Sinking of the Air Craft Carrier Oriskany

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The Oriskany Reef was deployed on the morning of May 17, 2006, at a water depth of 212 feet, approximately 22.5 nautical miles southeast of Pensacola Pass | MAP |. The depth reports on the flight deck ranged from 130-140 feet and reported minimum depths ranged from 61-71 feet. The vessel is 888 feet long, has a beam of 157 feet and took 37 minutes to sink. The cost of the project was $20 million and the site has been nicknamed "The Great Carrier Reef". Her reported coordinates are 3002.6'N 8700.4'W. The uppermost structure is at 3002.555'N and 8700.397'W. | Source 1 | | Source 2 | | Source 3 | | Photos 1 | | Photos 2 | | Photos 3 | | AP Video |

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