You got to be kidding..

You got to be kidding..

PostBy: grumpy On: Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:27 pm

I don't know if this is old but... scrappers would love this one..

The U.S. Navy announced Tuesday that the former aircraft carrier USS Forrestal had been sold for scrap for one penny. The ship will be towed from its berth in Philadelphia to Brownsville, Texas, for dismantling. The Forrestal, named after former Secretary of Defense James Forrestal, was decommissioned in 1993. Here, it is is guided into Coddington Cove in Middletown, Rhode Island, in September 1998.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/23/us/galler ... ?hpt=hp_c3
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Re: You got to be kidding..

PostBy: Rigar On: Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:31 pm

military intelligence at its finest
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Re: You got to be kidding..

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:02 pm

How the hell did I miss that sale? I could've totally used a carrier.
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Re: You got to be kidding..

PostBy: grumpy On: Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:12 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:How the hell did I miss that sale? I could've totally used a carrier.



LOL. guess they tried..but..

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/10/23/fo ... r-1-penny/
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Re: You got to be kidding..

PostBy: DieselBob On: Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:38 pm

I'm kind of surprised the Chinese didn't buy it for $.02. That would have doubled our money and they would have stopped by and picked it up and they wouldn't have to deal with all the pesky EPA rules.
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Re: You got to be kidding..

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:26 am

I bid a buck but I didnt pass the background check(thank you Mr. Leary....)If they would only start selling them at gun shows :woot:
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Re: You got to be kidding..

PostBy: Sting On: Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:02 am

It is clear you have NO CLUE what it will cost to dismantle this 1950 asbestos laden caustic contaminated relic
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Re: You got to be kidding..

PostBy: bigstick6017555 On: Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:37 am

i may not have a clue as to the exact cost, but i am sure after all is said and done there is money to be made. whoever bought this i am sure they did not do it just to be a nice guy
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Re: You got to be kidding..

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:09 am

caustic contaminated relic


Leave me out of this, I refuse to be recommissioned. I spent one summer when I was 14 I worked with a team ripping out the asbestos laden exhaust systems of a WW11 Motor torpedo Boat (without masks). I have been expecting to die ever since. Only the good die young.
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Re: You got to be kidding..

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:12 am

coalnewbie wrote:
caustic contaminated relic


Leave me out of this, I refuse to be recommissioned.



Are you that self centered CN. He could be talking about any number of us here
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Re: You got to be kidding..

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:40 am

Sting wrote:It is clear you have NO CLUE what it will cost to dismantle this 1950 asbestos laden caustic contaminated relic

I had no plans to decommission it. I was going to put it back in service. Now what the hell am I supposed to do with all of these F/A-18 Super Hornets that I've just got lying around?
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Re: You got to be kidding..

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:15 pm

coalnewbie wrote: I have been expecting to die ever since.


Hate to break it to you, but you should expect to die anyway. ;)
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Re: You got to be kidding..

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:20 pm

DieselBob wrote:I'm kind of surprised the Chinese didn't buy it for $.02. That would have doubled our money and they would have stopped by and picked it up and they wouldn't have to deal with all the pesky EPA rules.


I would imagine the Chinese or many other nations would of loved to purchase it but I'd also imagine it wasn't for sale to them. ;)
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Re: You got to be kidding..

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:05 pm

bigstick6017555 wrote:i may not have a clue as to the exact cost, but i am sure after all is said and done there is money to be made. whoever bought this i am sure they did not do it just to be a nice guy


Just bring to the Bronx with a sign : do not touch ... 1/2 hr, all gone
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Re: You got to be kidding..

PostBy: grumpy On: Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:17 pm

davidmcbeth3 wrote:
bigstick6017555 wrote:i may not have a clue as to the exact cost, but i am sure after all is said and done there is money to be made. whoever bought this i am sure they did not do it just to be a nice guy


Just bring to the Bronx with a sign : do not touch ... 1/2 hr, all gone



Park it near the Whitestone, funny...
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