A US Navy (USN) personnel conduct a pier-side press conference at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Florida (FL) for the decommissioned USN Aircraft Carrier USS ORISKANY (CVA 34), as the ship makes final preparations for sinking. The ORISKANY is schedule to be scuttled 22 miles south of Pensacola 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
- Department of Defense. American Forces Information Service. Defense Visual Information Center. 1994-
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: Gary Nichols, CIV Release Status: Released to Public.
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