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USS Lexingtona CV-16

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USS Lexington

In June 1942, five days after the Navy's public acknowledgement of the sinking of the USS Lexington, CV 2, workers at the Quincy shipyard where the ship was built twenty-one years earlier cabled Navy Secretary Frank Knox and proposed a change in the name of a carrier currently under construction there to the USS Lexington (from the USS Cabot).[4] Knox agreed to the proposal, and by September 23, 1942 the fifth Lexington (CV-16) was launched.

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