USS Oriskany Returns From Final Vietnam Deployment (1973)

About This Item

KPIX-TV news footage from March 30th 1973 featuring brief scenes of the USS Oriskany returning from her final Vietnam deployment (169 days) and what would be her last combat tour. Includes views of the Oriskany sailing in San Francisco Bay, of a band playing music and of sailors being welcomed home by loved ones at Alameda dock. It should be noted that the Oriskany originally set sail from New York in 1950 and on May 17th 2006, a team of Navy personnel sank this ship off the Florida coast at Pensacola, to become an artificial reef. It is now considered to be one of the top wreck diving sites in the world. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Date
3/30/1973
Format
16mm color silent/magnetic sound film
Digital Format
mp4 file
Genre
local newsfilm
Copyright Holder
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Duration
0:59
Identifier
KPIX 111623
Views
600

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