44 PLATE 1 : LEXINGTON'S FORMAL PORTRAIT The aircraft carrier USS Lexington ( CV - 16 ) , seen from the breakwater at her new home in Corpus
Christi , Texas , is more than a memorial ship . The longest - serving aircraft carrier in U.S. ...
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
II as the second of the great Essex-class carriers to be commissioned, Lexington destroyed more than one thousand Japanese aircraft, sank more than a million tons of enemy shipping in the Pacific, and in September, 1945, had the honor of being the first American aircraft carrier to enter Tokyo Bay in victory. Photographer-writer Hugh Power has captured every aspect of this great warship through beautiful photography, detailed floor plans, and illuminating text. Serving.
The aircraft carrier Lexington is known for her big size and big history. No wonder
she fits in so well in her Corpus Christi home, where she is now a floating
museum. The first ship known as Lexington was an armed brig purchased by the
COMMON CARRIERS AND CONSTITUTIONAL LAW . VI . - 1 . Define a common carrier of goods , distinguish his common law liability from that of other bailees ,
and show when he may hold as a warehouseman , and not as a common carrier
The U.S. Navy wanted its two new carriers to be the biggest, fastest, and most
capable in the world. The starting points were a pair of partially completed battle
cruiser hulls. Already christened the Lexington and Saratoga, they were
Author: Tom Clancy
They are floating cities with crews of thousands. They are the linchpins of any military strategy, for they provide what has become the key to every battle fought since World War I: air superiority. The mere presence of a U.S. naval carrier in a region is an automatic display of strength that sends a message no potential enemy can ignore. Now, Tom Clancy welcomes you aboard for a detailed look at how these floating behemoths function. With his trademark style and eye for detail, Clancy brings you naval combat strategy like no one else can.Carrier includes: * Takeoffs and landings: flying into the danger zone * The aircraft onboard: their range, their power, their weaponry * The role of the carrier in modern naval warfare * Exclusive photographs, illustrations and diagrams Plus: An interview with the U.S. Navy's Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jay Johnson
The USS Lexington (CV-2) was the second aircraft carrier of Lexington class built by the United States, but the first used operationally; in fact the first was the USS Langley, but as an aircraft carrier she served only as an experimental ...
Author: Carlo Cestra
Publisher: Super Drawings in 3D
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
The USS Lexington (CV-2) was the second aircraft carrier of Lexington class built by the United States, but the first used operationally; in fact the first was the USS Langley, but as an aircraft carrier she served only as an experimental ship. The history of the USS Lexington was troubled: in fact it was designed in 1916 to be an atypical battle cruiser, as little armored, but with heavy cannons. Because of the Washington Treaty of 1922 about the reduction of naval armaments, she was reclassified and converted into an aircraft carrier, capable of carrying a flight of 85 aircraft.
Author: Marshall Cavendish CorporationPublish On: 2004
The carrier then rejoined Task Force 17 in the central Coral Sea and for the next
two days the two rival fleets sent out ... The sinking was graphically announced
by one of the Lexington ' s pilots , Commander Dixon , in a radio message ...
At dawn they found the main body of this enemy naval force: a carrier, three
cruisers, six destroyers. A major ... One of the two largest carriers in the world, Lexington normally carried 1,899 officers and men and had room for ninety
Author: John Frayn Turner
Publisher: Pen and Sword
This collection of popular naval stories covers the entire span of World War II, beginning when the British Royal Navy faced fascist forces on its own until the final Allied victory over the Japanese in 1945. Fight for the Sea offers a rich mixture of accounts about such large and well-known battles and operations as the Battle of the Coral Sea, as well as lesser-known actions such as the submarine attack on Corfu harbour, the loss of the USS Leedsdown, and the saga of the USS Rich to characterize the breadth and variety of the war at sea. Also included are memories of John F Kennedy's heroic actions with PT 109 and George H W Bush's near-death experience with an aircraft known as the 'flying casket'.A sailor's eye view of the war at sea, this compelling compilation has broad appeal. John Frayn Turner's prose crackles with action and tension to keep the reader's attention, and even those who know little about the war will find the stories to be a welcome introduction to the subject. Among the book's special attractions are the little-known contributions of rescue ships and merchant seamen and the adventures of civilians, including Johnnie Ferguson, who spent three weeks adrift in an open boat when her ship was torpedoed. Readers will come away with not only a clear understanding of the giant scope of World War II but of the individual grit and determination that produced victory.
