USS Lexington CV16/CVA16/CVS16/CVT16/AVT16 and CV2

​USS LEXINGTON CV 16 ASSOCIATION

FIRST AND RECORDS

​Served as an active aircraft carrier longer than any other carrier in the

world (1943-1947); (1955-1991)


First foreign aircraft carrier to enter Tokyo Bay in 1945.


​First aircraft carrier to hold the AVT (Auxiliary Aircraft Landing Training Ship) designation.


​First aircraft carrier in U.S. Naval history to have women stationed aboard as crew members (18 August 1980)


​Recorded more arrested landings than any other carrier in the world.


​First ship in the U.S. Navy to establish a seagoing high school (21 September 1957).


WAR RECORD

AWARDS, CITATIONS and BATTLE STARS


Presidential Unit Citation



​11 Battle Stars on the Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal


Pacific Raids

  • Tarawa, 18 September 1943
  • Wake Island, 5-6 October 1943
  • ​Gilbert Islands Operation, 19 Nov - 4 Dec 1943
  • Marshall Islands Operation, Mili Atoll, 18 March 1944
  • Hollandia Operation, 24 April 1944
  • ​Asia-Pacific Raids, 30 March - 1 April 1944;  19 April - 1 May 1944
  • Mariana Islands Operation, 11 June - 5 August 1944
  • ​Western Caroline Islands Operation, 6 September - 24 October 1944
  • ​Leyte Operation, 10 - 21 October 1944
  • ​Luzon Operation, 6 - 22 January 1945
  • Iwo Jima Operation, 15 February - 4 March 1945
  • ​3rd Fleet Operations against Japan, 10 July - 15 August 1945



​SHIP'S HONORS.