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    • Ships sunk as artificial reefs

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    • Ship disposal

    • A number of different methods exist for disposing of a ship after it has reached the end of its effective or economic service life with an organisation. Although many options are technically possible, some, such as deep water sinking, are not used for non-military vessels, or have come under increased scrutiny. Option ... Read »


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    • Artificial reef

    • An artificial reef is a human-made underwater structure, typically built to promote marine life in areas with a generally featureless bottom, to control erosion, block ship passage, or improve surfing. Many reefs are built using objects that were built for other purposes, for example by sinking oil rigs (through the R ... Read »


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    • German battleship Bismarck

    • German battleship Bismarck

      Bismarck was the first of two Bismarck-class battleships built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine. Named after Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, the primary force behind the unification of Germany in 1871, the ship was laid down at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg in July 1936 and launched in February 1939. Work was compl ... Read »


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    • Decommissioning of Russian nuclear-powered vessels

    • The decommissioning of Russian nuclear-powered vessels is an issue of major concern to the United States and to the Scandinavian countries near Russia. From 1950 to 2003, the Soviet Union and its major successor state, Russia, constructed the largest nuclear-powered navy in the world, more ships than all other navies c ... Read »


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    • Nouadhibou

      Nouadhibou (Arabic: نواذيبو‎‎; formerly Port-Étienne) is the second largest city in Mauritania and serves as a major commercial centre. The city itself has about 118,000 inhabitants expanding to over 140,000 in the larger metropolitan area, a total of nearly 95% of the entire regional ... Read »


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    • Operation Regenbogen (U-boat)

    • Regenbogen ("Rainbow") was the code name for the planned mass scuttling of the German U-boat fleet, to avoid surrender, at the end of World War II. At the beginning of May 1945 Nazi Germany was collapsing under the Allied onslaught. The Soviets had captured Berlin, and on 30 April Hitler had committed suicide. He ... Read »


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    • Purton Hulks

    • The Purton Hulks or Purton Ships' Graveyard are a number of abandoned boats and ships, deliberately beached beside the River Severn near Purton in Gloucestershire, England, to reinforce the river banks. Most were beached in the 1950s and are now in a state of considerable decay. The site forms the largest ship graveyar ... Read »


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    • Rigs-to-Reefs

    • Rigs-to-Reefs (RTR) is the practice of converting decommissioned offshore oil and petroleum rigs into artificial reefs. Such biotic reefs have been created from oil rigs in the United States, Brunei and Malaysia. In the United States, where the practice started and is most common, Rigs-to-Reefs is a nationwide program ... Read »


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    • Rottnest ship graveyard

    • The Rottnest ship graveyard is a ship graveyard and dump site located off Rottnest Island, Western Australia. The graveyard is located southwest of Rottnest Island: older records identify it as a 7-mile (11 km) diameter area centred on 32°04′S 115°20′E / 32.067°S 115.333°E / - ... Read »


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    • Scuttling

    • Scuttling is the act of deliberately sinking a ship by allowing water to flow into the hull. This can be achieved in several ways—valves or hatches can be opened to the sea, or holes may be ripped into the hull with brute force or with explosives. Scuttling may be performed to dispose of an abandoned, old, or capt ... Read »


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    • Ship graveyard

    • A ship graveyard or ship cemetery is a location where the hulls of scrapped ships are left to decay and disintegrate, or left in reserve. Such a practice is now less common due to waste regulations and so some dry docks where ships are broken (to recycle their metal and remove dangerous materials like asbestos) are als ... Read »


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    • Ship-Submarine Recycling Program

    • The Ship/Submarine Recycling Program (SRP) is the process that the United States Navy uses to dispose of decommissioned nuclear vessels. SRP takes place only at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) in Bremerton, Washington, but the preparations can begin elsewhere. Before SRP can begin, the vessel's nuclear fuel ... Read »


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    • Staten Island boat graveyard

    • The Staten Island boat graveyard is a marine scrapyard located in the Arthur Kill in Rossville, near the Fresh Kills Landfill on the northern shore of Staten Island, New York. The place has been recognized as an official dumping ground for old wrecked tugboats, barges and decommissioned ferries. It is known by many oth ... Read »


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    • Target ship

    • A target ship is a vessel — typically an obsolete or captured warship — used as a seaborne target for naval gunnery practice or for weapons testing. Targets may be used with the intention of testing effectiveness of specific types of ammunition; or the target ship may be used for an extended period of routine ... Read »


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