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  • Who: USS America

  • What: Largest ship sunk intentionally

  • Where: United States

The largest ship ever sunk intentionally by its owners was the aircraft carrier USS America (CV 66), which was 319.2 m (1,047 ft 6 in) long and had a displacement of 75,800 tonnes. The ship was sunk in a live fire exercise off the Virginia, USA, coastline on 14 May 2005.

Displacement is a conversion to metric from the official US Navy displacement of 83,573 tons, which is presumed to refer to 'short' tons.

 

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