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Sell some of them to India
1 posted on 02/20/2012 10:16:27 PM PST by U-238
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Australia,South Korea or Brazil might want to purchase one.


2 posted on 02/20/2012 10:17:58 PM PST by U-238 (tH)
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They should all be turned into museums. It is not fair to the veterans of these ships to see them in the scrap heap.


8 posted on 02/20/2012 10:34:29 PM PST by U-238
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Good quality scrap steel, several tons copper and aluminum, and several sons marine brass in the props, lots of good salvage there.


11 posted on 02/20/2012 10:49:28 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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Turn them all into cruise ships.


15 posted on 02/20/2012 10:57:56 PM PST by Kevmo (If you can define a man by the depravity of his enemies, Rick Santorum must be a noble soul indeed.)
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23 posted on 02/21/2012 12:05:40 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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Couple additional points. Due to repeated trips up the NE I-95 corridor (through Baltimore) I got to see the slow-motion tragedy of the Coral Sea scrapping, if from something of a distance. Not pretty - looked like the ship just sat there forever.

The biggest issue with scrapping is going to be the fluctuating price of the metal. It’s really high right now, but if it drops I’d bet it’ll put any company scrapping these things right into bankruptcy (as happened with Coral Sea). And given how long it’ll take to cut a supercarrier apart, chances are the price of scrap metal will drop.

Enterprise’s (CVN-65) scrapping is really going to suck. I bet the USN really wishes there was some way to just make the thing safe for museum donation (like filling in the reactor compartments with lead or something ... that’s a joke btw). Not so much for posterity or historical preservation but from cost and effort. The ship won’t so much be “scrapped” as “deconstructed” in order to get at and remove the reactors.


39 posted on 02/21/2012 3:37:00 AM PST by tanknetter
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Turn them into prison ships, park them south of Mexico, perpahps Guatamala, El Salvador, etc. Send criminals who are also illegal aliens to be housed in them and hire CHEAP locals to be prison guards.


41 posted on 02/21/2012 4:07:34 AM PST by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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IF the eco-freaks would stop worrying about how “clean” their disposal will be, there are folks in India who make a living breaking up ships like CVs.


42 posted on 02/21/2012 4:10:37 AM PST by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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And they ground up my first ship USS Ticonderoga CVA 14 for scrap. I worked on the flight deck-Crash/Salvage 67-69, very exciting times.


46 posted on 02/21/2012 5:21:38 AM PST by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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Park them in the Hudson River. During rush hour, turn them to span the river and act as bridges. NYC bound traffic on the lfight deck, NJ bound on the hangar deck. When rush hour ends, turn them parallel to the shore line so river traffic can again pass.


47 posted on 02/21/2012 5:47:51 AM PST by Dilbert56 (Harry Reid, D-Nev.: "We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.")
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48 posted on 02/21/2012 6:16:11 AM PST by Vroomfondel
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49 posted on 02/21/2012 6:31:46 AM PST by magslinger (Who cares if they are"electable" if they are going to govern like Democrats? -noprogs)
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Obama will probably give them to the Egyptians for their navy.


51 posted on 02/21/2012 7:27:21 AM PST by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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