LEXINGTON AVT 16

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Essex Class Aircraft Carrier
    Keel Laid July 15 1941 as CABOT
    Named changed June 16 1942
    Launched September 26 1942

  1. USS LEXINGTON CV-16
    Commissioned February 17 1943 - Decommissioned April 23 1947
    Reclassified Attack Aircraft Carrier (CVA) October 1 1952 While in reserve

  2. USS LEXINGTON CVA-16
    Recommissioned August 15 1955

  3. USS LEXINGTON CVS-16
    Reclassified Anti-Submarine Support Aircraft Carrier (CVS) October 1 1962

  4. USS LEXINGTON CVT-16
    Reclassified Training Carrier (CVT) January 1 1969

  5. USS LEXINGTON AVT-16
    Reclassified Auxiliary Aircraft Landing Training Ship (AVT) July 1 1978
    Decommissioned November 26 1991

    Struck from Naval Register November 30 1991
    Transferred January 23 1992 to the city of Corpus Christi, TX as a memorial
LEXINGTON CVS PATCH.jpg
Lexington AVT16 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

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  1. Lexington Covers Page 1    (1944-91)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Date From
to
Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image

Post Office Established March 15 1943 - Disestablished June 8 1946


 

Locy Type
2(n)

1946-02-10

GregCiesielski Lexington CV16 19460210 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Lexington CV16 19460210 1 Front.jpg

As CV-16
Cachet by Walter G. Crosby


 

Locy Type
2#

(Br. #16094)

1945-12-25

JonBurdett lexington cv16 19451225r pm.jpg
JonBurdett lexington cv16 19451225.jpg

As CV-16


 

Locy Type
2z

1945-09-28

JonBurdett lexington cv16 19450928 pm.jpg
JonBurdett lexington cv16 19450928.jpg

As CV-16


 

Locy Type
7z*

1944-08-22

JonBurdett lexington cv16 19440822 pm.jpg
JonBurdett lexington cv16 19440822.jpg

As CV-16
Censored wartime (WWII) use


 

Locy Type
9efsu

1945-05-23
to
1945-05-28

JonBurdett lexington cv16 19450528 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett lexington cv16 19450528.jpg

As CV-16
Mark from back of cover


 

Locy Type
F Sep 1945

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. L-33

1945-09-06

JonBurdett lexington cv16 19450906 pm.jpg
JonBurdett lexington cv16 19450906.jpg

As CV-16


 

Locy Type
F Sep 6, 1945

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. L-33b

1945-09-06
to
1945-09-17

JonBurdett lexington cv16 19450906-3 pm.jpg
JonBurdett lexington cv16 19450906-3.jpg

As CV-16


 

Locy Type
F Sep 6, 1945

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. L-33c

1945-09-06

JonBurdett lexington cv16 19450906-1 pm.jpg
JonBurdett lexington cv16 19450906-1.jpg

As CV-16


 

Locy Type
F Sep 6, 1945

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. L-33i

1945-09-06

JonBurdett lexington cv16 19450906-2 pm.jpg
JonBurdett lexington cv16 19450906-2.jpg

As CV-16


Post Office Reestablished August 15 1955 - Disestablished November 26 1991


 

Locy Type
2

1956-08-04

JonBurdett lexington cva16 19560804 pm.jpg
JonBurdett lexington cva16 19560804.jpg

As CVA-16


 

Locy Type
2(n) (CVA)

1961-05-14

GregCiesielski Lexington CVA16 19610514 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Lexington CVA16 19610514 1 Front.jpg

As CVA-16


 

Locy Type
2(n) (CVS,USS)

1956-08-04

JonBurdett lexington cvs16 19670704 pm.jpg
JonBurdett lexington cvs16 19670704.jpg

As CVS-16


 

Locy Type
2t(n+u) (CVT,USS)

1970-07-20

JonBurdett lexington cvt16 19700720 pm.jpg
JonBurdett lexington cvt16 19700720.jpg

As CVT-16


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. L-33d

1978-11-21

GregCiesielski Lexington AVT16 19781121 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Lexington AVT16 19781121 1 Front.jpg

As AVT-16
First Day of Use - New Cachet. Cover by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. L-33d

1978-11-25

GregCiesielski Lexington AVT16 19781125 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Lexington AVT16 19781125 1 Front.jpg

As AVT-16
Cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. L-33e

1983-12-20

GregCiesielski Lexington AVT16 19831220 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Lexington AVT16 19831220 1 Front.jpg

As AVT-16
Cachet by Duane Rosendale


 

Locy Type
2-1(n+) (A,D1,USS)

1991-04-15

JonBurdett lexington avt16 19910415 pm.jpg
JonBurdett lexington avt16 19910415.jpg

As AVT-16


 

Locy Type
7dit(n+u) (POW/MIA)

1972-06-12

JonBurdett lexington cvt16 19720612 pm.jpg
JonBurdett lexington cvt16 19720612.JPG

As CVT-16


 

Locy Type
7n (C+,CVA)

1961-01-19

GregCiesielski Lexington CVA16 19610119 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Lexington CVA16 19610119 1 Front.jpg

As CVA-16


 

Locy Type
7qt(n+u) (CVA,USS)

1963-02-12

JonBurdett lexington cva16 19630212 pm.jpg
JonBurdett lexington cva16 19630212.JPG

As CVA-16


 

Locy Type
7qt(n+u) (CVS,USS)

1968-10-25

JonBurdett lexington cvs16 19681025 pm.jpg
JonBurdett lexington cvs16 19681025.jpg

As CVS-16


 

Locy Type
7qt(n+u) (CVT,USS)

1973-02-17

JonBurdett lexington cvt16 19730217 pm.jpg
JonBurdett lexington cvt16 19730217.JPG

As CVT-16


 

Locy Type
9efu

1956-08-04

JonBurdett lexington cva16 19560804 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett lexington cva16 19560804.jpg

As CVA-16


 

Locy Type
9-1(n+u)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. L-33f

1978-11-21

GregCiesielski Lexington AVT16 19781121 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Lexington AVT16 19781121 1 Front.jpg

As AVT-16
First Day of Use - New Cachet. Cover by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type
9-1(n+u)

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. L-33g

1984-11-15

JonBurdett lexington avt16 19841115r pm9.jpg
JonBurdett lexington avt16 19841115.JPG

As AVT-16


 

Locy Type
LDC 2-1(n+) Nov 26, 1991

1991-11-26

JonBurdett lexington avt16 19911126 pm.jpg
JonBurdett lexington avt16 19911126.JPG

As AVT-16
Last Day in Commission


 

Locy Type
LDC 9-1(n+u)

1991-11-26

JonBurdett lexington avt16 19911126 pm9.jpg
JonBurdett lexington avt16 19911126-1.jpg

As AVT-16
Last Day in Commission

 

Other Information

LEXINGTON earned 11 Battle Stars for WWII service

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Presidential Unit Citation - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (2) - Navy Expeditionary Service Medal - China Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (11 stars) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal ("Asia" clasp) - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (3) - Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon - Philippine Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal (2 stars)

NAMESAKE - Initially named CABOT after the first European explorer to reach the North American mainland. Renamed June 16 1942, to honor USS LEXINGTON CV-2 (lost one month earlier at the Battle of the Coral Sea), thus becoming the fifth U.S. warship to bear the name of the town in Massachusetts where Minutemen fought a detachment of British troops April 19 1775, opening the Revolutionary War with the "shot heard round the world."

 


 

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