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Monday, February 20, 2012

Carrier disposal proves a challenge for Navy

USS Kitty HawkThe flight decks that once thundered and boomed with jet aircraft are silent. The passageways and compartments where thousands of sailors worked, ate and slept are empty. The once meticulously swept and kept decks are worn and torn, some covered in bird droppings.

The names of the Navy’s seven decommissioned non-nuclear aircraft carriers conjure up well-earned reputations as Cold War bulwarks. And while at least some are the objects of preservation efforts, chances are slim more than one will survive as a museum ship. The rest are taking up valuable pier space, and the only thing the Navy wants now is to get rid of them.

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  1. Anonymous20/2/12 15:51

    Suggestion, the US Navy should see which of their allies wants a used Non-Nuclear Aircraft carrier and if they have the money to spend for one. I bet Brazil, UK, India or even Australia may have the cash for a used non nuclear aircraft carrier.

    1. Anonymous20/4/15 01:32

      Nah, in the Uk we are used to waiting many years for something good to happen. All of a sudden two will turn up but will be mothballed straight away as we have forgotten to train the crews or they were inadvertently made redundant as were the pilots because someone forgot to post the signed document which was believed to have been left on a table in the pub next to the Russian Embassy.
      I am sure the Brazilians would take two, one commissioned the other to scrap and turn it into razor blades!


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