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USS Lexington found

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Post by Chilidog » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:42 am

The Lexington, has been found 2 miles deep in the Coral Sea

http://www.newsweek.com/uss-lexington-w ... sea-831824



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Post by Kendra » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:45 am

Nice to see Paul Allen putting all that money to this.



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Post by NMgirl » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:50 am

Chilidog wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:42 am
The Lexington, has been found 2 miles deep in the Coral Sea

https://www.google.com/amp/www.newsweek ... 24%3famp=1
Isn't that a fascinating story? I'm hoping more photographs will be released. Thanks for posting it.


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Post by NMgirl » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:56 am

Kendra wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:45 am
Nice to see Paul Allen putting all that money to this.
In a way, maybe. Bill Gates is putting his money to better use, imo. Allen uses vast resources to gratify his own whims.


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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:57 am

Chilidog wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:42 am
The Lexington, has been found 2 miles deep in the Coral Sea

http://www.newsweek.com/uss-lexington-w ... sea-831824



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Post by Chilidog » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:59 am

From the article
The USS Lexington—also known as Lady Lex—was sunk by the Japanese navy during the Battle of the Coral Sea on May 8, 1942. She went down with 216 crew and 35 aircraft and made tragic history as the first aircraft carrier to ever sink.
Technically incorrect. The USS Langley was sunk a month earlier



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Post by Kendra » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:02 am

NMgirl wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:56 am
Kendra wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:45 am
Nice to see Paul Allen putting all that money to this.
In a way, maybe. Bill Gates is putting his money to better use, imo. Allen uses vast resources to gratify his own whims.
Agreed, but I do like what he's doing here.



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Post by Mr Pfister » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:06 am

NMgirl wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:56 am
Kendra wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:45 am
Nice to see Paul Allen putting all that money to this.
In a way, maybe. Bill Gates is putting his money to better use, imo. Allen uses vast resources to gratify his own whims.
It's his money, I don't see the issue. Judging what is a "better use" is not my place. I know Mr Allen sunk huge amounts of money into the South Lake Union area. The jobs created there are innumerable. Even Gates isn't creating jobs on that scale, at least not outside the big M.



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Post by RVInit » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:16 am

"He" also found several other WWII era ships, mostly US ships but also one Japanese and one Italian vessel.


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Wreck of USS Lexington (CV-2) discovered in Coral Sea

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Post by BoomerSooner17 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:35 pm

This is a bit late, but Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen announced on Monday, March 6 that he has found the wreck of the aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CV-2), sunk during the Battle of Coral Sea in May 1942.

This CNN article has some beautiful imagery of the wreck, including photos of F4F Wildcat (with kill markings plainly visible) and TBD Devastator aircraft, as well as video of the expedition exploring the wreck.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/05/politics ... index.html



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Post by vic » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:39 pm

There is already a thread for this, "USS Lexington found", started by Chilidog on March 6, the date Paul Allen announced it.

viewtopic.php?f=34&t=10592



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Post by BoomerSooner17 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:46 pm

Oops. I didn't see it. Sorry!



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Post by vic » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:28 pm

BoomerSooner17 wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:46 pm
Oops. I didn't see it. Sorry!
There are so many threads being created or having new posts these days that if you don't catch it right away, and there aren't new posts, it's easy to miss something. I use the "New posts" link under the "Quick links" and try to get through everything, and being semi-retired I can do that, but a few hours later I might return to find 30 or more threads have new posts.



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Post by Foggy » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:03 am

 ! Message from: Foggy
No worries, mates. Merged the threads, put the merged thread in Military History.


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Post by RVInit » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:02 pm

BoomerSooner17 wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:46 pm
Oops. I didn't see it. Sorry!
I'm glad you posted this. The video in your link is different than the video from the original posting of this story, and adds to the discussion. Thanks!


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Post by BoomerSooner17 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:38 pm

Foggy wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:03 am
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No worries, mates. Merged the threads, put the merged thread in Military History.
Thanks, Foggy.
RVInit wrote:I'm glad you posted this. The video in your link is different than the video from the original posting of this story, and adds to the discussion. Thanks!
You're quite welcome. I'm glad that what I posted added to the story, even if it is a little late.



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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:28 pm

History is never late.



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Post by Chilidog » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:51 pm

They also found the USS Juneau.

That's the ship the five Sullivan brothers were on.



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Post by BoomerSooner17 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:58 am

I find shipwreck exploration fascinating, especially the resulting images and videos. They are always beautiful, often eerie, and sometimes touchingly poignant. I am amazed at the sometimes random things that survive decades underwater, such as the painted lettering of ships' names (twentieth century) or personal objects such as shoes, swords, pipes, and bowstrings. My family has a large collection of National Geographic magazines, and I have spent many hours scanning the rows of yellow spines looking for the italicized names of ships or the word "wreck". I get annoyed when I read an online article whose headline trumpets the discovery of a shipwreck, but has no photos of the wreck.

With that in mind, here is a LiveScience article with a distressingly inaccurate title, but which has the most wreck pictures of USS Juneau out of any article I have found so far (in a google search):

https://www.livescience.com/62092-photo ... uneau.html

The National Geographic online article has a video from the expedition's ROV showing the Juneau's name still partly legible on the stern, providing positive identification of the wreck in Ironbottom Sound.
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/201 ... -wwii-spd/



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Post by RVInit » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:31 pm

I also love photos and video of shipwrecks and appreciate when they are posted. The National Geographic video of the Juneau was excellent, but I still wanted to see more! The story of the Sullivan brothers makes the loss of the Juneau even more touching and heartbreaking.


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