The USS Lexington Chapel

Though hit by a kamikaze pilot and plane during World War II, after some serious repair work, the USS Lexington was restored and used once again as a huge functional ship.  Decommissioned in 1991, it now serves as a floating museum in the Corpus Christi Bay in Texas, giving countless people a chance to see, touch, feel, and smell what it is like to be on a Navy ship.

Navy ship chapels served all faiths of the sailors on board.  The current chapel on the USS Lexington is on one of the lower decks.  A sign to the entrance of the chapel encourages a respectful silence, offering visitors a quiet place to think and pray in the midst of touring the big floating museum.