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Jack London Square loses its USS Oriskany relic

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The 30,000 pound anchor that once belonged to the USS Oriskany (pictured here off Peru in 1952) and which later became a landmark of sorts at Oakland’s Jack London Square, has been moved. Crews moved it yesterday to its new home: It’ll serve as the starboard side anchor on the USS Hornet, the floating museum docked at Alameda.

As for the Oriskany, which languished for years in the Navy’s mothball fleet in Suisun Bay, it’s its own anchor these days. It was hauled to Florida and sunk as an artificial reef off Pensacola in 2006.
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