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May 14-18, 2006
SINKING THE EX-ORISKANY

Some pictures of the carrier prior to its sinking on May 17, as well as some images from the assessment dive conducted on May 18.

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(l) The EX-ORISKANY arrives at the site upon an angry sea; (r) Navy trainer attempts a touch and go.


(l) A view of the carrier just prior to detonation; (r) sistership R/V ATHENA II mirrors us along the west side of the ship.


(l) Escambia County project manager Robert Turpin showing off his pride and joy; (r) catching Keith's camera strobe.


(l) Lower bridge; (r) view of the island's forward portion.


(l) Rust clouds still emerging from the hangar below; (r) flashing blown upwards along an expansion joint on the flight deck.


(l) Platform for the radar array, whose fiberglass cover was torn loose during the sinking; (r) the barren flight deck.


Keith working hard to get that perfect shot.