close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

The Oriskany

Discussion in 'Veteran's Forum' started by Sundog, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. Sundog

    Sundog Thread Killer

    Joined:
    May 22, 2002
    Messages:
    309
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Western Gate to the Sunshine State
    I'm not a veteran, but I thought if anyone out there served on the Oriskany (or any other carrier for that matter, they might be interested in these photos. The Oriskany is currently berthed in Pensacola awaiting its final mission, as a reef in the Gulf of Mexico.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. truckstop cop

    truckstop cop

    Joined:
    May 3, 2003
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    TN
    so that is what happens to a birdfarm if ya dont do field day!!!!!!!
     

  3. jawjaboy

    jawjaboy Casual lead ho

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2002
    Messages:
    2,367
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    RFD South Georgia
    AYE...for sure! I rode the Lexington CV16 out of Pensacola for the last 2 years of my hitch. 1970-1972.
     
  4. EUPHER49

    EUPHER49

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2001
    Messages:
    245
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SEPA

    I also rode Lady Lex. '68 - '69 OE Div
     
  5. F350Lawman

    F350Lawman

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2002
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Goshen, NY
    My father was on the Oriskany when the ship left the Brooklyn Navy yard on it 1st cruise. This is a better end than the original plan, where she was being sold as scrap. At least the Oriskany will now have a final place in history as the worlds's largest man made reef.
    Unfortunately they all can't be kept as museums and such.
     
  6. truckstop cop

    truckstop cop

    Joined:
    May 3, 2003
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    TN
    i used to pass the blue ghost everyday on my way to work when stationed in corpus. i retired off the Dwight D.Eisenhower cvn 69, i went there after i left corpus.
     
  7. jawjaboy

    jawjaboy Casual lead ho

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2002
    Messages:
    2,367
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    RFD South Georgia
    While on the Blue Ghost, we steamed to Corpus once a month so the flyboys could get thier carrier quals in. Took several days liberty in Corpus on one trip...great city, great people. A good home for the ghost.

    Edit...I was a Snipe also truckstop. ICman...you know...the fair weather electricians!!
     
  8. FLMarine

    FLMarine

    Joined:
    May 2, 2004
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Over NC
    [​IMG]

    A cold windy night for the old carrier.