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U.S. Lexington description problem

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So I was reading the description for the Lexington tier 8 ship in the tech tree and I strongly believe it's wrong. This is for the developers, check the history on this ship and check its description. I know very well that in history, one of the ships is converted to a museum in texas and I have visited it before.

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So I was reading the description for the Lexington tier 8 ship in the tech tree and I strongly believe it's wrong. This is for the developers, check the history on this ship and check its description. I know very well that in history, one of the ships is converted to a museum in texas and I have visited it before.

 

The museum ship is an Essex class ship with the same name. The original Lexington was sunk in action, and the museum ship you have visited was named in its honour.
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2 Lexington's were in WWII. The one you visited in Corpus Christi is the second one, built in 1943. Original name was changed to Lexington after the USS Lexington was lost.


 

You can google it if you are unsure or want to verify my story.


 

...and alas, I have been ninja'd...for the second time today lol

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The description in the tech tree says one was sunk and the other was used for atom bomb testing. thats what my point is.

 

The second ship of the class, USS Saratoga was used as a target in the Trinity Nuclear Tests, so the description is correct.
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The second ship of the class, USS Saratoga was used as a target in the Trinity Nuclear Tests, so the description is correct.

 

This.  The ship in game, is modelled after the USS Saratoga (CV-3), second ship in the Lexington class.  The Saratoga was destroyed in atomic testing after the war.  the class lead, USS Lexington (CV-2) was sunk in May, 1942 in the battle of the Coral Sea.  The ship you visited in Corpus Christi, is the USS Lexington (CV-16), which was named in honor of the first Lexington which was lost.  CV-16 is an Essex class ship, which is T9 in game.  The reason the "Essex" looks different from the ship you visited, is because after WW2, the ship went through a series of modernizations in the Cold War to keep her relevant in the new world of jets.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Lexington_%28CV-16%29

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So I was reading the description for the Lexington tier 8 ship in the tech tree and I strongly believe it's wrong. This is for the developers, check the history on this ship and check its description. I know very well that in history, one of the ships is converted to a museum in texas and I have visited it before.

 

You might want to read up a bit more on your history before accusing others of messing up.  The Lexington Museum you're referring to is an Essex Class carrier, which was named Lexington after the original USS Lexington was abandoned and sunk during the Coral Sea battles.  The Saratoga survived the war and was sunk during the Bikini nuclear tests.

 

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The second ship of the class, USS Saratoga was used as a target in the Trinity Nuclear Tests, so the description is correct.

 

Not the "Trinity" test, that was the original test of the very first atomic bomb

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_(nuclear_test)

 

The Saratoga was expended as a target ship during the "Operation Crossroads" test series

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Crossroads

There were TWO tests in this series the "Able" shot which was an air dropped airburst, followed by the "Baker shot" which detonated a bomb under water.

 

 

Some pictures of the "baker shot" show the USS Arkansas vertical in the blast water column.

 

 

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