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We Should Have Offered A Nickel: Navy Sells Decommissioned AIrcraft Carrier For A Single Penny

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The Navy has announced it's sold its first 'supercarrier' ever built (in 1954), the USS Forrestal, for a single cent. I will never forgive you for not outbidding the winner and buying it for me to use as a secret base.

The supercarrier was made available for donation to an eligible organization for use as a museum or memorial in 1999, but no viable applications were received. A historian cited by Fox News suggests that the cost of maintaining the decommissioned supercarrier was likely too great.


The ship is later this year expected to be towed from Philadelphia to Texas where it is to be scrapped and the material recycled.

Dammit, why didn't you buy it for me? We could just anchor it off the coast and use it as our base of pirate operations. Or -- OR -- anchor it out in international waters and see if we can't get it considered its own country. That would be pretty cool. I, of course, would be president. And you-- "Vice president?" Okay I was going to say the Handjob King but I guess whatever you want to call yourself.

UPDATE: So apparently it was actually the Navy who paid the COMPANY a penny to take the ship off its hands, which makes me even more angry you didn't score it for me.

Thanks to E V I L A R E S, who's so evil he actually orchestrated the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

There are Comments.
  • D800GUY

    How about just sink it in the ocean and have it become the largest man made reef/safe haven for fish?

  • Caddy Jim

    That's Ben Done Before.
    I Bet The Word Didn't Get Out Enough & Sure Their Were A Museum That Would Have Took It.
    My Greater Concern Are Planes. "I Believe WE Should Keep At Lease One Of Every Type Including Technology Devastators & Others Never Put Into Service Ect...

  • DEṂ

    That's not a bad idea actually

  • Dan Fifield

    Disposing a pre-atomic submarines to persons who don't even leave their full addresses... Good day, Admiral!

  • failtuna

    They sold off a load of old planes in the UK for a penny. All you had to cover was the quarter of a million to have it decommissioned and sent to you.

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