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Posted on August 17, 2011 | Permalink

NEW REPORT

Sinking of the U.S.S. Radford

Type: Ocean
Region: Ocean
Location: Atlantic Ocean

Wednesday of last week I had the opportunity to go out on a ferry and watch the joint cooperation from Maryland, New Jersey, and Delaware to sink the decommissioned destroyer, U.S.S. Arthur W. Radford. We launched about 9:30 in the morning and arrived at the site at 12 and the sinking was already underway. It took about 3 hours before we could start to see a difference in the massive ship’s position but as soon as the stern went down the rest of the boat followed in a titanic like manner with full submersion in about a minute and ten seconds. Sidescan was done on the boat a couple days later and found the boat sunk just as it was planned with the broadside in to the current coming out from the Delaware bay.

Tags: Artificial Reefs