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Not "who"?, what. Me!
But lets blame the diego's, It's the age of Jingoism, huzzah!
More pertinent is who really sank the Maine .
Same could be said regarding the Akagi.
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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