All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘USS Forrestal’

USS Forrestal Begins Voyage to Scrap Yard

The USS Forrestal, the Navy’s first “supercarrier,” has begun its final voyage after having been sold for scrap for $0.01. The ship, decommissioned since 1993, has left Philadelphia, bound for All Star Metals in Brownville, Texas, where it will be parted out. The 1,067 foot ship, an active military vessel for 38 years, is best known as the site of …

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USS Forrestal: Ship Sold For A Penny

NPR reported today that the USS Forrestal was sold to a ship breaker for just one penny. When the ship was built in 1954, it took over 16, 000 engineers and builders to see it come to fruition. The cost of the ship back then was about $217 million — $2 billion today. The gigantic, 1067 foot vessel was sold …

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