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USS Saratoga Reaches Its Final Destination – a Texas Scrapyard

By    |   Monday, 15 Sep 2014 05:49 AM

The USS Saratoga has arrived at its final destination – a recycling plant in South Texas where the decommissioned aircraft carrier will be scrapped.

The Associated Press reported the Saratoga reached the Esco Marine ship recycling plant in Brownsville on Friday. The Navy is paying Esco Marine a penny to dispose of the Saratoga. It plans to make money by selling what it recovers from the ship.

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The Saratoga had departed Rhode Island on Aug. 21.

It was named for the decisive battle of the American Revolution fought in upstate New York. The vessel was commissioned in 1956 and completed 22 deployments before it was decommissioned in 1994.

It was off the coast of Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis, off Vietnam during the Vietnam War and in the Persian Gulf during the first Iraq War.

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