USS Lexington Found

Wreckage found of World War Two aircraft carrier USS Lexington after 76 years

The wreck of a United States aircraft carrier which helped to stop the Japanese advance across the Pacific in World War II has been discovered in deep waters 500 miles off Australia’s north-east coast.

The USS Lexington, or “Lady Lex”, one of America’s first aircraft carriers, was found about 1.7 miles beneath the surface of the Coral Sea after a six-month search led by Paul Allen, a billionaire who co-founded Microsoft