What Is the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi?


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The USS Lexington CV 16 is a decommissioned aircraft carrier that is berthed in Corpus Christi as of May 2015. The ship is open to the public as a museum and memorial.

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The ship was originally commissioned in 1943 to take part in the Pacific Theater during World War II. It spent 21 months in combat, taking part in most of the major operations in the Pacific. The ship was briefly decommissioned after the war, but it was reactivated for service until 1990. It was berthed in Corpus Christi in January 1992 and opened to the public later that year.

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