Sunday, May 23, 2010

USS Lexington Museum On The Bay

During our visit to Corpus Christi, Texas last month, we toured the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay.

The retired aircraft carrier has been converted to a museum. It's so big that we couldn't finish touring it during our first visit. If you ever decide to tour it, make sure to wear comfortable shoes and spray OFF on your skin. The mosquitoes in Corpus Christi are very skilled.

As usual, I took many pictures. Here are some to share with you.



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The radars tower over the USS Lexington.



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A ship propeller is displayed at the entrance of the USS Lexington Museum On The Bay in Corpus Christi, Texas on April 26, 2010.



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A U.S. Navy Blue Angels' aircraft is displayed at the entrance of the museum.



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A Boeing F/A-18 Hornet is painted as a U.S. Navy Blue Angels on the flight deck of the museum.



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A GH-3 Nightingale sits on the flight deck of the museum.



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An F2H-2 Banshee (front) and an A-7B Corsair II (back) sit on the flight deck of the museum.



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An A-7B Corsair II sits on the flight deck of the museum.



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An A-6E Intruder sits on the carrier deck.


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An AH-1S Cobra rests on the flight deck of the museum.



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A Pearl Harbor diarama shows the proximity of ships as the Japanese navy attacked.



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The Bugs Bunny cartoon evolved from a USS Lexington CV-2 Minuteman drawn by Don Foster, who served aboard the Lexington. After WWII, he went to work for Warner Brothers Studio. (Info source: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay)



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Various knots are displayed on a wall at the museum.



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Commanders State Room remains in tact on the USS Lexington.



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Lt. George H. W. Bush USNR's sacktime dairies and medals from WWII are displayed at the museum. He later entered politics and became the 41st President of the United States (1989–1993).



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The USS Lexington original ship's bell is displayed at the entrance of the museum's hanger deck.



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A U.S. Navy Shore Patrol Jeep is parked on the hanger deck of the museum.



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U.S. Navy Shore Patrol Willys variation Jeep is displayed on the hanger deck of the museum.



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Mark photographs airplanes on the hanger deck of the museum.

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