USS Lexington

We had a great time camping overnight with the Boyscouts on a World War II vintage Essex class aircraft carrier called the USS Lexington! A little spooky at times, but there is great history there. In 1979, eight female officers became the first women stationed aboard a US Navy ship and in 1981 the first woman jet pilot to land on an aircraft carrier. These historic moments happened on the Lexington. Go check out the boat and everything it stands for, visit their museum.

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I didn’t get to take a picture, but one of my favorite parts of the boat was the lower decks. That’s where they had the dentist, church, medical, machine shop, post office and lots of other things. It was like a maze. I wasn’t sure if we would ever get out. LOL! They really make it look realistic and gives you an idea of how people lived on the boat back then.

Here is a little LEX trivia and some fun facts for you to think about.

 

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