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Lost WWII Aircraft Carrier Was Just Discovered by a Billionaire Explorer After 76 Years


Wreckage from the USS Lexington, an aircraft carrier sunk in a battle with Japanese forces in World War II, has been found after 76 years on the floor of the Coral Sea off the eastern coast of Australia.

The Research Vessel Petrel, run and financed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen to find historic World War II vessels, filmed the Lexington in 3 kilometres of water about 500 nautical miles (926 kilometres) from Australia.

The ship took part in the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942 along with the USS Yorktown against three Japanese carriers, the first carrier versus carrier battle in history.

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