Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

NH 76561 Lexington

Photo #: NH 76561  Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1942
Description: Explosion amidships on USS Lexington (CV-2), 8 May 1942. This is probably the explosion at 1727 hrs that took place as the carrier's abandonment was nearing its end. Ships standing by include two cruisers and several destroyers. Photographed from USS Portland (CA-33). Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C., 1972. Collection of Captain Benjamin Perlman. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 76561
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