Largest artificial reef
Last updated: October 6, 2017 at 1:46 am
The USS Oriskany (271 m / 888 ft), a retired U.S. aircraft carrier was scuttled on May 17, 2006 off the coast of Pensacola, Florida. It took the Oriskany 37 minutes to disappear below the surface. Oriskany (CVA- 34), an attack aircraft carrier, was launched on October 13, 1945, and was decommissioned on September 30, 1975. During the Vietnam conflict, a fire raged through five decks, claiming the lives of 44 men.
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