Dark Photos: The Only Photo of a US Navy Supercarrier Sinking


It’s May 14th, 2005, and a huge aircraft carrier slips beneath the waves of the North Atlantic, all the way down to the ocean floor at a depth of 2,810 fathoms, or 16,860 feet. The photo depicted here shows waves breaking its front as it slowly starts to slip underwater. It is the only photo of U.S. Navy Supercarrier being sunk. The location of the wreck at 33 degrees, 9 minutes, 9 seconds north latitude and 71 degrees, 39 minutes, 7 seconds west longitude was a closely guarded secret until a Freedom of Information Act request in 2006.

Other than the primary photo being discussed, images and footage of actual events are sometimes not available, and Dark Photos utilizes similar historical images and footage for dramatic effect. All content on Dark Photos is researched, produced, and presented in historical context for educational purposes.

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