An Air Force spouse was due in court next week after being accused of trying to kill a young airman at Misawa Air Base.
A spokesman said the Fitzgerald crew is at fault because the Crystal was traveling on its right side.
The Lexington was critically damaged by Japanese forces during the Battle of the Coral Sea on May 8, 1942.
The slur -- a derogatory term for African-Americans -- was made from existing letters advertising the film "Black Panther."
A U.S. fighter jet experiencing an engine fire dropped two fuel tanks into a lake in Japan's north.
In the last three months, the Osprey is the third Marine Corps aircraft in the region to lose a part while in flight.
The sailors, some assigned to the carrier Ronald Reagan, are suspected of buying, selling and using illegal drugs.
The Boeing AH-64 combat helicopter crashed in Kanzaki city in Saga prefecture seven minutes after taking off.
A sailor assigned to the carrier USS Ronald Reagan was arrested by Tokyo police after being accused of sexual assault.
Okinawa remains angry over a series of mishaps last month involving U.S. Marine Corps helicopters.