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Aircraft Carrier For Sale: A Perfect Father's Day Gift!
http://www.frenchcreekboatsales.com/details.asp?File_Number=BOP12 ^ | 5/29/3

Posted on 05/29/2003 9:08:10 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker

        Ex-Aircraft Carrier--US$4,500,000
  • Built by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson Limited England/1942-1945
  • Loaned to Australia 1953 – 1955 Sold to Brazil 1956, re-fitted 1957 – 1960 in Rotterdam Holland, angled deck added, overhauled 1976 –1980
  • Laid-up 1987, Refitted 1991 – 1993, Refitted 1997 – 1998
  • De-Commissioned November 2001, Sold to Private concerns 2002, Sale did not complete.
  • Length: 693’ 3” Overall 630’ Waterline 690’ Flight deck
  • Beam: 80’ 119’ 6” Flight deck
  • Draught: 23’ Fore 23’ 5” aft
  • Catapult: 1 Mactaggart Scott C – 3 steam powered 8.5 degree launch
  • Displacement: Full Load 19,890 Tons, Normal 17,500 tons, Standard 15,890 tons


  • Engine Type: 2 shaft Parsons geared steam turbines, 4 Admiralty 3 drum boilers
  • H.P.: 36,000 SHP
  • Fuel: Oil
  • Capacity: 3,196 Tons plus 98,000 gallons of Aviation fuel
  • Endurance: 12,000 Nautical miles @ 14 Knots, 6,200 Nautical Miles @ 25 Knots
  • Radars: Air search, Lockheed SPS 40B, Surface search Plessey AWS 4 Navigation Signaal ZW 06
  • Complement: 1300 (1000 Navy, 300 Air)
  • Hanger: 322’ long by 52’ Width by 17’ 6” height
  • Generators: 4 Turbo generators and I diesel Generator producing 2500Kw AC.
  • For History of this vessel follow this link: www.fleetairarmarchive.net/vengeance/


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1 posted on 05/29/2003 9:08:10 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker
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To: NativeNewYorker
I really want one. Anyone up for a time-share deal or limited partnership?
2 posted on 05/29/2003 9:09:21 AM PDT by demsux
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To: NativeNewYorker
Will they gift-wrap?
3 posted on 05/29/2003 9:10:25 AM PDT by TheBigB (You can't make someone love you. All you can do is stalk them and hope they panic and give in.)
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To: Vic3O3; cavtrooper21
Vic,

We could upgrade our kayaks with this!

Semper Fi
4 posted on 05/29/2003 9:10:49 AM PDT by dd5339 (Lookout Texas, here we come!)
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To: NativeNewYorker
Wow! I want it! Forget the FR Cruise advertised in the banners here... let's take THAT bad boy to the Caribbean.
5 posted on 05/29/2003 9:11:52 AM PDT by D. Brian Carter
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To: demsux
$4.5 million sounds like a bargain; there are small yachts that cost more than that. How much (and how many people)does it cost to operate one of these things? Or it could be parked somewhere permanently and converted into some really cool living space.
6 posted on 05/29/2003 9:12:51 AM PDT by ExpatCanuck
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To: ExpatCanuck
That is a bargain - I wonder if it still has its guns?
7 posted on 05/29/2003 9:16:05 AM PDT by Ford Fairlane
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To: NativeNewYorker
Moving and operating it would cost way more than 4.5 million, unfortunately.
8 posted on 05/29/2003 9:16:43 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves
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To: NativeNewYorker
A serious question for a lighthearted post, but do you think that if I had the money, the Second Amendment should protect my right to buy and arm this ship?
9 posted on 05/29/2003 9:16:48 AM PDT by Dilly
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To: NativeNewYorker
Just the thing for your favorite evil billionaire genius!

I'd be happy with just a tank.

10 posted on 05/29/2003 9:18:56 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: NativeNewYorker
6,200 Nautical Miles @ 25 Knots

You could certainly ski for a loooong time!!!


Eaker

11 posted on 05/29/2003 9:20:11 AM PDT by Eaker (64,999,987 firearm owners killed no one yesterday. Somehow, it didn't make the news.)
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To: Dilly
Buy? Yes.

Arm? I don't know the regs on what kinds of weapons non-service folks can possess.

But I'm certain, if money is no object, owning/registering this baby offshore would cover most problems.

12 posted on 05/29/2003 9:21:28 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: NativeNewYorker
I wonder what shipping and handling would run?
13 posted on 05/29/2003 9:23:03 AM PDT by TheBattman
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To: D. Brian Carter
Perhaps we should start a "freep-a-thon" to rally the money up for the USS FREEP.
14 posted on 05/29/2003 9:23:19 AM PDT by YoungKentuckyConservative
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To: Dilly
Is an antique aircraft carrier without any warplanes or bombs even a Second Amendment issue?
15 posted on 05/29/2003 9:23:24 AM PDT by Liberal Classic (Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentis telum est.)
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To: Dilly
he Second Amendment should protect my right to buy and arm this ship?

Certainly. Many of the ships and guns used in the Revolutionary war were privately owned and contracted to the Continental Congress.

/john

16 posted on 05/29/2003 9:23:30 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (I'm just a cook.)
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To: NativeNewYorker
I call dibs!

If I plan it right, for Christmas I could get him an FA-18...with bombs!

JDAMs...MOABs...Bunker Busters...

Oh, and we'll need missles! And big bullets...

I gotta make a shopping list.

17 posted on 05/29/2003 9:23:36 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Never have so many, been so wrong, about so much.)
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To: NativeNewYorker
Nice ride, but the accessories will kill you.
18 posted on 05/29/2003 9:28:09 AM PDT by KellyAdmirer
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To: Dilly
A serious question for a lighthearted post, but do you think that if I had the money, the Second Amendment should protect my right to buy and arm this ship?

