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USS LEXINGTON “Blue Ghost” 1977 C-1 Trader Model

$279.00

2 in stock (can be backordered)

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USS LEXINGTON “Blue Ghost” 1977 C-1 Trader Model

Fly with the USS LEXINGTON “Blue Ghost” 1977 in this hand crafted C-1 Trader Model. Each piece is carved from wood and hand painted to provide a piece you’ll love.

Wingspan – 18 inches

USS Lexington (CV/CVA/CVS/CVT/AVT-16), nicknamed “The Blue Ghost”, 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.