USS Lexington (CV 2)
Aircraft Carrier of the Lexington class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Fore River|
|Laid down||8 Jan 1921|
|Launched||3 Oct 1925|
|Commissioned||14 Dec 1927|
|Lost||8 May 1942|
|Loss position||15° 12'S, 155° 27'E|
Ordered and laid down as battlecruisers of the Lexington class she was cancelled on 17 August 1923. Then reordered as carrier and commissioned as such.
USS Lexington (Capt. Frederick Carl Sherman) was heavily damaged by bombs and torpedoes from Japanese aircraft during the Battle of the Coral Sea. Finally sunk by torpedo from the US destroyer USS Phelps in position 15º12'S, 155º27'E.
Commands listed for USS Lexington (CV 2)
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|1||John Edward Catchpole, RNR||17 Jun 1939||13 Jun 1940|
|2||John Edward Catchpole, RNR||17 Jun 1939||13 Jun 1940|
|3||Capt. Frederick Carl Sherman, USN||13 Jun 1940||8 May 1942|
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