American aircraft carrier Forrestal sold for 1 centOn 2017-05-02 by Vivan Austin
The American Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has decided to sell the USS Ranger as a single cent. She can boldly be called cult because she is one of four Forrestal ships – the so-called first super-ships, which at the time of their inception (50s) were the largest ships ever built by a man. In addition, he participated in the Vietnam War or the First Gulf War and also starred in hit films such as “Top Gun” and “Star Trek IV”.
The aircraft carrier for one cent was bought by International Shipbreaking Inc., but it is not a “golden deal”, but it will have to be scrapped, which involves the recycling of hundreds of tonnes of toxic waste that is not recyclable and still lags behind. deck. In addition, it must be transported from Bremerton, Washington, to Texas. The problem is that the aircraft carrier is too big to pass through the Panama Canal, meaning the company will be forced to take advantage of the Magellan Strait.
The US commander said that the price, or one cent, was the least that could be paid for the disposal of such a huge ship. This is not the first aircraft carrier to be scrapped in Texas. Just over a year ago, the first Forrestal aircraft carrier flew similarly: USS Forrestal.
The USS Ranger was launched in 1956 as the third of four built ships of this type. He was withdrawn from service in 1993. Initially planned to turn it into a museum, however, instead of planned $ 35 million managed to collect only 100 thousand.
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