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Corpus Christi in Nueces County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

USS Lexington CV-16

Aircraft Carrier

 
 
USS <i>Lexington</i> CV-16 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 11, 2010
1. USS Lexington CV-16 Marker
Inscription.
USS Lexington CV-16
Aircraft Carrier


Has been designated a
National Historic Landmark.
This highly decorated warship illustrates the pivotal role
Performed by aircraft carriers during World War II as these ships became the primary strike platform of the U.S. Navy.

This ship possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America
2003
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior

 
Erected 2003 by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 27° 48.916′ N, 97° 23.34′ W. Marker is in Corpus Christi, Texas, in Nueces County. Marker can be reached from N. Shoreline Blvd north of Breakwater Ave.. Touch for map. Marker is at the upper end of the access ramp - at the museum's main (gangway) entrance on the ship's open hanger deck. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2914 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi TX 78403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rising Sun (a few steps from this marker); Kamikaze (a few
USS <i>Lexington</i> CV-16: "Museum on the Bay" image. Click for full size.
By Travis Witt, June 20, 2010
2. USS Lexington CV-16: "Museum on the Bay"
Wikipedia, ©Travis Witt
steps from this marker); Julius Lichtenstein House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sidbury House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Merriman House (approx. ¾ mile away); Kovner-Bobys Homestead (approx. ¾ mile away); Jalufka-Galatos House (approx. ¾ mile away); French-Galvan House (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corpus Christi.
 
More about this marker. The Lexington is offshore from the parking area off N. Shoreline Blvd., two blocks northeast of the Texas State Aquarium and southeast of Harbor Bridge (US 181/Texas 35).
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Lexington: Museum on the Bay. (Submitted on May 4, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. USS Lexington. (Submitted on May 4, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
CV-16 - view of the carrier's island from her flight deck. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 11, 2010
3. CV-16 - view of the carrier's island from her flight deck.
The Legend of the "Blue Ghost" - plaque displayed on the carrier's hanger deck. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 11, 2010
4. The Legend of the "Blue Ghost" - plaque displayed on the carrier's hanger deck.
Memorial to the crew of "CV-2", the first carrier <i>Lexington</i> image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 11, 2010
5. Memorial to the crew of "CV-2", the first carrier Lexington
- the largest ship in the U.S. Navy when she was sunk by the Imperial Japanese Navy at the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942.
Hellcat fighter landing on "Lady Lex" (CV-16) during Battle of the Philippine Sea, 19 June, 1944. image. Click for full size.
6. Hellcat fighter landing on "Lady Lex" (CV-16) during Battle of the Philippine Sea, 19 June, 1944.
View from the Lexington's flight deck, southwestward toward downtown Corpus Christi image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 11, 2010
7. View from the Lexington's flight deck, southwestward toward downtown Corpus Christi
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 873 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 4, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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