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Legendary aircraft carrier USS Saratoga to sail off to scrapyard in 1-cent deal
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Legendary aircraft carrier USS Saratoga to sail off to scrapyard in 1-cent deal
Joshua Rhett Miller

By Joshua Rhett Miller
Published May 09, 2014
FoxNews.com


The ship, seen here in 1992, is currently berthed at the Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island and will depart for Texas later this summer. (Department of Defense)

The USS Saratoga — the legendary aircraft carrier that played a key role in the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam and Gulf wars and made Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi back down — is destined for dismantling after the Navy paid one penny to a Texas firm to recycle the 81,101-ton behemoth. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/05/09/uss...d=NL_fntop
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SO.. they are getting $.01 for a carrier that is 81,101 TONS of steel... and at .07 per pound that comes out to $11,354,140.... No wonder this country is going into debt....
You want to take my guns away ???? SCREW YOU ............
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schr8er2000;143120 Wrote:SO.. they are getting $.01 for a carrier that is 81,101 TONS of steel... and at .07 per pound that comes out to $11,354,140.... No wonder this country is going into debt....
That seems to be the case. Even a junk car gets towed and taken and you get 50 bucks.
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das;143126 Wrote:
schr8er2000;143120 Wrote:SO.. they are getting $.01 for a carrier that is 81,101 TONS of steel... and at .07 per pound that comes out to $11,354,140.... No wonder this country is going into debt....
That seems to be the case. Even a junk car gets towed and taken and you get 50 bucks.

junked my 88 caprice a few months back and got $435.00
It's the "BILL OF RIGHTS" not the bill of "needs"
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middlefinger;143128 Wrote:
das;143126 Wrote:That seems to be the case. Even a junk car gets towed and taken and you get 50 bucks.

junked my 88 caprice a few months back and got $435.00
Thats pretty good. I should have mentioned the only car I junked was in the 80's. The company that got the carrier can make a huge profit on that deal.
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Don't forget folks, there is MUCH more expense cutting into the "profit" on salvaging this ship than the .01 price tag to obtain it. There are countless things that will need to be removed, and the remaining steel will need to be cut up as well. All likely done by crews being paid union wages.
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gnbrotz;143133 Wrote:Don't forget folks, there is MUCH more expense cutting into the "profit" on salvaging this ship than the .01 price tag to obtain it. There are countless things that will need to be removed, and the remaining steel will need to be cut up as well. All likely done by crews being paid union wages.

Many of these salvage companies haul the ship to a places like Taiwan and India where the workers are paid pennies a day. I don't know if that's the case with this company, but there's all kinds of footage of ship salvage yards.



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gnbrotz;143133 Wrote:Don't forget folks, there is MUCH more expense cutting into the "profit" on salvaging this ship than the .01 price tag to obtain it. There are countless things that will need to be removed, and the remaining steel will need to be cut up as well. All likely done by crews being paid union wages.
Very true IF like Streaker mentioned it doesnt get sent overseas. Those things are loaded with hazardous materials also, thats got to add a pretty penny to cost.
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Yeah, anyone that thinks this company is going to make any serious money is assuming this is far too easy. I don't know why they didn't just put it up for auction. Owning an aircraft carrier would be cool.
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schr8er2000;143120 Wrote:SO.. they are getting $.01 for a carrier that is 81,101 TONS of steel... and at .07 per pound that comes out to $11,354,140.... No wonder this country is going into debt....

Don't forget the millions of dollars in labor, equipment, etc, involved with cutting the ship up so that it can be recycled. It's probably close to a wash. The company that "bought" the ship will make some money but not nearly the eleven million+ you're insinuating.
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