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>> Got the crash netting there.>> Two miles below the surface of the Coral Sea, a long lost aircraft carrier has been found. An expedition crew on-board the research vessel Petrel, discovered the wreckage of the USS Lexington on Sunday, shining new light on the Lady Lex for the first time in 76 years.
Robert Kraft is the Director of Subsea Operations for the vessel's owner, Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen.>> She is an iconic aircraft carrier, one of the very first, she's CV-2.>> Images from the expedition revealed a ship in good condition. Canons sit largely intact while fixed-wing aircraft rest on the sea floor.
The Lexington was scuttled in May 1942 after suffering damage from the Japanese in one of the first carrier versus carrier battles in history. The Battle of the Coral Sea in which 216 crew members were killed.>> Getting out here, this is one of the last piece to the puzzle.
>> Paul Meyer pilots the underwater vehicle used to find the wreckage.>> For me, personally, I feel a bit of relief and then I look forward to the next part of it which is exploring the wreck. And then very soon after that, I look forward to going and looking for the next one.
>> The next one wherever it may be.>> Port quarter.