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[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Kerry Ellis Collection]
# 2614
May 1996 - Overhead view of bow.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Kerry Ellis Collection]
# 2615
May 1996 - Stern overhead.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 640
May 21, 1996 - Aerial stern-on view of the decommissioned aircraft carrier CORAL SEA (CV-43) being scrapped out at the Seawitch Marine Salvage Company's Fairfield Terminal.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 641
May 21, 1996 - Aerial port bow view of the decommissioned aircraft carrier CORAL SEA (CV-43) being scrapped out at the Seawitch Marine Salvage Company's Fairfield Terminal.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 642
May 21, 1996 - An aerial port quarter view of hulk of the aircraft carrier CORAL SEA (CV-43) being scrapped out at the Seawitch Marine Salvage Company at the Baltimore Fairfield Terminal.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 678
May 21, 1996 - Aerial bow-on view of the decommissioned aircraft carrier CORAL SEA (CV-43) being scrapped out at the Seawitch Marine Salvage Company's Fairfield Terminal.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 765
May 21, 1996 - Aerial starboard side view of the decommissioned aircraft carrier CORAL SEA (CV-43) being scrapped out at the Seawitch Marine Salvage Company's Fairfield Terminal. The salvage company recently attempted to export the hulk to India to complete the scrapping operation, but a Federal court ruled against removing the ship from American waters as per the original contract on the sale of the vessel.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Kerry Ellis Collection]
# 2619
Oct 1996 - Starting to go down to the lower decks amidships.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Kerry Ellis Collection]
# 2588
1997 - Shaft jackets.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Kerry Ellis Collection]
# 2628
1997 - Looking starboard aft.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Kerry Ellis Collection]
# 2629
1997 - Work shifted to the forward section of the ship.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Kerry Ellis Collection]
# 2630
1997 - One of the boilers is opened to the sky.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Kerry Ellis Collection]
# 2631
1997 - Lower decks exposed.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Kerry Ellis Collection]
# 2632
1997 - Prop shaft.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Kerry Ellis Collection]
# 2633
1997 - Becoming a shell.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Kerry Ellis Collection]
# 2634
1997 - A capstan motor, from the anchor windlass room, called "the focsle" on Coral Sea and Midway.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Kerry Ellis Collection]
# 2622
Sep 1997 - Hangar deck removed. Looking amidships from overhead.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Kerry Ellis Collection]
# 2623
Sep 1997 - Overhead view of bow.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Kerry Ellis Collection]
# 2624
Sep 1997 - Overhead bow on shot.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Kerry Ellis Collection]
# 2625
Sep 1997 - Port side overhead.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Kerry Ellis Collection]
# 2626
Sep 1997 - Port quarter overhead.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Kerry Ellis Collection]
# 2627
Sep 1997 - Stern on overhead.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 653
Sep 1, 1997 - Aerial port bow view of the aircraft carrier CORAL SEA (CV 43) in the late stages of being scrapped out at the Lambert Point facility of the new Patapsco Marine Salvage Company.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 654
Sep 1, 1997 - Aerial starboard side view of the aircraft carrier CORAL SEA (CV 43) in the late stages of being scrapped out at the Lambert Point facility of the new Patapsco Marine Salvage Company.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 688
Sep 1, 1997 - Aerial starboard side view of the aircraft carrier CORAL SEA (CV 43) in the late stages of being scrapped out at the Lambert Point facility of the new Patapsco Marine Salvage Company.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 725
Sep 1, 1997 - Aerial view, from the port side of the amidships section of the aircraft carrier CORAL SEA (CV 43) near the former island. The top of the structure is the former flight deck. Below the wide band of white is the hangar deck level. The ship is in the late stages of being scrapped out.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 726
Sep 1, 1997 - Aerial port quarter view of the aircraft carrier CORAL SEA (CV 43) in the late stages of being scrapped out by the new Patapsco Marine Salvage Company. The Fairfield Terminal is located at Lambert Point on the outer harbor.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 727
Sep 1, 1997 - Aerial stern-on view of the aircraft carrier CORAL SEA (CV 43) tied up at the Lambert Point terminal during the late stages of being scrapped out by the new Patapsco Marine Salvage Company.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 728
Sep 1, 1997 - Aerial bow view of the aircraft carrier CORAL SEA (CV 43) in the late stages of being scrapped out at the Lambert Point facility of the new Patapsco Marine Salvage Company.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 750
Sep 1, 1997 - Aerial starboard bow view of the aircraft carrier CORAL SEA (CV 43) moored at the Lambert Point facility of the new Patapsco Marine Salvage Company. The ship is in the late stages of being scrapped out.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 751
Sep 1, 1997 - Aerial view from the port side of a section of the aircraft carrier CORAL SEA (CV 43) from amidships to aft of the old island location. CV 43 is in the late stages of being scrapped out at the Lambert Point facility of the new Patapsco Marine Salvage Company.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 752
Sep 1, 1997 - Aerial view from the port side of the bow section of the aircraft carrier CORAL SEA (CV 43) in the late stages of being scrapped out at the Lambert Point facility of the new Patapsco Marine Salvage Company.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 753
Sep 1, 1997 - Aerial starboard bow view of the aircraft carrier CORAL SEA (CV 43) in the late stages of being scrapped out at the Fairfield Terminal of the new Patapsco Marine Salvage Company. The PMS Co. took over operations from the bankrupt Seawitch Salvage Company.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 754
Sep 1, 1997 - Close-in aerial view, from the port side, of a section of the aircraft carrier CORAL SEA (CV 43) aft of the former island section during the late stages of the ship being scrapped out at the new Patapsco Marine Salvage Company
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - NNAM - US Navy]
# 755
Sep 1, 1997 - Aerial view from the port side of the fore section of the aircraft carrier CORAL SEA (CV 43) being scrapped out at the Lambert Point facility of the new Patapsco Marine Salvage Company.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Kerry Ellis Collection]
# 2635
1998 - The bow is ballasted down to raise the stern to make it easier to remove the rudders and after sections of the ship.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Kerry Ellis Collection]
# 2636
1998 - Another shot of her rudders.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Kerry Ellis Collection]
# 2637
1998 - One of her anchors. This one was sold in August 2000 to a dredging outfit in Texas. The other one was sent to Australia a few years back. An older anchor from 1971 is on display at the Citidal.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Kerry Ellis Collection]
# 2638
1998 - Looking down from the edge of the hangar deck.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Kerry Ellis Collection]
# 2639
1998 - Bow exposed.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Kerry Ellis Collection]
# 2640
1998 - Looking aft from the hangar deck.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Kerry Ellis Collection]
# 2641
1998 - Pieces of the propeller shafts.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Kerry Ellis Collection]
# 2642
1998 - Propeller shaft exposed.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Kerry Ellis Collection]
# 2648
1998 - Overhead view of scrapyard.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Earl Neall]
# 2651
1998 - Bow on of the hulk.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Earl Neall]
# 2652
1998 - Open to lower spaces.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Earl Neall]
# 2653
1998 - Open to lower spaces.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Earl Neall]
# 2657
1998 - Commodes looking aft.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Earl Neall]
# 2658
1998 - Looking down at lower spaces.
[USS CORAL SEA TRIBUTE SITE]
[Image Source - Earl Neall]
# 2661
1998 - 6" Class B armor surrounding a magazine.


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