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You miss the poiint.
Who functionally caused Lexington's loss? Would the Americans have sent her to the bottom without all of the damage incurred from the Japanese attacks upon her?
The Americans did sink the Lexington. The destroyer Phelps fired five torpedoes into the burning carrier, after it was ascertained that all of the crew were off the ship. She sank shortly thereafter.
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