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World War II Carrier 'Lady Lex' Found 2 Miles ­nder Sea by Allen Expedition


5-inch gun mount, USS Lexington

A photo provided by Paul Allen shows one of USS Lexington's 5-inch gun mounts. Nearly 76 years after it sank, the rifling is still visible in the barrel.

Credit: Paul Allen / Getty Images

Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, has put his money into many passion pursuits. Underwater archaeology—specifically, finding ships sunk during World War II—is one of the most prominent.

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