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

​USS LEXINGTON CV 16 ASSOCIATION

  • ​NAME SAKE:  The Battle of Lexington
  • ​BUILDER:  Fore River Shipping, Quincy MA
  • LAID DOWN:  15 July 1941
  • ​LAUNCHED:  13 September 1942
  • SPONSORED BY:  Mrs. Theodore Douglass Robinson
  • COMMISSIONED:  17 February 1943
  • DECOMMISSIONED:  23 April 1947
  • RECLASSIFIED CV 16 to CVA 16:  16 October 1952
  • ​RECOMMISSIONED:  15 August 1955
  • RECLASSIFIED:
    • CVA 16 to CVS 16:  16 October 1962
    • CVS 16 to CVT 16:  1 January 1969
    • CVT 16 to AVT 16:  1 July 1978
  • STRUCK:  8 November 1991
  • NICKNAME:  The Blue Ghost
  • Last Essex Class carrier in commission and last on the Naval Vessel Register
  • CURRENTLY:  Museum on the Bay, Corpus Christi TX   










 


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