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Old 22 May 2006, 15:19   #1
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Sort of sad for an old lady

Go to http://www.irishmansoftware.com/Oriskany.htm. But great photo's
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What was the reason for having that cruiser on the flight deck?
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Interesting to see the small boat still afloat ! Would have thought it would have been sucked down with the aircraft carrier.
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Big boat .

I wonder if it was supposed to go at an angle and how iot ended up. the one they sank here off Plymouth Iam sure was worked out so it went down level and sat on the sea bed.

Very interesting and a little sad really good pics
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Interesting to see the small boat still afloat ! Would have thought it would have been sucked down with the aircraft carrier.

They did the you get sucked down by a sinking ship myth. And …… it is a myth. Will admit they never quite tested it to these sort of standards but they busted a myth.

But yep was wondering why leave the small boat on deck? Other than because they could…
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But yep was wondering why leave the small boat on deck? Other than because they could…
Perhaps had a couple of fixed cameras on? Would take great footage
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Says in the article that the smaller boat held control electronics and power generation for the detonations.

As sad as it was, it is a better fate (lot cheaper, too) than being towed to a scrapyard.

Current state of affairs in the US is that the environmental regulations make it just about impossible to scrap ships locally, so they are cleaned (which takes some doing), and towed to other nations (usually in S. America) for recycling.

Artificial reef projects such as this forego the cost of towing, and they add some benefit to the local sealife.

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Hardly sad ... she could have been scrapped and cut up. Now she lives for another 100 years and will be visited by thousands of divers, she will be a fantastic dive site.

Great photos, were they official or did you fly about over the thing unofficially. When the Scylla was sunk off Plymouth UK, nobody was allowed anywhere near ..
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