Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Wreckage found of WWII aircraft carrier USS Lexington

USS Lexington A 5-inch gun on the USS Lexington as it is seen at the bottom of the Coral Sea off the coast of Australia
Julia Gonzales | 08 March, 2018, 03:27

The search team released pictures and video of the Lexington, one of the first ever United States aircraft carriers, and some of the planes which went down with the ship.

In 1942, during the Battle of the Coral Sea, it was hit by several torpedoes and bombs from the Japanese Navy, and scuttled by the US during World War II.

The wreck of the "Lady Lex", as she was known, was discovered by the crew of Allen's research vessel, RV Petrel, on 4 March at a depth of 3,000m and was positively identified when her nameplate was found on the remains of the ship's stern.

Robert Kraft, director of subsea operations for the project, explained that locating the Lexington was a priority because it was one of the capital ships lost during WWII, per Allen's website.

Allen said he wanted to pay tribute to the vessel and the fearless people who served on the ship.

The battle helped stop a Japanese advance that could have cut off Australia and New Guinea from Allied sea supply routes and crippled two Japanese carriers, leading to a more conclusive USA victory at sea a month later at the Battle of Midway.

The Lexington was deliberately sunk by the U.S. Navy after being struck by Japanese torpedoes and bombs during the battle.

Wreckage from the USS Lexington, an aircraft carrier sank during the Second World War, has been found by search team led by the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen.

ACC Tournament projections for Clemson
So, as Rasmussen indicated, expect Notre Dame to be under a microscope this year during the ACC Tournament in Brooklyn. With last year's tournament championship win, the Blue Devils now have raised the hardware in 11 of the past 19 years.

Around 200 sailors were killed in the Japanese attacks, though about 2,750 were rescued by the carrier's escorting task force before she was given the coup de grâce.

The ship will not be retrieved as the US Navy considers it to be a war grave.

Paul Allen's team did it again.

"With other US ships standing by, 2,770 crewmen and officers were rescued, including the captain and his dog Wags, the ships ever-present mascot", a statement on Allen's website says.

The aircraft carrier is Allen's latest underwater find.

"We honour the valour and sacrifice of the "Lady Lex's" Sailors - all those Americans who fought in World War II - by continuing to secure the freedoms they won for all of us". He's used his Petrel to discover several other sunken ships and artifacts, including the famed naval cruiser USS Indianapolis, which CNN reported Allen discovered in August 2017 at the bottom of the Pacific.

"This was the first carrier-versus-carrier battle in history and was the first time Japanese forces suffered a permanent setback in its advances on New Guinea and Australia", Allen's team pointed out in a press statement.

Recommended

  • LA Lawyer Puts Up Billboards to Recruit LeBron James

    LA Lawyer Puts Up Billboards to Recruit LeBron James

    He was previously the beat writer for LA Rams Report for Scout.com, which is a website dedicated to covering the Rams. There has been constant chatter surrounding this rumor that has only grown louder as the summer approaches.
    Red Sparrow struggles as Black Panther's run continues

    Red Sparrow struggles as Black Panther's run continues

    Jordan broke multiple box office records too, stealing the record for the largest opening for an African-American director. The 20th Century Fox release was probably hoping for at least $20 million here, so it's a slight disappointment.
    Toronto police find 7th set of remains connected to serial killer

    Toronto police find 7th set of remains connected to serial killer

    According to The Canadian Press , Toronto police have recovered a seventh set of remains linked to the alleged serial killer. McArthur was charged with the first of six first-degree murder counts, in the case of Navaratnam, on February 23.
  • Rams Trade LB Alec Ogletree to Giants for Two Draft Picks

    Rams Trade LB Alec Ogletree to Giants for Two Draft Picks

    Starting linebackers Devon Kennard and defensive captain Jonathan Casillas could leave as free agents. He started all 67 games that he played during his five-year career, missing 12 due to injury in 2015.
    Backed Syria force to redeploy 1700 from IS fight to Afrin

    Backed Syria force to redeploy 1700 from IS fight to Afrin

    The US, in return, has expressed concern about the Turkish operation dubbed "Olive Branch" and urged restraint from Turkey. Aksoy said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will travel to Moscow on March 12-14 and to Washington on March 19.
    Bhavnagar accident: Gujarat CM announces compensation

    Bhavnagar accident: Gujarat CM announces compensation

    According to latest available government data, 150,785 people died in road accidents in India in 2016, averaging 413 deaths a day. A truck carrying 60 people from a marriage party overturned and fell into a drain on Rajkot-Bhavnagar highway.
  • DeMarcus Cousins cracked amusing  joke to Anthony Davis after rib injury

    DeMarcus Cousins cracked amusing joke to Anthony Davis after rib injury

    Davis immediately grabbed his left rib area and made his way to the locker room, where he appeared to be in a lot of discomfort. They need to re-sign him , and Davis' latest comments on the situation are encouraging for New Orleans basketball fans.
    SpaceX successfully launches 50th Falcon 9 mission

    SpaceX successfully launches 50th Falcon 9 mission

    SpaceX has launched its largest payload to date - the Hispasat 30W-6 from Cape Canaveral after more than a week of delays. Unlike most other Falcon 9 launches, this one did not have the first stage rocket come back and land to be reused again.
    US Northeast facing more flooding after killer storm

