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Thursday, March 05, 2015

USS Ranger leaving Puget Sound for Texas scrap yard

Naval Sea Systems Command says the mothballed aircraft carrier USS Ranger will be towed out of Puget Sound on Thursday on its way to be scrapped in Texas.

The USS Constellation completed the same journey in January to International Shipbreaking at Brownsville, Texas.

It will take five months to complete a 16,000-mile trip around South America. The Ranger won't fit through the Panama Canal.

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