C.1963 Uss Lexington Cvs-16 Ship’s History & Information Booklet


C.1963 Uss Lexington Cvs-16 Ship’s History & Information Booklet

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C.1963 Uss Lexington Cvs-16 Ship’s History & Information Booklet:
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Rare 1963 USS Lexington CVS-16 Ship’s History & Information Booklet

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20 pages plus inner and outer cover

Excellent Condition, no staining, folds or creases, writing, water damage, or dog ears

Awesome picture of Vintage Aircraft and the Ship

Captain of the Lexington, CAPT. John Meredith Miller 26 July 1963 - 10 June 1964 reference on the 1st page and page 11

Lexington was ordered in January 1962 to prepare to relieve Antietam as aviation training carrier in the Gulf of Mexico, and she was re-designated CVS-16 on 1 October 1962. However, during the Cuban missile crisis, she resumed duty as an attack carrier, and she did not relieve Antietam until 29 December 1962 at Pensacola, Florida.

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USS Lexington (CV/CVA/CVS/CVT/AVT-16), nicknamed "The Blue Ghost", is an Essex-class aircraft carrier built during World War II for the United States Navy. Originally intended to be named Cabot, word arrived during construction that the USSLexington(CV-2) had been lost in the Battle of the Coral Sea. She was renamed while under construction to commemorate the earlier ship.

Lexington was commissioned in February 1943 and saw extensive service through the Pacific War. For much of her service, she acted as the Flagship for Admiral Marc Mitscher, and led the Fast Carrier Task Force through their battles across the Pacific. She was the recipient of 11 battle stars and the Presidential Unit Citation. Following the war, Lexington was decommissioned, but was modernized and reactivated in the early 1950s, being reclassified as an attack carrier (CVA). Later, she was reclassified as an antisubmarine carrier (CVS). In her second career, she operated both in the Atlantic/Mediterranean and the Pacific, but spent most of her time, nearly 30 years, on the East coast as a training carrier (CVT).

Displacement: 30,580 tons standard; 43,060 tons full load
Dimensions (wl): 820' x 103' x 30' 4" (full load)/249.9 x 31.4 x 9.2 (full load) meters
Dimensions (max.): 880' (894.5' over catapult booms) x 166' 10"/268.2 (272.6 over catapult booms) x 50.9 meters
Armor: belt replaced by blister with 60-lb STS
Power plant: (as above)
Speed: 30.7 (max)/29.1 (sust) knots
Endurance (design): n/a
Armament: 7 single 5"/38 gun mounts; 4(?) twin 3"/50 gun mounts
Aircraft: ~70 (CVA role), ~50 (CVS role)
Aviation facilities: 2 deck-edge, 1 centerline elevators; 2 steam catapults (C 11)
Crew: 3,525 (ship's company + air wing)

Presidential Unit Citation

Meritorious Unit Commendation
with one star

Navy Expeditionary Medal

China Service Medal

American Campaign Medal

Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
with eleven stars

World War II Victory Medal

Navy Occupation Service Medal
with "Asia" Clasp

National Defense Service Medal
with one star

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
with two stars

Special Operations Service Ribbon

Philippine Presidential Unit Citation

Philippine Liberation Medal
with two stars


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