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Resolve Marine Group employees, Mr. Aaron Nahapetian (left), and Mr. Robert Lee Jr. begin pulling cable in off the flilght deck of USS ORISKANY (CVA-34) during preparations to sink the vessel, conducted at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Florida (FL). The ORISKANY is schedule to be scuttled 22 miles south of Florida in approximately 212 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico where it will become the largest ship ever intentionally sunk as an artificial reef. After the ORISKANY reaches the bottom, ownership of the vessel will transfer from the Navy to the State of Florida

Resolve Marine Group employees, Mr. Aaron Nahapetian (left), and Mr. Robert Lee Jr. begin pulling cable in off the flilght deck of USS ORISKANY (CVA-34) during preparations to sink the vessel, conducted at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Florida (FL). The ORISKANY is schedule to be scuttled 22 miles south of Florida in approximately 212 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico where it will become the largest ship ever intentionally sunk as an artificial reef. After the ORISKANY reaches the bottom, ownership of the vessel will transfer from the Navy to the State of Florida

 
 
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The original finding aid described this photograph as:

Base: Naval Air Station, Pensacola

State: Florida (FL)

Country: United States Of America (USA)

Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Jackey Bratt, USN

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

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20/04/2006
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The U.S. National Archives
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