Navy Reveals Location of USS America

The Navy has revealed that the retired carrier USS America sits about 320 miles southeast of Ocracoke, NC and more than three miles below the Atlantic Ocean.

Some veterans were upset when the 1,037-foot aircraft carrier became the largest warship ever sunk. The Navy intentionally scuttled the Newport News-built ship in a series of explosive tests in May 2005.

Its location had previously been closely guarded, but last month the Navy responded to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by the USS America Carrier Veterans Association.

The Oct. 30 reply from the Naval Sea Systems Command included an electronic ship transmission that revealed the exact location: about 400 miles west of Bermuda.

Navy spokesman Kevin Sykes confirmed the sinking coordinates to the Daily Press of Newport News.