Keeping the blogosphere posted on the goings on of the world of submarines since late 2004... and mocking and belittling general foolishness wherever it may be found. Idaho's first and foremost submarine blog. (If you don't like something on this blog, please E-mail me; don't call me at home.)

Thursday, May 18, 2006

USS Oriskany -- RIP

The ex-USS Oriskany (CV 34) was sunk off of Pensacola yesterday to serve as an artificial reef. While submariners as a rule get a kick out of seeing surface ships sink, it's somewhat humbling to see a ship this big go down. A video of the sinking (compressed to just over a minute from the 37 minutes she actually took to sink) can be found here (as part of this BBC story); some pictures of the sinking are below:





2 Comments:

Anonymous chrys said...

great photo share - Thanks!

5/17/2006 11:52 PM

 
Anonymous virgil said...

Sea level photos and videos of the sinking are posted at DestinSharks.com

5/25/2006 8:07 PM

 

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