First, the Lex:
To the left, the super structure. Not a good place to be when you are taking incoming fire. It was a long way down to the Poop deck!
If the south Texas coast is in your travel plans, you need to visit this grand old lady. She served us well, as did the life blood of our nation who served on her. She stands as a tribute to our resolve in WW II. God bless our Veterans who served!
Here is a good history link for those of you interested.
Next, a good front shot. A bit patched and dented from war, but a good and faithfull ship.
The above views were from our balcony across from the beach about 1000 yards away.
We were on the top floor, so the view was wonderful.
Back to the Lex
The AA Guns were inreresting to look at.
In the foreground, 20MM cannons. The pods to the far right are life rafts. Seems a precarious location to store inflatibles. The ship also had a few 40mm cannons (5").
Next the aircraft on (and under) deck. New post coming up.