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(CV-2) USS Lexington

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(CV-2) USS Lexington Empty (CV-2) USS Lexington

Post  Kiwi's son on Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:03 am


Class and type: Lexington-class aircraft carrier

36,000 tons standard
38,746 tons
Actual: 49,000 tons (1940), 50,000 tons (1942)
Length: 888 feet (271 m) (oa)
Beam: 105.4375 feet (32.14 m) (waterline)
106 feet (32.31 m) (overall)
Draught: 24.25 feet (7.39 m) (design)
Propulsion: Design:
16 × boilers at 300 psi
Geared turbines and electric drive
4 × shafts
180,000 shp; 209,710 hp reached in service
Speed: 33.25 knots (61.6 km/h) (design); 34.82 knots (64.49 km/h) knots reached in service
Range: 10,000 nautical miles (19,000 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h)
Complement: 2,122 officers and men
Sensors and
processing systems: CXAM-1 RADAR[1]
Armament: As built:
4 × twin 8-inch (200 mm) 55 caliber guns
12 × single 5-inch (130 mm) guns
Armour: Belt: 5-inch (130 mm) to 7-inch (180 mm)
2-inch (51 mm) protective 3rd deck
3-inch (76 mm) flat to 4.5-inch (110 mm) over steering gear
Aircraft carried: As built:
91 aircraft
2 × elevators
1 × flywheel catapult


USS Lexington (CV-2), nicknamed the "Gray Lady" or "Lady Lex," was an early aircraft carrier of the United States Navy. She was the lead ship of the Lexington class, though her sister ship Saratoga was commissioned a month earlier. She was also the fourth of five US Navy ships to carry the name "Lexington." Originally designed as a battlecruiser, she was converted into one of the Navy's first aircraft carriers during construction, entered service in 1928, and was sunk in 1942 at the Battle of the Coral Sea.

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