TYPHOON RETURNS FROM WATERY GRAVE Edit
DESTROYED DRAGON-CLASS CARRIER BEING DUG AND RESURFACED Edit
April 14, 2178
Tuesday - The United Continental States confirmed rumors of the sale of the preservation site of the U.S.S. Typhoon (CVA-4) in a press conference Monday.
The site was declared a historic memorial zone after the Bermuda War of 2173, in which relations between the African League and the USN broke down, launching into full scale conflict. The Typhoon was lost in the Bermuda Triangle when the African Navy in it's entirety engaged the air carrier in five days of heated combat; damage and lack of sustainable support saw the ship lose it's ability to keep altitude where it crashed and sank to the depths of the ocean and inciting the full fury of the UCS Navy.
The purchasing parties (whose identities have not been disclosed at this time) are purportedly taking full financial responsibility for the excavation and resurfacing project; the UCS Navy will be supervising the operation and retaining any salvageable materiel, as well as bringing teams to hold the vessel in retainer for several months to gather information about the minutes before it crashed and sank, before releasing the ship to it's new owners to be restored.
The site was intended to become a government-run memorial and tourist trap for fifty years while deep sea crews determined the long-term impact of the vessel on the sea floor. In the wake of the conflict, the USN central government was courted for many public and private offers to handle the site. Confidentiality agreements saw most of the official requests remain undisclosed even today, due to the sensitive data and war materiel remaining on board, including the vessel's armament of Peacekeeper cruise missles as well as the fusion power plant.
Public interest groups were quick to blast the UCS executive branch for the disturbance of the historic preservation site, citing the honor of lives lost on board and the sentiments of the gravesite, and others have are concerned as to the fate of one of the USN's most influential war cruisers. Others still complain that this is a cheap effort to fill the Navy's war coffers to make up for the taxes and expenses incurred by the counterattack against the African League.
The USN Navy media representative could not be reached for comment at this time. Further details will be reported as the story develops.