot off it for 4th of July!)

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