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urged that the after elevators in the Lexington-class carriers be modernized, “In
order to facilitate deck spotting of fighter planes and offensive plane operations.
Author: John Lundstrom
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
"Drawing on many newly discovered documents, massive dispatch files, and personal papers that no historian has previously used, the author offers not only a fresh look at Fletcher's decisions and actions but also a careful analysis of the effect of radio intelligence on decision making in the carrier battles during the first nine months of the war in the Pacific."--BOOK JACKET.
The Lexington waited in port for a few days to complete minor repairs, but
CinCPac soon would have need of her. The next day, Fighting Three formally
joined the Lexington Air Group in place of Fighting Two. The fact that U.S. naval carrier ...
Author: John Lundstrom
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Hailed as one of the finest examples of aviation research, this comprehensive 1984 study presents a detailed and scrupulously accurate operational history of carrier-based air warfare. From the earliest operations in the Pacific through the decisive Battle of Midway, it offers a narrative account of how ace fighter pilots like Jimmy Thach and Butch O'Hare and their skilled VF squadron mates - called the "first team" - amassed a remarkable combat record in the face of desperate odds. Tapping both American and Japanese sources, historian John B. Lundstrom reconstructs every significant action and places these extraordinary fighters within the context of overall carrier operations. He writes from the viewpoint of the pilots themselves, after interviewing some fifty airmen from each side, to give readers intimate details of some of the most exciting aerial engagements of the war. At the same time he assesses the role the fighter squadrons played in key actions and shows how innovations in fighter tactics and gunnery techniques were a primary reason for the reversal of American fortunes. After more than twenty years in print, the book remains the definitive account and is being published in paperback for the first time to reach an even larger audience.
Promoted to the rank of captain in June 1938, Sherman comman- ded Patrol
Wing 3 at Coco Solo, Canal Zone, for one year and took the Naval War College
senior course prior to assuming command of the carrier Lexington on June 13,
Dive Bombing, Midway, and the Evolution of Carrier Airpower Thomas
Wildenberg ... her flight deck out of action and destroying half her aircraft.1 After
finishing off the big carrier, Lexington's planes switched targets and attacked the
Author: Thomas Wildenberg
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
On 4 June 1942, three squadrons of U.S. Navy Dauntless dive bombers destroyed Japan's carrier force at Midway and changed the course of the Pacific war. As Wildenberg demonstrates in this book, the key ingredient to the Navy's success was the planning and training devoted to the tactic of dive bombing. Examining how political, economic, technical, and operational factors influenced the development of carrier airpower between 1925 and 1942, he shows why dive bombing became the Navy's weapon of choice. He also pays tribute to the select group of naval aviators who drove the evolution of carrier tactics. Although many books have been written about the Battle of Midway, this is the first to focus on how the Navy came to develop the one aerial weapon that proved to be the decisive instrument of victory
Tired of the way he was treated on Yorktown, he was now a part of the crew of the
aircraft carrier Lexington (CV-2), stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In talking to
Prewitt about the physical differences in serving on the two carriers, he wryly ...
This book covers all aspects of the operations made by US aircraft carriers, from their introduction into service during WW1 to the continuing conflicts in the Middle East.
