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USS Lexington CV-16


“USS Lexington CV-16”  – January 2018

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“USS Lexington CV-16” – Corpus Christi, Texas (Arches Rough 11 x 15 – Daniel Smith Watercolor Paints) – January 2018

Saunders Rough Watercolor Paper
Daniel Smith Paints
Painted:  January 2018

This is the a series of paintings of the USS Lexington CV-16 or the “Blue Ghost.  This majestic aircraft carrier is an Essex-class aircraft carrier built during World War II for the United States Navy. Originally intended to be named Cabot, word arrived during construction that USS Lexington (CV-2) had been lost in the Battle of the Coral Sea. The new aircraft carrier was renamed while under construction to commemorate the earlier ship. She was the fifth U.S. Navy ship to bear the name in honor of the Revolutionary War Battle of Lexington.

Since 1992, the ship has been docked in Corpus Christi, Texas, where she operates as a museum.