Naval Historian Receives Distinguished Public Service Award

May 18, 2021 – The director of Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) participated in a ceremony to present the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award to James D. Hornfischer May 17 during a virtual ceremony. During his remarks at the ceremony, NHHC Director Samuel J. Cox, a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral, explained the significance of the award, highlighting Hornfischer’s…

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Carderock’s Unique Capabilities Help Assess Damage to Sunken Lexington

February 2, 2021 – USS Lexington (CV-2), often called “Lady Lex,” was commissioned at Quincy, Massachusetts, in December 1927, and was the second aircraft carrier to be commissioned by the United States Navy. Primarily operating in the Pacific, Lady Lex took part in fleet maneuvers in the Caribbean, the Hawaiian Islands and off the Panama Canal. In 1942, she participated…

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