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The aircraft carrier USS America was towed out to sea in 2005 on her final voyage. Hundreds of miles off the Atlantic coast, Navy personnel blasted the warship with missiles and bombs until it sank. The Navy is resuming the sinking exercises after a moratorium spurred by environmental and cost concerns. (Associated Press)

The aircraft carrier USS America was towed out to sea in 2005 on her final voyage. Hundreds of miles off the Atlantic coast, Navy personnel blasted the warship with missiles and bombs until it sank. The Navy is resuming the sinking exercises after a moratorium spurred by environmental and cost concerns. (Associated Press)

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