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USS Lexington Found!

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Incredible find and in incredible condition!  Just have to keep the souvenir hunters away from her.

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On 3/6/2018 at 3:06 PM, cobraj said:

wow, pretty decent shape considered how long it has been under water

 

At a depth of 3,000 meters (1.86 miles), there's very little oxygen in the water to cause corrosion (at least, that's my guess as I'm no expert).

 

Now here's a picture for the propeller heads:

 

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Doug, your guess would be correct.  Corrosion is an oxidation process.  Oxidation requires oxygen and at such depths, there is little free oxygen, so little corrosion occurs.  

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