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Been looking at a few of this type of pic, seems a huge waste to me but I suppose the navy have to have some realistic target practice. The sinking of these ships is a fantastic spectacle though so if anybody has any more please feel free, doesnt matter if they are just different views of the same ships.

Australian Ship HMAS Torrens
HMAS Torrens sinkex target.jpg


USS Kilauea
uss Kilauea target.jpg


USS Schenectady
USS Schenectady target ship.jpg


USS Towers
uss USS Towers target ship sinkex.jpg
 
Found this photo of HMS Sirius posted some tome ago by @Zofo I believe this was his brothers old ship

hms sirius target ship.jpg


I also found this picture of HMS Lowestoft

hms lowestoft target ship.jpg


Sunk by a Tigerfish Torpedo fired from HMS Conqueror (June 6th 1986)
 
Some cool videos of Sinkex

USS Cushing
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Just uploaded this picture of HMS Centurion a royal Navy target ship to the media gallery

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Great stuff people, wonder how many more we can find ?
 
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God I hate to see ships being blown up. But it´s a better fate for them than just being left to rust and rot away in some harbor, I guess.
 
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Navy Warship USS Rentz sunk by a load of missiles

Navy Warship USS Rentz.jpg
 
USS Hayler used for target practice by Canadian Navy Bofors guns

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The target was an ex Turkish Navy Tepe class ASW Frigate (ex USN Knox). Sunk with Hellfire, Mk.32 torpedo and Harpoon ASM fired from the different platforms.

Photos via DENO at http://theafteractionreview.boards.net

sinkex turkey 02.jpg
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A Mexican navy Bo-105 Bölkow helicopter fires two 70 mm high-explosive rockets at the decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer ex-USS Conolly (DD 979) while under way in the Atlantic Ocean during a sinking exercise in support of UNITAS Gold 29 April 2009

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The ultimate target ship exercise? I realize little was known of radioactivity in 1946, but it was a shame the atoll had to be rendered uninhabitable. Just checked with google-fu to find Bikini could actually be resettled today. Doesn't look like islanders are lining up to go live there, though.

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USS Guam. It gives you an idea of how much ordinance it takes to sink a big ship.

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Ex-USS Fife, Sinkex 2005. What a tough ship. Even after taking two Mk 48 torpedoes and losing the bow, she remains afloat.

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It goes to show that sinking a modern warship which can maneuver, defend itself, and has functioning damage control, is not a walk in the park.

USS Cushing. Too bad the US Navy got rid of all the Spruances so early in their life cycle. Even without Aegis, it seems a use could have been found for some of them.

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