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A story you may not know.

This US Navy aircraft carrier almost sank in 1985. Here's why.

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Spend some time with Google Earth, an atlas or a globe and you'll see that California, for people accustomed to the Atlantic, was indeed the other end of the world until the 19th century. What is now one of the most populated and navalized coasts of the planet has remained poorly known even of sailors.

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<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Such a mystery remains, for once the world the most Rich A mighty warship is almost ruined on an island drowning a hundred miles west of San Diego Chris Dixon, who has masterfully described the origin of giant wave surfing in his book from 2011 Ghost wave, surfaced this story of the USS sea BusinessThe meeting of 1985 with the bank Cortes, where rock, water and wind meet to form sea monsters. "data-reactid =" 25 "> Such a mystery remains, for once the most powerful warship of the world has almost collapsed on a drowned island one hundred and ten kilometers west of San Diego, Chris Dixon , who has brilliantly described the origin of giant wave surfing in his 2011 book Ghost wave, surfaced this story of the USS sea BusinessThe meeting of 1985 with the bank Cortes, where the rock, the water and the wind meet to form sea monsters.

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The Channel Islands of Southern California form the visible heights of a vast submerged mountainous region the size of Sierra Nevada – the southern border of California. Extending from Point Conception up to the north coast of Baja California and extending for hundreds of kilometers up to the sea, the Borderland forms a vast landscape of peaks, ridges and ponds from a depth of up to one kilometer.

The first inhabitants of the Channel Islands during the last ice age experienced very different places from today. Fifteen thousand years ago, the sea level was 100 feet or more. Pygmy mammoths only six feet high roamed the only large island on the coast of Santa Barbara, now made up of the four islands of the Channel Islands National Park.

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As sea level rose, the most remote island beyond San Clemente sank under the waves, leaving a bench of several kilometers – the Bench of Cortes – and a rocky cr of a few feet – Bishop Rock. But most of the island remained, forming a huge buttress centered on thousands of meters deep, on the path of the waves coming from the Western Pacific.

For centuries, the only regular shipping traffic of Europeans on the west coast of North America was the Manila galleons, the billion-dollar Spanish cargo ships that landed at Cape Mendocino on their journey from return to Acapulco, Mexico.

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He had a lot in mind. The ORE involved involved multiple air strikes on defended targets, and the ship had to keep upwind to get the planes off the ground and launch them quickly. The browser warned of the proximity of Cortes Bank and prepared a course correction. At that time, Captain Leuschner was distracted by what turned out to be a false report of an armed man under the bridge. During the precious moments when communication and awareness were linked, no one noticed the carrier's approach to the bank.

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The giant warship floated from the shoal and straightened with a counter-flood; later, the Marines guarded the sharks while the divers assessed the damage. If naval distraction and communication problems cause trouble for the captain, the preparation of the navy puts the ship out of harm's way in good condition.

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The tale of the ship and the rock is a warning to all good sailors.

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