USS Lexington Archived Framed Photo. These ready to mount photo plaques are 100% Made in the USA, are 9x12 inches in size and come with either a black or cherry wood finish. The image itself is of good quality, is scratch resistant, can be cleaned with abrasive cleaners & will last well over a 150 years as long as it is not stored in direct sunlight. The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CVA-16) underway in the Western Pacific, with Carrier Air Group 21 (CVG-21), on 16 August 1958. Just eight days later, on 24 August, Communist Chinese artillery began shelling the Nationalist Chinese islands of Quemoy and Matsu, prompting the Blue Ghost´s (as Lexington was called) deployment to the Taiwan Straits at various times during the next four months, along with other units of the U.S. Seventh Fleet. Date 16 August 1958.