USS LEXINGTON (CV 16) Commissioned : Feb.17, 1943

Decommissioned : Apr.23, 1947

Reserve
Apr. 1947 - Aug. 1955

at Bremerton, WA.

Redesignated CVA 16 : Oct.1, 1952

SCB-27C
Sep.1, 1953 - Sep.11, 1955

at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

Recommissioned : Aug.15, 1955


Last update on Dec.4, 2013)
ATG-1 (U)
USS LEXINGTON (CVA 16)

May 28, 1956 - Dec.17, 1956 (WestPac)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-111 (*1)SundownersF9F-8/8B
200
VF-52 (*2)KnightridersF2H-3
300
VA-151Black KnightsF7U-3
400
VA-196Main BatteryAD-6
(NF)xx
VC-6 DET.H (*3)FleursAJ-2
(PP)xx
VC-61 DET.H (*4)Eyes of the FleetF9F-8P
(NR)xx
VC-35 DET.H (*5)Night HecklersAD-5N
(ND)xx
VC-11 DET.H (*6) AD-5W
(XF)xx
VX-4 DET.HEvaluatorsF7U-3M
(ZZ)xx
GMGRU-1 DET.H (*7) F9F-6D
(UP)xx
HU-1 DET.HPacific Fleet AngelsHUP-2
(*1) VF-111 disestablished on Jan.19, 1959
(*2) VF-52 disestablished on Feb.23, 1959
(*3) VC-6 redesignated to VAH-6 on Jul.1, 1956
(*4) VC-61 redesignated to VFP-61 on Jul.1, 1956
(*5) VC-35 redesignated to VA(AW)-35 on Jul.1, 1956
(*6) VC-11 redesignated to VAW-11 on Jul.11, 1956
(*7) GMGRU-1 : Guided Misslie Group ONE


(Last update on Dec.2, 2015)
CVG-12 (D)
USS LEXINGTON (CVA 16)

Apr.19, 1957 - Oct.17, 1957 (WestPac)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-121PacemakersFJ-3M
200
VF-124 (*1)MoonshinersF3H-2/2N
300
VF-123 (*2)The Blue RacersF9F-8
400
VA-125 (*1)Rough RaidersAD-6/7
(ZC)xx
VAH-6 DET.GFleursAJ-2
(RR)xx
VAW-11 DET.GEarly ElevenAD-5W
(VV)xx
VA(AW)-35 DET.GNight HecklersAD-5N
(PP)xx
VFP-61 DET.GEyes of the FleetF9F-8P
(ZZ)xx
GMGRU-1 DET.G (*3) FJ-3D
(UP)xx
HU-1 DET.GPacific Fleet AngelsHUP-2
(*1) VF-124 and VA-125 disestablished on Apr.10, 1958
(*2) VF-123 redesignated to VF-53 on Apr.12, 1958
(*3) GMGRU-1 : Guided Misslie Group ONE


(Last update on Feb.5, 2014)
Overhaul
Nov.9, 1957 - Mar.26, 1958

at Bremerton, WA.


(Last update on Sep.11, 2019)
CVG-21 (NP)
USS LEXINGTON (CVA 16)

Jul.17, 1958 - Dec.19, 1958 (WestPac)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-24 (*1)CorsairsF3H-2M
200
VA-212Rampant RaidersFJ-4B
300
VF-213Black LionsF4D-1
400
VA-215RaidersAD-6/5
(ZD)x
VAH-8 DET.LFireballersA3D-2
(Modex #2, #6, #7, #9)
(RR)7xx
VAW-11 DET.LEarly ElevenAD-5W
(Modex #7xx, #7xx, #7xx)
(VV)8xx
VA(AW)-35 DET.LNight HecklersAD-5N
(Modex #865, #8xx, #8xx, #8xx)
(PP)9xx
VFP-61 DET.LEyes of the FleetF9F-8P
(Modex #962, #986, #988)
(ZZ)xx
GMGRU-1 DET.L FJ-3D
(UP)xx
HU-1 DET.LPacific Fleet AngelsHUP-2
(Modex #12, #14)
(*1) VF-24 redesignated to VF-211 on Mar.9, 1959


(Last update on Apr.9, 2014)
CVG-21 (NP)
USS LEXINGTON (CVA 16)

