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Re: Largest liveaboard *ever* sells for US .01

Ah, the ship that had a terrible Vietnam-era accident that nearly got John McCain and did kill 134 sailors.

Navy Awards Contract for ex-Forrestal Scrapping
"WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy awarded a $0.01 delivery order Oct. 22 for dismantling and recycling ex-USS Forrestal (AVT 59).

The delivery order was made under an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract to All Star Metals for the towing, dismantling and recycling of conventionally powered aircraft carriers stricken from the Naval Vessel Register.
.....All Star Metals will now develop its final tow plan for the Navy's approval for the tow of ex-Forrestal from its current berth at the Navy's inactive ship facility in Philadelphia to All Star Metals' facility in Brownsville. The ship is expected to depart Philadelphia before the end of the year.....
Forrestal was decommissioned Sept. 11, 1993, after more than 38 years of service. On June 16, 1999, the Navy announced the ship would be available for donation to an eligible organization for use as a museum or memorial. However, no viable applications were received and the vessel was removed from donation hold in December 2003 and redesignated for disposal."

Brownville's port is very close to the Texas border with H. Matamoros, state of Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Last edited by rgscpat; 10-23-2013 at 05:40 PM.
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