One of twelve 127 mm caliber cannons after 80 years on the sea bottom.
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was also torn away and is located approximately in the middle of the wreckage debris. The underwater robot RV Petrel also
located a Japanese torpedo which sank to
the bottom after it had missed its target.
An interesting discovery was made west
of the shipwreck. There is a group of 11
aircraft which slipped off Lexington’s deck
when she was sinking-seven Devastators,
three Dauntlesses and a Wildcat. The planes are in very good condition with well-preserved paint work. Besides the national markings the kill markings and unit
insignia are still visible under a Wildcat
A group of Devastator torpedo bombers rests at the bottom of the ocean.
Besides the unit insignia four kills and one bombing mission markings are still visible
under a Wildcat canopy.