USS Lexington Slide Show Pictures

Well my slide show experiment worked for some, not for others so I am going to repost the slide show sections.  There may be some duplicates.

Hanger Deck

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It is huge, there is a 16 person Flight Simulator Ride as well as a movie theater.
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First step in Naval Aviation, a trainer
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Hanger Bay Sliding Doors

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A Douglass Dauntless fighter-bomber
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Heavy torpedo bomber of the type George HW Bush flew

Lower Decks

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Knobs, Handles, Dials … OH MY!
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Steam Turbines, One High Pressure, One Low Pressure  Both Feed Giant Gear Reduction Transmissions to the Propeller Shafts
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Boilers Make High Pressure Steam
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Yum, Plastic Food.  Breakfast in the other line looked worse.  The sign at the head of the line said “Take All You Want but Eat All You Take”  When the Lexington was decommissioned in the early 90’s they were spending more than $1 million a week on food.
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This was the Officer’s Barber.  There were three for everyone else. 
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Nuts for Knots
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Anchor Chain

Flight Deck

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View from the Bridge
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Blue Angel
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F-14 Tomcat
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5″ Deck Guns, 15 rounds a minute!
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Bird on a Wire (antenna)
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Lots of Anti-Aircraft guns on both sides
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Catapult Line

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Tomcat
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Cloudy Day but Hot

More later,

Roger and Susan

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