Apr.25, 1959 - Dec.3, 1959 (WestPac)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-211ChackmatesF11F-1
200
VA-212Rampant RaidersFJ-4B
300
VF-213Black LionsF4D-1
400
VA-215RaidersAD-6/5
(ZB)xx
VAH-4 DET.LFourrunnersA3D-2
(Modex #3, #5, #6, #12)
(RR)7xx
VAW-11 DET.L
VAW-11 DET.LW (*1)
Early ElevenAD-5W
(Modex #744, #745, #7xx)
(VV)84x
VA(AW)-35 DET.L (*2) (*3)Night HecklersAD-5N
(Modex #845, #846, #847, #848)
(VV)84x
VAW-11 DET.LN (*4)Early ElevenAD-5N
(Modex #845, #846, #847, #848)
(PP)9xx
VFP-61 DET.L
VCP-63 DET.L (*5)
Eyes of the FleetF9F-8P
(Modex #963, #964, #971)
(UP)xx
HU-1 DET.LPacific Fleet AngelsHUP-2
(*1) VAW-11 DET.L redesignated VAW-11 DET.LW on May 1959
(*2) VA(AW)-35 DET.L deployed aboard until May 1959,
transferred four AD-5Ns to VAW-11 DET.LN
(*3) VA(AW)-35 redesignated to VA-122 on Jun.29, 1959
(*4) VAW-11 DET.LN deployed aboard from May 1959,
received four AD-5Ns from VA(AW)-35 DET.L
(*5) VFP-61 redesignated to VCP-63 on Jul.1, 1959


Overhaul : early 1960
at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard


(Last update on Nov.15, 2017)
CVG-21 (NP)
USS LEXINGTON (CVA 16)

Oct.29, 1960 - Jun.6, 1961 (WestPac)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-211ChackmatesF8U-1
200
VA-212Rampant RaidersFJ-4B
300
VF-213Black LionsF3H-2
500
VA-215Barn OwlsAD-6
600
VA-216Black DiamondsFJ-4B
(ZB)xx
VAH-4 DET.LFourrunnersA3D-2
Modex : 16, 18, xx
(VR)7xx
VAW-13 DET.LZappersWF-2
Modex : 789, 7xx, 7xx
(PP)9xx
VCP-63 DET.L (*1)Eyes of the FleetF8U-1P
Modex : 901, 905, 911
(UP)xx
HU-1 DET.LPacific Fleet AngelsHUP-3
Modex : 3
(*1) VCP-63 redesignated to VFP-63 on Jul.1, 1961


(Last update on Sep.19, 2018)
CVG-14 (NK)
USS LEXINGTON (CVA 16)

Nov.9, 1961 - May 15, 1962 (WestPac)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-141 (*1)Iron AnagelsF3H-2
(WS)200
VMF-323Death RattlersF8U-2
300
VA-146Blue DiamondsFJ-4B
400
VA-144Road RunnersFJ-4B
500
VA-145SwordsmenAD-6
(ZB)xx
VAH-4 DET.FFourrunnersA3D-2
Modex : 2, 5, 11
(VR)7xx
VAW-13 DET.FZappersAD-5Q
Modex : 705, 706, 712
(RR)7xx
VAW-11 DET.FEarly ElevenWF-2
Modex : 784, 791, 794
(PP)9xx
VFP-63 DET.FEyes of the FleetF8U-1P
Modex : 901, 905, 929
(UP)xx
HU-1 DET.FPacific Fleet AngelsHUP-3
Modex : 30, xx
(*1) VF-141 redesignated to VF-53 on Oct.15, 1963


(Last update on Mar.20, 2019)
CVG-5 (NF) (*1)
USS LEXINGTON (CVA 16)
Jul.23, 1962 - Sep.12, 1962
(Homeport Change : San Diego to Norfolk rounded the Cape Horn)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
200
VF-54Silver KingsF3H-2
300
VA-52KnightridersAD-6
(ZB)xx
VAH-4 DET.FFourrunnersA3D-2
(UP)xx
HU-1 DET.FPacific Fleet AngelsHUP-2
(*1) USS LEXINGTON (CVA 16) and USS CONSTELLATION (CVA 64)
embarked CVG-5 in 1962 at the same time.
Only two squadrons from CVG-5 were aboard USS LEXINGTON (CVA 16).


Redesignated CVS 16 : Oct.1, 1962


(Last update on Nov.2, 2011)
CVG-3 (AC)
USS LEXINGTON (CVS 16)

Oct.24, 1962 - Nov.15, 1962 (Caribbean)
Modex
SquadronAircraft
100
VF-31TomcattersF-3B
200
VF-32SwordsmenF-8D
(AK)200
VF-62BoomerangsF-8B
(AG)400
VA-86SidewindersA-4B/C
600
VA-36Road RunnersA-4C
(HU)xx
HU-2 DET.16Fleet AngelsUH-25C


Redesignated CVT 16 : Jan.1, 1969

Redesignated AVT 16 : Jul.1, 1978


(Last update on Oct.21, 2015)
Selected Restricted Availability (SRA)
Nov. 1984 - Aug.9, 1985

at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, PA.


Decommissioned : Nov.8, 1991