American Carrrier Sunk




 
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May 17th, 2006  
LeEnfield
 
 

Topic: American Carrrier Sunk


An American carrier was sunk today

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=1973244
May 17th, 2006  
AJChenMPH
 
 
I remember reading about that on the NAS Pensacola website.
May 20th, 2006  
ghost457
 
 
You scared me! I thought that it was an active carrier at first, but then I read the article.

What a great tribute to a great ship!
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May 20th, 2006  
tomtom22
 
 
It was also reported on this site here: http://www.military-quotes.com/forum...light=Oriskany
May 20th, 2006  
WarMachine
 
 
Now what the hell are we going to do with the nimitz? It would be spectacular to see that thing 'retire' in the same fashion.
May 21st, 2006  
rotc boy
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ghost457
You scared me! I thought that it was an active carrier at first, but then I read the article.

What a great tribute to a great ship!

i thought the same thing at first, scared the sh out of me
May 23rd, 2006  
AJChenMPH
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by WarMachine
Now what the hell are we going to do with the nimitz? It would be spectacular to see that thing 'retire' in the same fashion.
I don't think the Nimitz is going anywhere anytime soon. It's still relatively new and in good operating condition. The Oriskany was an older carrier from the Vietnam era (in fact, that was the carrier that Sen. John McCain was flying off of when he was shot down -- he transferred there after the Forrestal fire) and too old and too small to support today's carrier ops.
May 23rd, 2006  
drakken
 
Do you mind if we bring some company to your carrier?
May 23rd, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
More the merrier mate.
May 28th, 2006  
tomtom22
 
 
For pictures of the sinking of the USS Oriskany go here:
http://www.irishmansoftware.com/Oriskany.htm