Skip to comments.Gently Used Submarine Base Yours for $17.5M (Sub Not Included)
Posted on 06/02/2012 3:18:53 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Gently used submarine base yours for $17.5M (sub not included)
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!
(Excerpt) Read more at dvice.com ...
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.
“Instant Evil Villain Status: Secret Submarine Base For Sale”
“Topphemmeleg, atomsikker ubåtbase til sal på Finn.no”
I won’t even consider it without a sub.
Have the Chinese submitted the winning bid yet?
Are you hiring by chance? I also love Norway.
I would buy it, but my Ohio class sub wouldn’t fit. Plus Taiwan has dibs on it.
Israel instantly comes to mind. They could call it their embassy to make it sovereign territory. Iran could be assured of a doomsday sortie.
That would be one badass boat dock.
Reconsider! It may be a Prepper Paradise!
I’ll bet that the submarine is negotiable.
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.
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