USS Oriskany

Florida,North America

USS Oriskany had an active career in the 25 years she did service. She participated in both the Korea war and the Vietnam war before she was taken out of service in 1976. She was "kept in storage" until 1989 when she was stricken from the US Navy lists. In 2004 she was transferred to State of Florida to be sunk as an artificial reef. Oriskany became the first major American warship to be given to this program. In March 2006 she was towed to Florida, and 17.May 2006 everything was set for the sinking. Explosives were placed around the hull and 37 minutes after the detonations she disappeared in the deep. The wreck  rest today standing on her keel on a depth of 24 to 64 meter south of Pensacola.


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USS Oriskany
CV / CVA-34 888,0 x 129,0 x 30,6 f
     
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30800 displ New York ( US ) 1944 ( US )

30° 02.555’ N 087° 00.397’ W
( Source: Florida Dive Trail )


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