Author: Kev Darling
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
This book covers all aspects of the operations made by US aircraft carriers, from their introduction into service during WW1 to the continuing conflicts in the Middle East. America's part in WW1 saw the deployment of US Navy aircraft operating from coastal bases - mainly Curtiss flying boats. In the immediate postwar period the first aircraft carriers were commissioned; Langley, Saratoga and Lexington. After the wreckage had settled in the mud of Pearl Harbor, US Navy fighters engaged the Japanese for the first time at Wake Island. Japan continued its conquest of the Pacific countries and Islands throughout 1941. The USN then went on the offensive when two carriers attacked the Gilbert-Marshall Islands, and the Doolittle raid against Japan was launched from USS Hornet. During the Battle of Coral Sea the US Navy achieved a significant victory. Meanwhile in the Atlantic, US Carriers including Wasp and Ranger undertook escort duties across Atlantic. The latter also helped with the supply of Spitfires to Malta.Post WW2 actions included the War in Korea when the US Navy deployed for operations covering combat on both the east and west coasts. During the War over Vietnam USMC and US Navy aircraft were deployed from carriers against targets in North and South Vietnam. Most recent carrier deployments include both Gulf Wars and continuing middle-eastern conflicts.Appendices include technical details of USN carriers and the aircraft types flown.
Stay the Rising Sun tells the history of the famed ship and the experiences of her men in this key battle, recounting the action in vivid, minute-by-minute detail--in many cases, in the words of the men who lived through it.
Author: Phil Keith
Publisher: Zenith Press
As one of the US Navy's first aircraft carriers, commissioned in 1928, everything USS Lexington did set a precedent. The rapidly advancing concepts of naval air warfare would be developed and tested from her flattop deck; naval aviation, in turn, would play a pivotal role in winning World War II, especially in the Pacific. All future carriers would be designed and built around the lessons learned from the class named after this venerable ship. Lexington, CV-2, was at sea when Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941. She and her crew immediately became part of the Pacific War, her efforts culminating in the Battle of the Coral Sea, the first carrier-to-carrier battle in history. Stay the Rising Sun tells the history of the famed ship and the experiences of her men in this key battle, recounting the action in vivid, minute-by-minute detail--in many cases, in the words of the men who lived through it. Supplemented by historical backgroud and the perspectives of the other US elements and their Japanese adversaries during the battle, military historian Phil Keith's engrossing narrative truly brings this pivotal event to life. Although Lexinton was ultimately lost at Coral Sea, her contributions to the United States' strategic victory in the battle--and the lessons learned from her sinking--were invaluable and represented a critical turning point in the war. -- Back of book jacket.
In December 1927, after five years in construction, Lexington (CV-2) and
Saratoga (CV-3) went into commission. According to the 1922 Washington Naval
Treaty, the carriers could not exceed 33,000 tons, but on completion they
Author: Chester G. Hearn
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Aircraft carriers surged into prominence during World War II--mainly in the Pacific, where the U.S. and Japan fought history's greatest carrier battles, like the Coral Sea and Midway. Since then, although there have been no engagements between carrier groups, carriers have played an important role in world events, serving as distant launching pads for attacks on targets around the globe. From the first improvised wooden platforms to today's nuclear-powered supercarriers, Hearn explores how combat experiences have driven the development and use of carriers in the world's navies. About the Author: Chester G. Hearn is the author of 18 books, including Sorties into Hell: The Hidden War on Chichi Jima (1-59228-687-9). SELLING POINTS: Engaging combat narratives from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Falklands War, Desert Storm, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and the current Iraq War Razor-sharp analysis of the roles of ships, aircraft, commanders, tactics, and strategy “ 54 b/w illustrations & 14 maps
On the showing of the USN's first carrier strikes this was a reasonable
assumption, for although Lexington and Yorktown had enjoyed a considerable
tactical advantage in the Lae-Salamaua raid, they had nevertheless left the
Author: J. D. Brown
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Between 1939 and 1945 the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm grew from a small force into a powerful strategic weapon. British carrier-based aircraft fought throughout the world and David Brown here describes their activities in the Home, Mediterranean, Eastern and British Pacific Fleets, together with Forces created for specific operations, listing aircraft and units embarked during the various phases.He goes on to describe carrier operations in the Pacific between 1941 and 1945, the greatest maritime war in history. Both the United States and Imperial Japanese Navies watched the Royal Navy's early carrier operations in the European Theatre and benefited from the lessons. American aircrews and sailors learnt quickly in action until, by March 1945, the United States Fifth Fleet with its associated Marine Corps formations was probably the most efficient and effective instrument of war deployed in the pre-nuclear age.This new work contains material from two volumes, first published in 1968 and 1974, merged with notes for a third which David Brown prepared but never published before his death. They appear for the first time together, providing the most detailed single-volume account currently available of the operation of British, American and Japanese aircraft carriers in World War II.
