You can snap an awesome pic of the USS Lexington across the Corpus Christi Ship Channel on North Beach, from the north end of the Seawall near the Corpus Christi Visitor Information Center.You can snap an awesome pic of the USS Lexington across the Corpus Christi Ship Channel on North Beach, from the north end of the Seawall near the Corpus Christi Visitor Information Center.
What Navy ship is in Corpus Christi?
USS Lexington Museum USS Lexington (CV-16)HistoryUnited StatesNickname(s)The Blue GhostHonors and awardsSee AwardsStatusMuseum Ship at the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, 2914 N. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, Texas43 more rows
How much is the Lexington in Corpus Christi?
The ship welcomes patrons from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily year-round. Tickets cost $16.95 for adults, $11.95 for children ages 4 through 12 and $14.95 for seniors and military service members. Children 3 and younger can visit for free. Guided tours and the flight simulator cost an additional fee.
What is special about Corpus Christi?
Corpus Christi is the 8th largest city in Texas with an estimated population of 316,381. Corpus Christi covers 452.2 square miles, of which 124.3 are land and 327.9 are water. The average high temperature in July and August is 93 degrees. The average high temperature in January is 65 degrees.
Does the USS Lexington still run?
In 1992, USS LEXINGTON became a permanent Texas resident, yall! After the ship was decommissioned, a task force known as Landing Force 16 worked to move the ship to Corpus Christi. Were still enjoying this, very large, piece of history over 20 years later.
What is the aircraft carrier in Corpus Christi made of?
steel hull USS Lexington (CV-16) was launched in 1942 as a welded, steel hull, Essex-class aircraft carrier with an overall length of 872 feet and a length along the waterline of 820 feet. Lexington had hangar deck capacity for 103 aircraft.
Are there 2 USS Lexington?
THIS USS LEXINGTON, CV-16, is technically the second USS LEXINGTON. The first USS LEXINGTON, CV-2, was sunk in the Coral Sea, but was then replaced by the USS Cabot which was then named USS LEXINGTON.
Is the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi a replica?
Beat the Blast at the Worlds First Escape Room Aboard the USS Lexington! This is the most unique escape room experience in Corpus Christi! This high-tech and high-intensity challenge is set aboard the LEX. Its a real WWII aircraft carrier and based on actual historical events.
Does the USS Lexington have a gift shop?
The gift shop in the USS Lexington is known as the Ships Store. The souvenirs aboard the USS Lexington are for everyone from history buffs to children, including flight jackets, USS Lexington hoodies, aviator caps and toys. Location: 2914 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Why is USS Lexington called The Blue Ghost?
The Japanese reported LEXINGTON sunk no less than four times! Yet, each time she returned to fight again, leading the propagandist Tokyo Rose to nickname her “The Blue Ghost.” The name is a tribute to the ship and the crew and air groups that served aboard her.