Eerie images of WWII war ship that 'saved Australia' before sinking 76 years ago

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Eerie images of WWII war ship that 'saved Australia' before sinking 76 years ago

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Post by Sniper1946 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:27 am

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The ship was affectionately known as 'Lady Lex' and was sunk during the Battle of the Coral Sea after it took damage from multiple torpedoes

The USS Lexington, an American war ship sunk in the Battle of the Coral Sea during WWII, has been discovered 3000m below the surface of the Coral Sea.

Billionaire Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen funded the expedition which uncovered the lost wreckage 76 years after it was sunk on May 8, 1942, as the battle for the Pacific was raging on.

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Re: Eerie images of WWII war ship that 'saved Australia' before sinking 76 years ago

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Post by The Ringo Kid » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:00 pm

The Japs thought they had us licked and we commissioned another-which now sits just a few miles from where I'm living.
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You can even see-depending on vies-the area where a Jap Kamakazi plane smashed into the bridge-which is marked by a Jap flag. Not in this pix tho.
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