Another force , under Vice Admiral Wilson E. Brown in the carrier Lexington , was
sent far to the south to attack Rabaul , on the island of New Britain northeast of
New Guinea , which the Japanese had recently captured and were converting ...
Author: Ronald H. Spector
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Historian Ronald H. Spector, drawing on declassified intelligence files, an abundance of British and American archival material, Japanese scholarship and documents, and the research and memoirs of scholars, politicians, and the military men, presents a thrilling narrative of American war in the Pacific. Spector reassesses U.S. and Japanese strategy and offers some provocative interpretations. He shows that the dual advance across the Pacific by MacArthur and Nimitz was less a product of strategic calculation and more a pragmatic solution to bureaucratic, doctrinal, and public relations problems facing the Army and Navy. He also argues that Japan made its fatal error not in the Midway campaign but in abandoning its offensive strategy after that defeat and allowing itself to be drawn into a war of attrition. Combining impeccable research with electrifying detail, Spector vividly recreates the major battles, little-known campaigns, and unfamiliar events of this brutal 44-month struggle. He reveals that the U.S. had secret plans to wage unrestricted submarine warfare against Japan months before Pearl Harbor and demonstrates that MacArthur and his commanders ignored important intercepts of Japanese messages that would have saved thousands of lives in Papua and Leyte. He skillfully takes the reader from top-secret strategy meetings in Washington, London, and Tokyo to distant beaches and remote Asian jungles with battle-weary GIs. Throughout, Spector contends that American decisions in the Pacific War were shaped more often by the struggles between the British and the Americans, and between the Army and the Navy, than by strategic considerations. Revealing what really happened in the course of a conflict that ended with the most deadly air raid ever, this contribution to WWII history adds a new dimension to our understanding of the people and forces that determined its outcome.
Author: James Alden Barber Jr.Publish On: 2013-05-17
pon being commissioned I was detailed to the aircraft carrier Lexington, then
undergoing modernization as one of the first modern angle deck aircraft carriers. Lexington was assigned to a home shipyard in Bremerton, Washington, and a
Author: James Alden Barber Jr.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Juvenile Fiction
About The Book A professional naval officer reflects on a long and varied career in this memoire intended for family only. In his time Captain Barber has been a warrior, a scholar, a seafarer and a teacher. Here he recounts the experiences of a career that has been full, sometimes exciting, and always rewarding.
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USN forces commanded by Admiral Wilson Brown, including the carrier LEXINGTON, attempted to raid Rabaul, but were driven off by Japanese aircraft.
Lieutenant Edward O'Hare, of the carrier LEXINGTON, won a Medal of Honor
while flying ...
Author: Patrick Watson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Named as the North American Book Exchanges winner of the 2008 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the Reference catagory, this book is laid out like a calendar containing information pertaining to World War II. In going to a specific date, you will find it divided by area (i.e. Western Europe, North America etc.). Those areas are further divided by year. What makes it unique is that those years range from the 1800s to the present day. The information includes everything from actual battles, to the final fate of a favorite ship, to the activities of movie stars during the war. It covers the first six months of the year. Volume Two takes care of the last six months.