Thursday, May 18, 2006
The Right Way to Dispose of Old Carriers
Yesterday, we sank the USS Oriskany (CV 34) 24 miles off shore from Pensacola in over 200 feet of water. This was a short carrier, one of the several Essex class carriers built after the end of WWII (with plenty of asbestos, no doubt) and later updated with a second offset flight deck. John McCain took off from the Mighty O, as it was called, (probably because it had such a really stupid name for a ship) on the flight where he was shot down and captured.
The French could learn a lot from us boorish colonials.