The worlds largest artificial reef.
The former Aircraft Carrier is scheduled to be sunk in 212 feet of water off the coast of Florida. The 880 foot long ship will be the largest artificial reef ever. However the Navy does have planes to dispose three more larger aircraft carriers as artificial reefs also.
This also satisfies the demands of family members of crewmembers that where killed during a disastrous fire on-board the ship on Yankee Station in the Gulf of Tonkin in 1968.
This was also the ship that Sen. John McCain operated from when he was captured by the NVA after getting shot down.