USS Lexington Museum on the Bay 18

One of the must see historic spots when you visit the state of Texas is the USS Lexington Museum. The USS Lexington exists as the oldest remaining aircraft carrier in the world while sitting off the coast of Corpus Christi.

There is so much to see on the ship and it’s hard to do it all in few hours. I’m glad that my family and I stayed there for a couple of days. Our favorite tour was the flight deck. Getting on the ship makes you appreciate what the men and women in the military sacrifice for our freedom specially during the World War II. It’s such a unique experience that I won’t soon forget.

Our World TuesdayTuesday Travels, Watery Wednesday & Outdoor Wednesday.

USS Lexington (CV/CVA/CVS/CVT/AVT-16), known as “The Blue Ghost”, is one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. The ship, the fifth US Navy ship to bear the name, is named in honor of theRevolutionary War Battle of Lexington. She was originally to have been namedCabot, but she was renamed while under construction to commemorateUSS Lexington (CV-2), lost in the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942.

18 thoughts on “USS Lexington Museum on the Bay

  1. Reply Sylvia Kirkwood Jan 2,2012 3:06 pm

    Marvelous captures for the day! It is indeed a magnificent ship and it’s hard to appreciate its size until you are on it!! Thanks for the tour! Great post! Hope you have a great new year ahead!


  2. Reply Eileen Jan 2,2012 3:44 pm

    Great photos, Dhemz. The aircraft carriers are huge. It is interesting to be able to take a tour of one. My brother was in the Navy years ago and I remember seeing them up close. Happy New Year to you and yours.

  3. Reply Points of View of Travels and Places Jan 2,2012 5:32 pm

    I read about these ship of one of my books. The size is just so amazing. Mine is up I hope you can visit Mommy Dhemz thanks!

  4. Reply Points of View of Travels and Places Jan 2,2012 5:33 pm

    I read these ship from one of my books and I am so amazed with their size. So big! Mine is up and I hope you can visit too Mommy Dhemz.

  5. Reply Indrani Jan 2,2012 6:47 pm

    Sounds very interesting. A great place to visit for sure.

  6. Reply KB Jan 2,2012 8:08 pm

    Great pics. My OWT is up too.

    Happy New Year from New Zealand.

  7. Reply Deli Jan 2,2012 8:11 pm

    Love the view of the sea, sky and clouds on the first photo. It’s a magnificent shot 🙂 Happy new year!

  8. Reply Gengen Jan 3,2012 12:41 am

    Interesting and cool…Visiting from TT!

  9. Reply Lady Fi Jan 3,2012 12:51 am

    Great shots! What an interesting place to explore.

  10. Reply Joyce M Jan 3,2012 8:10 pm

    Enjoyed your cyber tour of the USS Lexington.
    Happy New Year.
    Joyce M

  11. Reply Rose Jan 3,2012 8:54 pm

    Lovely shots sis!

  12. Reply lina@happy family Jan 4,2012 1:32 am

    Wow, enjoying your shots, Dhemz!

  13. Reply Elvirrah Jan 5,2012 2:26 am

    Its indeed a honour and pleasure to go visit something like that which had done and endured a lot to make the world a safer and better place to live now. The ship looks large and its nice to get to know about it through your post. Great shots i must say.

  14. Reply ann nz Jan 5,2012 4:38 am

    do you have to pay to tour the ship?

  15. Reply Jessica Cassidy Jan 7,2012 5:40 am

    beautiful view Mommy Dhemz, hope kalaag pud mi diha sa inyo puhon 🙂 Laag from Tuesday Travels, hope you can laag in my entry pud.

  16. Reply Travelholic Jan 9,2012 11:20 am

    That is soooo fascinating! I would really love to have a tour on such ship! I’m sure my travel junkie and at the same time learners would be, too. Texas… someday! Lol.

    Visiting from last week’s TT as a host. Thanks for joining, Dhemz! TT for this week is now up and running! Inviting you once again! 🙂

  17. Reply Shydub Jan 10,2012 7:03 pm

    this is really a nice place tsang and 3 hours drive is worth ky you guys able to roam around the place. Thanks sa postcard and magnet

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