Photo #: 80-G-416362
USS Lexington (CV-2)
Leaving San Diego, California, 14 October 1941.
Planes parked on her flight deck include F2A-1 fighters (parked forward), SBD scout-bombers (amidships) and TBD-1 torpedo planes (aft).
Note the false bow wave painted on her hull, forward, and badly chalked condition of the hull's camouflage paint.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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14 February 2000