Lost WW2 aircraft carrier found after 76 years



The wreck of a US aircraft carrier that was sunk during World War Two has been found off the coast of Australia, the BBC reports.

The USS Lexington was located at a depth of about 3km (2 miles) in the Coral Sea, about 800km off Australia’s east coast.

The ship was lost in the Battle of the Coral Sea from 4-8 May 1942. More than 200 crew members died in the fighting.

The US Navy confirmed the ship had been discovered by a search team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

The discovery of the Lexington, along with 11 of its 35 aircraft, was made by Mr Allen’s company Vulcan on Sunday.

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