The Lexington was commissioned in 1943 and decommissioned in 1991 when she was given, to be used as a museum ship, to Corpus Christi. In 2003, she was designated a national historic landmark. She served in WWII, then as and anti-submarine carrier and finally as a training carrier during her career.
We spent 4 to 5 hours on board doing the self-guided tours and got some great exercise climbing up and down hundreds of very narrow-steep stairs as well!
|pilots briefing room|