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Warship sinks to create artificial reef off Australian coast

Tim Wimborne / Reuters

Fireworks explode aboard the former Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigate HMAS Adelaide at the beginning of a controlled sinking off Avoca Beach, north of Sydney, Australia on April 13.

Tim Wimborne / Reuters

Spectators watch as explosives are ignited aboard the former Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigate HMAS Adelaide during a controlled sinking off Avoca Beach on Wednesday. The decommissioned ship was deliberately sunk to create an artificial reef for recreational diving.

Tim Wimborne / Reuters

Spectators watch as the former Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigate HMAS Adelaide submerges during a controlled sinking off Avoca Beach on Wednesday.

The HMS Adelaide is resting in Australia's Tasman Sea after the decommissioned frigate was sunk to be part of an artificial reef. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.

 Full Sydney Morning Herald story on the controlled sinking of the HMAS Adelaide here.