Don't worry. The U.S. taxpayer will pick up the tab!
Foreign welfare alert!
>>> free of cost
Since ww2 the US has provided many of our smaller cast-offs to friendly Navies. Some for a token payment, many for no payment. What’s so special about this instance?
>>> Don’t worry. The U.S. taxpayer will pick up the tab!
What tab? The ship has depreciated to zero value for the USN. The taxpayer got its value and then the ship was decommissioned. The Perry’s aren’t coming back to USN service.
And as opposed to the taxpayer continuing to pay the storage and upkeep costs for an obsolete and essentially useless hulk?