The USS Lexington CV-16 was the longest serving air craft carrier of World War II. The ship was painted in a unique Navy blue un-camoflagued color. During the war, the Japanese reported sinking the ship multiple times only to have the US Navy to debunk the ship saying that it is still afloat. Wartime Japanese radio announcer Tokyo Rose proclaimed that the US had a ghost ship. The US sailors on board the Lexington like it and the name stuck and the ship became known as the “The Blue Ghost”.