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Gently Used Submarine Base Yours for $17.5M (Sub Not Included)
DVICE ^ | June 1, 2012 | Eileen Marable

Posted on 06/02/2012 3:18:53 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Gently used submarine base yours for $17.5M (sub not included)

Olavsvern orlogsstasjon

Norway is joining a growing trend of governments selling off old infrastructure installations like cupcakes at a bake sale. They've recently listed the Olavsvern Naval Submarine Base on the real estate market, and hope to add a cool $17.5 million to their budgetary bottom line for their efforts.

Submarine is not included in the asking price. That's a sure sign times are really tough folks.

Since anyone who will buy this base is clearly a gazillionaire that's not likely to stop them. In addition to needing to bring your own submarines, you'll need to spring a little extra for paint, machinery and henchmen to run the place.

What you do get is 13,500 square meters of buildings above ground and a 2500 square meter quay. You'll also get a dry dock, workshops, offices, fuel systems and more. Oh — there is a tunnel and emergency power system.

While the story sounds more and more like a potential home for Dr. Evil or that secret Nazi sub base that Indiana Jones visited on his quest to retrieve the Ark, this is a true story. Here's the listing to prove it.

Hopefully the Norwegian government will find a good buyer. Someone nice who doesn't come with their own army, and is just looking to build the world's first submarine base hotel or something.

Dang. I just gave that idea away for free!

Olavsvern orlogsstasjon

Olavsvern orlogsstasjon

Olavsvern orlogsstasjon

Olavsvern orlogsstasjon

Olavsvern orlogsstasjon

Olavsvern orlogsstasjon

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KEYWORDS: drevil; forsale; militarysurplus; navalwarfare; navybase; norway; norwegian; preowned; realestate; subbase; submarines; vanity

I am now actively acquiring the venture capital to secure this secret Norwegian submarine base. Then I can build my dream of world domination and hegemony.

1 posted on 06/02/2012 3:19:07 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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More coverage:

“Instant Evil Villain Status: Secret Submarine Base For Sale”

http://www.geekologie.com/2012/05/instant-evil-villain-status-secret-subma.php

“Topphemmeleg, atomsikker ubåtbase til sal på Finn.no”

http://www.tv2.no/nyheter/innenriks/topphemmeleg-atomsikker-ubaatbase-til-sal-paa-finnno-3791284.html


2 posted on 06/02/2012 3:21:15 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

I won’t even consider it without a sub.


3 posted on 06/02/2012 3:21:21 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

4 posted on 06/02/2012 3:26:39 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: DogByte6RER
HOW ARE YOU GENTLEMEN !!
ALL OUR BASE ARE BELONG TO YOU.
5 posted on 06/02/2012 3:29:12 PM PDT by RichInOC (HA HA HA HA....)
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To: DogByte6RER

Have the Chinese submitted the winning bid yet?


6 posted on 06/02/2012 3:48:46 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: DogByte6RER

Will my Flight III 688 be able to be based there?


7 posted on 06/02/2012 3:50:22 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: DogByte6RER

Are you hiring by chance? I also love Norway.


8 posted on 06/02/2012 4:08:33 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: F15Eagle

I would buy it, but my Ohio class sub wouldn’t fit. Plus Taiwan has dibs on it.


9 posted on 06/02/2012 4:10:15 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: DogByte6RER

Israel instantly comes to mind. They could call it their embassy to make it sovereign territory. Iran could be assured of a doomsday sortie.


10 posted on 06/02/2012 4:32:57 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Extraneous Wind sends ...)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I just need to be able to launch cruise missiles at any new incarnation of a Rosie O’Donnell Show ... lol


11 posted on 06/02/2012 4:36:45 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: DogByte6RER

That would be one badass boat dock.


12 posted on 06/02/2012 4:47:35 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Reconsider! It may be a Prepper Paradise!


13 posted on 06/02/2012 5:48:54 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: DogByte6RER

I’ll bet that the submarine is negotiable.


14 posted on 06/02/2012 5:48:54 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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To: DogByte6RER

I’d like two or three of those. Only problem, besides the $$$$, is some enemy one day will have an old map and bomb it to smithereens.


15 posted on 06/02/2012 6:01:21 PM PDT by bgill
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