Retired USN warship starts new career - as a reef

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  1. Colin1

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    Remember watching a program about this when they sunk the USS Oriskany CV-34 to let her become a reef....better than scrapping me think.
     
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    Not a bad plan at all.
     
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    Definitely!

    Sad to see a proud ship get cut up.

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    Always hate to see any ship with history to it go to the breakers. This seems a better fate to me.
     
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    Agree that it is a good way for a warship to retire but i have mixed feelings...

    As SCUBA diver and a history buff living in FL, I cant wait to dive on the Oriskany and the Vandenberg but intentionally sunk ships just arent very interesting to me... I'd rather go diving on a natural reef.

    That being said, diving on an aircraft carrier would be a rare treat. I wish they sunk the Oriskany in shallower water. To stay within safe dive parameters, you cant go to the flight deck.... you have to stay around the island.

    Dive Oriskany reef - Pensacola SCUBA diving

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    I tried once
    a giant squid turned up in a luminous day-glo jersey and waved me off for a go-around
     
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