A piece of prized World War II U.S. naval history, the wreckage of the American aircraft carrier USS Lexington, which was sunk by the Japanese on May 8, 1942, in the Battle of the Coral Sea, has been discovered by an expedition funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

The wreckage was found Sunday on the seabed in waters 3,000 metres (about 2 miles) deep, more than 800 kilometres (500 miles) off Australia’s east coast.

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Stunning Wreck Of Missing WW2 Aircraft Carrier USS Lexington Discovered By Microsoft Co-Founder – IFL Science

USS Lexington: Wreck of Second World War aircraft carrier found in Coral Sea after 76 years – The Independent