Photo #: 80-G-16804
Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1942
View on the port side of USS Lexington (CV-2), looking aft and down through torn flight deck life nettings, showing damage from the aftermost of the two torpedo hits received during the Battle of the Coral Sea, 8 May 1942.
This hit was centered at about Frame 85, and blew some of the ship's hull blister plating up and out, as seen at the waterline in this photo.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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19 April 2000