Photo #: 80-G-7402
Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1942
USS Lexington (CV-2) is abandoned, after she had been mortally damaged by fires and explosions during the afternoon of 8 May 1942.
A destroyer is alongside her starboard side, amidships, to assist in removing the carrier's crew.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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24 April 2000