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Carrier sells for a penny
  • 990 feet at waterline
  • 1,067 feet length overall
  • 125 foot beam
  • 81,000 pound displacement
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I would have to mortgage my house just to pay dock fees for one day.

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How is it possible that it sold for a penny? This is supposed to be OUR money. Ships normally command substantial scrap value.
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How is it possible that it sold for a penny? This is supposed to be OUR money. Ships normally command substantial scrap value.
I know right It's not like the coast guard can't tow it somewhere and scrap it. Heck I'd rather even see it get sunk for a reef project or to help with beach erosion, etc...
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The scrap yard must be located in the right congressional district :-/
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How is it possible that it sold for a penny? This is supposed to be OUR money. Ships normally command substantial scrap value.
Not that much really. And the towing cost to get it to a yard capable of scrapping something this large is going to be substantial (Pennsylvania to Texas). Seeing how it was sold to the highest bidder at public auction I am guessing that no one else wanted it.

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These things are always sold by auction. There aren't a lot of places that can do something this size and legally handle all of the hazardous materials on something like this. Obviously there was only one taker. Beats having to continue to pay storage/maintenance costs or having to pay someone to take it. Most large commercial ships get sent to 3rd world countries to be chopped up because they don't have to worry about OSHA or the EPA. They drive up the costs substantially.

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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.

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Don't forget that the thing is powered by this glow in the dark stuff and that is pretty costly to dispose of

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The Forrestal was a CV, not a CVN, so there's no "glow juice" aboard.

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