Although no doubt very sad for AMERICA vets, I’ve got to think going down as a test “target” is a better fate than the breakers. Future carriers will incorporate things learned from sinking the AMERICA, and that means that American sailors will probably survive accidents or attacks thanks to the sacrifice of the ship.
From that site I also discovered a website dedicated to getting the next carrier named USS AMERICA. I had floated the idea in my first post about the impending doom of CV-66, and am glad to see that others think likewise. Go check them out and keep an eye on them. For my part, I’m going to see what MO can do to help them out.