Essex-class carrier Oriskany, the last ship of the class to be commissioned, being intentionally sunk to form an artificial reef 20 miles south of Pensacola, Florida, United States, 17 May 2006.

Caption   Essex-class carrier Oriskany, the last ship of the class to be commissioned, being intentionally sunk to form an artificial reef 20 miles south of Pensacola, Florida, United States, 17 May 2006. ww2dbase
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 9 Jan 2020

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
9 Jul 2020 08:10:48 PM

Of all 24 Essex-class carriers, Oriskany was the only one to be sunk by any means. The quality of the original design was such that extensive preparations were required to get the ship to sink at all and even so, she fought it right to the end.

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