Aircraft Carrier USS Lexington, Corpus Christi, TX Photos

Now a museum ship, the Lex was launched in 1943 & was on duty 48 years. During WWII she fought in the Pacific & the Japanese called her the Blue Ghost after reporting her sunk & only to find carrier 16 still in fighting shape. The ship displays a good collection of naval aircraft.

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Horizon with USS Lexington & Texas Aquarium. Corpus Christi, TX.USS Lexington aircraft carrier CV-16. Corpus Christi, TX.USS Lexington forward deck. Corpus Christi, TX.USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.
Horizon with USS Lexington & Texas Aquarium. Corpus Christi, TX.USS Lexington aircraft carrier CV-16 (1943). Corpus Christi, TX.USS Lexington forward deck. Corpus Christi, TX.USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.
USS Lexington aft section. Corpus Christi, TX.USS Lexington side view of rear deck with aircraft. Corpus Christi, TX.USS Lexington electronics tower. Corpus Christi, TX.USS Lexington bridge with aircraft. Corpus Christi, TX.
USS Lexington aft section. Corpus Christi, TX.USS Lexington side view of rear deck with aircraft. Corpus Christi, TX.USS Lexington electronics tower. Corpus Christi, TX.USS Lexington bridge with aircraft. Corpus Christi, TX.
USS Lexington bridge with aircraft. Corpus Christi, TX.USS Lexington ship's wheel. Corpus Christi, TX.USS Lexington speed control signals. Corpus Christi, TX.Antiaircraft batteries on side of USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.
USS Lexington bridge with aircraft. Corpus Christi, TX.USS Lexington ship's wheel. Corpus Christi, TX.USS Lexington speed control signals. Corpus Christi, TX.Antiaircraft batteries on side of USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.
Forward deck of USS Lexington from bridge with aircraft. Corpus Christi, TX.N3N Yellow Peril naval prop trainer biplane on USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.North American Aviation SNJ Texan prop naval trainer on USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.Grumman TBF/TBM-3 Avenger prop torpedo bomber on USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.
Forward deck of USS Lexington from bridge with aircraft. Corpus Christi, TX.N3N Yellow Peril naval prop trainer biplane (1934-40s) on USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.North American Aviation SNJ Texan prop naval trainer (1936-50s) on USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.Grumman TBF/TBM-3 Avenger prop torpedo bomber (1942) on USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.
F9F-8T Cougar jet fighter used by Blue Angels on USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk jet fighter used in Vietnam on USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.Douglas A-3BH Skywarrior jet attack aircraft on USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.McDonnell F-4A Phantom II jet fighter bomber on USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.
F9F-8T Cougar jet fighter (1953-1974) used by Blue Angels on USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk jet fighter (1956) used in Vietnam on USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.Douglas A-3BH Skywarrior jet attack aircraft (1956) on USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.McDonnell F-4A Phantom II jet fighter bomber (late 1950s & 60s) on USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.
A-6E Intruder jet attack aircraft on USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.A-6E Intruder wing folding mechanism on USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.McDonnell Douglas TA-4F Skyhawk jet fighter on USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.Bell AH-1S Cobra army gunship helicopter on USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.
A-6E Intruder jet attack aircraft (1963-1997) on USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.A-6E Intruder wing folding mechanism on USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.McDonnell Douglas TA-4F Skyhawk jet fighter (1965) on USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.Bell AH-1S Cobra army gunship helicopter (1965) on USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.
Vought A-7B Corsair II jet fighter on USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.F-14 Tomcat jet fighter on USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.F-14 Tomcat with skull & crossbones tail on deck of USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.
Vought A-7B Corsair II jet fighter (1967) on USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.F-14 Tomcat jet fighter (1972) on USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.F-14 Tomcat with skull & crossbones tail on deck of USS Lexington. Corpus Christi, TX.

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