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TripleTap
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)

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

btown02
08-13-2006, 01:03 PM
They are not so big now. :D

jmz5
08-13-2006, 01:06 PM
i see, they are minatureized now

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

btown02
08-13-2006, 05:13 PM
You're welcome, and great photos.