    US Northeast facing more flooding after killer storm

    Cynthia Creighton's son was in her auto when a neighbor's tree fell on top of the vehicle in Watertown, Massachusetts. Water sprayed through a gate in Boston's Seaport District on Friday when the nor'easter hit the city.
  • Ayew Brothers Draw Praise From Swansea Team-Mates

    Ayew Brothers Draw Praise From Swansea Team-Mates

    The Ayew brothers have been backed to cause double trouble and free Swansea from their Premier League relegation worries. According to Van der Hoorn, Andre wanted to prove a point against his former club and that paid off.
    Australia checking whether contaminated rockmelons had been exported

    Australia checking whether contaminated rockmelons had been exported

    Listeriosis begins with flu-like symptoms including chills, fever and muscle aches and can take up to six weeks to show symptoms. Listeria is rare in Australia but a deadly outbreak in South Africa has killed more than 170 people since January past year .
    People were full of praise for Frances McDormand after her Oscars speech

    People were full of praise for Frances McDormand after her Oscars speech

    What is an inclusion rider? Onlookers were quick to point out the tender embrace on Twitter , praising the powerful moment. It is time for Hollywood to wake up and make sure that art is depicting the world around us and who actually lives in it.

Japan prime minister says North, South Korea nuclear talks could be ploy Japan prime minister says North, South Korea nuclear talks could be ploy The new sanctions come at a delicate moment in discussions over the future of North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Along with the USA , the South Korean military has also been firm that the drills will be held as scheduled.

United Nations suspects genocide acts against Rohingya United Nations  suspects genocide acts against Rohingya The Washington-based museum honored Aung San Suu Kyi with the Elie Wiesel Award in 2012, but announced Tuesday it had been rescinded.

Panama: Trump hotel standoff ends as president surrenders physical control Panama: Trump hotel standoff ends as president surrenders physical control On Monday, armed Panamanian police escorted Trump Organization management out of the establishment, seemingly for good. Fintiklis led the charge, and proclaimed his intention to hire a new management team and rebrand the property.

Oprah Finds An Unexpected Sign From 'God' To Run Against Trump Oprah Finds An Unexpected Sign From 'God' To Run Against Trump Recently, rumors about Oprah Winfrey running for president in 2020 took the internet by storm. I'm a big fan of yours, too, God .

Steelers place franchise tag on Bell Steelers place franchise tag on Bell After all, why would anyone play for anything less than their worth. the ball-carrier is a huge part of the Steelers offense. Bell , 26, will carry a $14.54 million cap hold for the 2018 season unless the two sides can agree to a new contract.

Amazon.com (AMZN) Upgraded by Vetr to "Buy" Among 25 analysts covering Colgate-Palmolive ( NYSE:CL ), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 1,365 shares. Archford Capital Strategies LLC raised its holdings in shares of Amazon.com by 17,242.2% in the second quarter. (NASDAQ:AMZN).

May rules out passporting for financial services post Brexit May rules out passporting for financial services post Brexit The Sinn Féin leader added that there could be no overall agreement on Brexit unless the issue of the Irish border was solved. Mrs May said she was pleased that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar had agreed to form the three-way talks to look at her proposals.

Wilder vows to prove he is world's best heavyweight boxer against Ortiz Wilder vows to prove he is world's best heavyweight boxer against Ortiz Ortiz peeled his considerable frame off the canvas and shrugged his shoulders to suggest he was unperturbed, but he's a poor liar. While Wilder had won 38 of his first 39 bouts by knockout, he has consistently drawn criticism for facing inferior competition.

Anushka Sharma's Pari gains momentum at BO over weekend Anushka Sharma's Pari gains momentum at BO over weekend No matter how the movie performs in opening weekend, every film reports huge decline in the public response in week days. Well, the low reports are even good when the film released on Holi because it is hard to find the audience on Holi.

Rush on to restore power as another winter storm looms Rush on to restore power as another winter storm looms It's tough to know how widespread they will be, but the potential exists for many of us to be in the dark later Wednesday night. This is courtesy of a strong low pressure system around Nebraska Sunday which will slowly move east.

Meghan Markle Holds Private Bachelorette Party Meghan Markle Holds Private Bachelorette Party The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her third child next month, and Markle's mother, Doria Radlan , is in California. Meghan Markle reportedly spent the weekend with friends, celebrating her bachelorette party.

Lives Hang In Legal Limbo, Even As The DACA Deadline Dissipates Lives Hang In Legal Limbo, Even As The DACA Deadline Dissipates FILE - In this December 6, 2017, file photo, demonstrators hold up their fists as they are arrested outside of the U.S. Trump's tweet came on the day after the DACA program would expire , leaving recipients without permits.

Allison Janney and Joanne Woodward Go Way Back Allison Janney and Joanne Woodward Go Way Back She didn't want to go until she was nominated. "I did not see this coming", she added. "I just wasn't given the kind of roles on film that would give me attention like this".

China skips announcement of defence budget, says rise in spending no threat China skips announcement of defence budget, says rise in spending no threat The economy grew by 6.9% in 2017 and the government said today it will target growth of around 6.5% in 2018. Li said China "remains the largest developing country in the world" and faces "a number of acute problems".

Georgia Gov. Deal signs tax bill sans Delta cuts Georgia Gov. Deal signs tax bill sans Delta cuts Walmart (WMT) and Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) on Wednesday said they would raise the age limit to buy guns to 21. Republican candidate for governor Sen. "We've been attacked by the media, we've been attacked by the left".