In last Friday’s Linkzookery, I noted that the plan to sink the USS Oriskany as an artificial reef was finally moving ahead again. While looking for something else, I happened upon this pic of the old carrier:
Onlookers watch as the 888-foot, decommissioned aircraft carrier Oriskany arrives in Pensacola, Fla. from Corpus Christi, Texas, Jan. 11, 2005. Oriskany will be the Navy’s first ship to be sunk under the authority provided under the fiscal year 2004 National Defense Authorization Act (Public Law 108-136), and will be the largest ship sunk as an artificial reef. U.S. Navy photo by Gary Nichols
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