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han freak solo
05-26-2006, 07:38 AM
A two war carrier becomes a reef (http://www.irishmansoftware.com/Oriskany.htm)

good pics.

LStarosta
05-26-2006, 07:45 AM
LOL sweet that little boat on the deck is still floating.

SkyChimp
05-26-2006, 04:53 PM
Sweet pics. I think that's a fantastic way to put a ship to rest. She'll go on serving as a habitat for all sort of marine life.

Until this story hit the news, frankly I didn't even know that carrier was still around. I thought it would have been cut up a long time ago.

Any ideas what other old carriers are still around?

Esel1964
05-27-2006, 01:53 AM
Originally posted by han freak solo:
A two war carrier becomes a reef (http://www.irishmansoftware.com/Oriskany.htm)

good pics. Too bad they sunk her so deep,great fishing,sure;but it's beyond non-decompression,recreational diving.That's Nitrox territory.
120 ft. deep,would've been about right.

Esel1964
05-27-2006, 01:57 AM
Originally posted by SkyChimp:
Sweet pics. I think that's a fantastic way to put a ship to rest. She'll go on serving as a habitat for all sort of marine life.

Until this story hit the news, frankly I didn't even know that carrier was still around. I thought it would have been cut up a long time ago.

Any ideas what other old carriers are still around?

Don't know any names,but,there are some carriers here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puget_Sound_Navy_Yard

han freak solo
05-28-2006, 08:20 AM
A bump for Memorial Day tomorrow.

Bremspropeller
05-28-2006, 08:39 AM
Another Vietnam vet gone.