In 2010, the US Navy’s USS Arthur W Radford finally reached retirement after 26 years spent in deployment around the world. The 564ft ship’s final port of call was the Delaware coast, where it now serves as the Atlantic’s largest artificial reef under the name of Del-Jersey Land-Inshore site. Assuming responsibility for sinking the vessel was the American Marine Group, which recycled and disassembled the behemoth before sending her off. And on call to document the process was New York-based industrial photographer Stephen Mallon, known for his work on the salvaging of the plane that landed on the Hudson River in 2009. Mallon’s USS Radford series will be on show from 9-11 March at New York’ Fountain Art Fair.