Carriers awaiting disposal
Shown are the carriers current locations and the planned disposal option for each.
Forrestal (AVT 59, ex-CV 59), stricken Sept. 11, 1993. In Philadelphia. Scrap.
Saratoga (CV 60), stricken Aug. 20, 1994. In Newport, R.I. Scrap (changed from donation hold).
Ranger (CV 61), stricken March 8, 1994. In Bremerton, Wash. Donation hold.
Independence (CV 62), stricken March 8, 2004. In Bremerton. Scrap.
Kitty Hawk (CV 63), decommissioned May 12, 2009, and placed in Mobilization Category B, or mothballs, for preservation and possible future use. In Bremerton. Unstated disposal option.
Constellation (CV 64), stricken Dec. 2, 2003. In Bremerton. Scrap.
John F. Kennedy (CV 67), stricken Oct. 16, 2009. In Philadelphia. Donation hold.
Source: Naval Sea Systems Command.
Everything depends of the price of scrap steel:
The absolute worse case scenario is that it will cost the US Navy $2 to $3 billion dollars to scrap the ships.
I served on both the forrestal and the kennedy... when the fid was in mayport, sinkin’ sarah was right next to us...