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USS LEXINGTON Museum On The Bay
2914 N. Shoreline Blvd. on North Beach
Corpus Christi, TX 78403
Info@usslexington.com
800-LADY-LEX
www.usslexington.com
USS LEXINGTON Museum On The Bay

USS LEXINGTON | Interesting Facts & Trivia

USS Lexington…

• can produce enough electric power to supply a city of 150,000
• was the first carrier to hold the CVT (Navy Training Carrier) and the AVT (Auxiliary Training  Carrier) designations
• was the first carrier to establish a seagoing high school
• has more sleeping space than Caesar’s Palace, The Mirage, and Treasure Island (3,500 beds)

USS LEXINGTON Museum On The Bay
USS LEXINGTON Museum On The Bay
• carries enough fuel to sail nonstop a distance of 30,000 miles
• has sailed a total of 209,000 miles; equivalent to 8 times around the world
• was the first carrier to deploy air to surface missiles
• has crossed the equator 13 times and the International Date Line 6 times
• has more telephones than a city of 5,000
• was the first foreign carrier to enter Tokyo Bay
• has a Flight Deck equal to more than 2 acres of land on which you could grow a crop of 100  bushels of corn
• was the first carrier to conduct flight operations in the area of Cape Horn.
• steamed more miles and served longer than any other carrier in the world, 40 Years (1943-1947,  1955-1991)
• you can play 3 football games or 14 basketball games at the same time on her flight deck
• is as tall as a 19-story building; as long as three New York City blocks
• you could park more than 1,000 automobiles on Lexington’s flight deck
• was the first ship in U.S. Naval history to have women stationed aboard as crew members (18  Aug. 1980)
• carries enough gasoline to drive your car around the world 132 times
 

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USS LEXINGTON Museum On The Bay
2914 N. Shoreline Blvd. on North Beach
Corpus Christi, TX 78403
800-LADY-LEX
www.usslexington.com
USS LEXINGTON Museum On The Bay

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