With all of her propulsion systems gone, the soon-to-be coral reef currently known as the USS Oriskany is being towed to Beaumont, Texas for safe harbor during this hurricane season. It is easy to gauge her impressive size as she sails by the MARS platform, one of the largest tension-line platforms in the world. In 2006 the "Big O," as she was known in her heyday, will be sunk off the coast of the Florida Panhandle. [Photo ID: exp308_057]

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