On 26 September 1942, Essex class Aircraft carrier USS Lexington CV-16 was launched at Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, MA, sponsored by Mrs. Theodore Douglas Robinson.
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, Corpus Christi, TX
On 3 August 1942, Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-12) was laid down at Newport News shipbuilding, Newport News, VA. She was originally named USS Kearsarge but was renamed in honor of the prior USS Hornet (CV-8 ), which was lost in October 1942, becoming the eighth ship to bear the name.
USS Hornet - Sea, Air and Space Museum, Alameda, CA
on 15 July 2015, a three alarm fire broke out aboard the aircraft carrier USS Midway (CV-41) prompting the ship to be evacuated.
On 27 June 1970, Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10) was decommissioned by her last CO, Capt. Owen Austin Kidd in Philadelphia, PA, and was berthed with the Philadelphia Group, Atlantic Reserve Fleet.