View Full Version : A sad farewell to the USS Oriskany aircraft carrier

08-13-2006, 12:46 PM
We brought her to Pensacola to build a huge artificial reef for fishing and diving. Everything went well with the sinking and she went down flight deck side up. I couldn't go to the sinking (working), but I got real close to her while she was tied up waiting for the permits. It's hard to express the HUGENESS of her in pictures. It makes you proud to be part of a country that could build a ship so massive. Kind of sad putting her down, but at least she is not going out cut up to make cat food cans. These pictures were taken by my friend Leon in his Kayak.

http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/9858/1ua6.th.jpg (http://img159.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1ua6.jpg)

http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/5043/2ka0.th.jpg (http://img159.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2ka0.jpg)

http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/5007/3od5.th.jpg (http://img159.imageshack.us/my.php?image=3od5.jpg)

http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/8250/4wv6.th.jpg (http://img159.imageshack.us/my.php?image=4wv6.jpg)

http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/8185/5ye5.th.jpg (http://img159.imageshack.us/my.php?image=5ye5.jpg)

08-13-2006, 12:47 PM
LOL, The pics wound up huge too.

08-13-2006, 01:03 PM
They are not so big now. :D

08-13-2006, 01:06 PM
i see, they are minatureized now

08-13-2006, 05:08 PM
LOL Thanks!

08-13-2006, 05:13 PM
You're welcome, and great photos.