Damaged and set on fire in the Battle of the Coral Sea by Japanese torpedo-bombers from carriers Shokaku and Zuikaku; fires could not be controlled and ship was abandoned following major explosions. Scuttled at 2000 on 8 May 42 by destroyer Phelps.
Lexington's Marine Detachment
Abandoned & burning at Coral Sea
Return to Ships of the U.S. Navy, 1940-45: Aircraft Carriers
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