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).
AWARDS, CITATIONS and BATTLE STARS
Presidential Unit Citation
11 Battle Stars on the Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
USS Lexington CV16/CVA16/CVS16/CVT16/AVT16 and CV2
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