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Navy Supercarrier — Sold for 1 Cent — Completes Final Voyage

Image: Navy Supercarrier — Sold for 1 Cent — Completes Final Voyage The USS Forrestal is towed through the canal at South Padre Island, Texas, on Feb. 18.

Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 09:01 PM

 

The Navy's first post-World War II supercarrier has arrived at its last port of call.

The massive aircraft carrier USS Forrestal completed its final sail Tuesday when it arrived at a South Texas scrapyard from Philadelphia.

All Star Metals President Nikhil Shah says the vessel arrived at the Brownsville yard Tuesday afternoon.

The carrier left Philadelphia under tow Feb. 4. The 60-year-old ship was sold to All Star Metals for 1 cent.

The USS Forrestal was decommissioned in September 1993, after more than 38 years of service. Its flight deck was the site of a 1967 fire that killed 132 crewmen and injured 62 others.

The Navy made the USS Forrestal available for donation as a museum or memorial but says it received no feasible applications for reuse.

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