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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Polish Navy Removing Second World War Tallboy Bomb

September 15, 2020 (Google Translation) – Two German sea mines from World War II were destroyed yesterday and today by mine divers from Gdynia in the Gdańsk Bay. Meanwhile, the navy is slowly making its way to remove Tallboy, a gigantic bomb discovered at the bottom of the Świnoujście canal. It is already known that the operation will be carried…

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Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of V-J Day: The surprising stories of Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s service during World War II

By Michael Brayshaw Its biggest World War II ship was named after a joke the president made. It repaired an ally’s aircraft carrier in secret, while the enemy publically claimed it sunk. It transformed a sabotaged enemy cargo liner into a transport ship carrying thousands of American troops across the Atlantic. These are just some of the more surprising stories…

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