This Is The Only Photo Of A U.S. Navy Supercarrier Being Sunk (Updated)
The haunting image depicts a scene that hopefully won't ever be repeated during an operational deployment.
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U.S.S. America (CV-66) was a Kitty Hawk Class Aircraft Carrier. She was ordered 25 November 1960. Her keel was laid down 44 days later on 09 January 1961. Launched on 01 February 1964 and commissioned 23 January 1965 and reclassified as CV-66. She was decommissioned 09 August 1996 after 31 years in service. She was scuttled on 14 May 2005 after a live-fire testing.