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Historic Navy Carrier Sold ... for a Penny

 
Historic Navy Carrier Sold ... for a Penny
Posted October 24th, 2013 @ 11:24am by Arden Dier, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– A supercarrier once hailed as the "biggest ship ever built" has been sold—for a price that must rank among the smallest ever: one penny. All Star Metals now owns the historic USS Forrestal and will tow the 1,067-foot ship to its facility in Brownsville, Texas, where it will be scrapped. Though the ship has a long history—launched in 1954, it was the Navy's first supercarrier, and was the site of a Vietnam War tragedy—the Navy got no "viable applications" during its attempt to hand it to a museum or have it made into a memorial, Fox News reports.

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