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    Aircraft carrier sunk intentionally

    Aircraft carrier sunk intentionally.

    Sinking of the Oriskany 17-May-2006
    The Oriskany, a decommissioned aircraft carrier, was sunk
    24 miles off the coast of Pensacola, Fla., on May 17 to form
    an artificial reef. The sinking of the 888-foot ship took 37 minutes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheriff
    Aircraft carrier sunk intentionally.

    Sinking of the Oriskany 17-May-2006
    The Oriskany, a decommissioned aircraft carrier, was sunk
    24 miles off the coast of Pensacola, Fla., on May 17 to form
    an artificial reef. The sinking of the 888-foot ship took 37 minutes

    Site is slow to load at first, but well worth the wait, even if you're on dialup.

    http://www.irishmansoftware.com/Oriskany.htm

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    I slow down, and then it occurs to me, I'm not afraid of small children"!

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    May she rest in peace.

    A damn sight better fate than being cut up for scrap metal.

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    How deep does she rest?

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    I read an article last week about it. I can't remember exactly how deep it is, but they did say that sport divers using mixed gas rigs could get down to the top of her tower.

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    Her deck rests at 132 - 134 feet, I believe, which is a bit lower than they were shooting for as the max depth for sport diving is 130 feet, after that it's deep water diving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RdrB67
    What's with the other boat on the deck?
    The SMALL BOAT on the deck of carrier contains a generator and electronics to set off the explosions. It was designed so this small boat would float free after the carrier sunk.
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