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The sinking of the USS ORISKANY aircraft carrier

INSIDE THE SINKEX ( EOD SINKING OF THE USS ORISKANY AIRCRAFT CARRIER )

Sinking the world's largest artificial reef.

Interested in learning more about the USS Oriskany SINKEX?   I am sure you have seen plenty of articles on the over all sinking of CV-34, but today I am going to show you a side that I guarantee no one has told you.   I am 1 of the 12 Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians that rigged the aircraft carrier with explosives and sent the Mighty O to it's final resting place.   As far as I know I am the only one to write about it.

The explosive placement for the USS Oriskany us about 2 days to prepare. For the Sinkex we had over 500 lbs of C-4 and a WHOLE lot of detonating cord running a remote initiator in a boat sitting on the top of the flight deck.   Once the remote initiators started the explosive shockwave the chain reaction would travel down the lines of det cord branching off in different directions into the waterproof charges below.