I don't know what the Nine would say, but there is a historical precedent. I believe private concerns were given letters of marque and permitted to attack the Barbary Pirates.

19 posted on 05/29/2003 9:29:41 AM PDT by MalcolmS (Do Not Remove This Tagline Under Penalty Of Law!)
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To: NativeNewYorker
Does it come with a trolling motor?
20 posted on 05/29/2003 9:29:46 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Over 25 years of dealing with stupid people and I still don't have the right to just shoot them.....)
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To: NativeNewYorker
Great! Now all I need is a bathtub big enough to fit this in.
21 posted on 05/29/2003 9:30:17 AM PDT by keithtoo (Luvya Dubya)
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To: NativeNewYorker
The ship was initially sold to Brazil as Minas Gerais on 12th December 1956 for a total of US$9 million.

Hey! It's half off!!

22 posted on 05/29/2003 9:31:53 AM PDT by ericthecurdog
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To: Constitution Day
You want to buy a tank? I know where you can get a pretty good one (British Chieftain Mk XIV) for less than a new Kia. (With shipping to the US it's just over $10,000.) If anyone seriously wants one, drop me a note at the e-mail address on my profile page - I'd be more than happy to steer you to these folks, they've got some pretty cool stuff.
23 posted on 05/29/2003 9:33:07 AM PDT by 11B3 (We live in "interesting times". Indeed.)
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To: NativeNewYorker; dighton; aculeus; general_re; L,TOWM; Constitution Day; hellinahandcart

FRS VIKING KITTY

24 posted on 05/29/2003 9:34:25 AM PDT by BlueLancer (Der Elite Møøsenspåånkængruppen ØberKømmååndø (EMØØK))
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To: demsux
I'll chip in 10 bucks....lets buy it.
25 posted on 05/29/2003 9:36:36 AM PDT by Dog (LOST: Beloved Pet answers to the name QUAGMIRE if found call Howell Raines lost since Afghanistan.)
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To: All
Love all the thoughts and suggestions. I however do not want to own it, but I would like the next owner to come by my place for a beer. Just park that baby right in front of my house!!
26 posted on 05/29/2003 9:37:20 AM PDT by patriotUSA
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To: Constitution Day
Just the thing for your favorite evil billionaire genius!

Let's not give Bill Gates any ideas.

27 posted on 05/29/2003 9:38:13 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rob: I have a five letter word: F-R-E-E-P. Freep. Jerry: Freep? What's that? -Dick Van Dyke Show)
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To: BlueLancer
You rock. HMS Vengance re-christined as the FRS Viking Kitty.

I'm in for a grand even. Anyone wanna start an account?

28 posted on 05/29/2003 9:38:15 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For an Evil Super Genius, you aren't too bright are you?)
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To: patriotUSA
Mayor Daley in Chicago should have to buy it and park it off of Meggs Field to replace that runway. I know it's shorter, but the adrenaline would make it worth it.
29 posted on 05/29/2003 9:39:37 AM PDT by 11B3 (We live in "interesting times". Indeed.)
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To: demsux
Great Idea!! I'm in.
30 posted on 05/29/2003 9:43:14 AM PDT by PISANO
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To: 11B3
I know where you can get a pretty good one (British Chieftain Mk XIV) for less than a new Kia.

You're killing me, man. If only I could *really* get one!!

Mrs. CD would have my head if I did. I already have a '55 Chevy and a '69 Chevy truck.
She has told me I can't have any more toys right now. :(

31 posted on 05/29/2003 9:44:49 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: BlueLancer
Awesome!!!
32 posted on 05/29/2003 9:45:40 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: YoungKentuckyConservative
Yeah! Have you seen the "add $4 for '04" thread here yet? How about everyone up their monthly donation another couple of bucks til the ship is paid off? LOL... can you imagine the chaos if FR owned an aircraft carrier?
33 posted on 05/29/2003 9:46:56 AM PDT by D. Brian Carter
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To: NativeNewYorker
It's a steel at $4.5 mil.
34 posted on 05/29/2003 9:47:48 AM PDT by Consort
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To: NativeNewYorker
3,196 Tons of oil equals 6,392,000 pounds of oil ... oil weighs about 7.5 pounds per gallon, so that means that there are 852,266.67 gallons of oil ... at a buck and a quarter per gallon, that means it costs $1,065,333.30 to fill the tanks.

How much you want to bet that the selling price does not include a full tank of gas?
35 posted on 05/29/2003 9:50:21 AM PDT by spodefly (This is my tagline. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: D. Brian Carter
can you imagine the chaos if FR owned an aircraft carrier?

Yeah. We could REALLY invade a liberal state like California or Massachusettes with that.

I got dibbs on steering it first.

36 posted on 05/29/2003 9:51:02 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rob: I have a five letter word: F-R-E-E-P. Freep. Jerry: Freep? What's that? -Dick Van Dyke Show)
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To: NativeNewYorker
For $4.5m, this boat is in great shape. 2 refittings in the 90's? Wow. The scrap value of this boat even seems higher than the asking, especially if the electronics/radars are fully operational.
37 posted on 05/29/2003 9:52:42 AM PDT by July 4th
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To: YoungKentuckyConservative
"Perhaps we should start a "freep-a-thon" to rally the money up for the USS FREEP."

You bet, and the pinko commies over at DUmmyunfounded would have an apoplexy

38 posted on 05/29/2003 9:52:55 AM PDT by MrNeutron1962
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To: spodefly
How much you want to bet that the selling price does not include a full tank of gas?

We could negotiate for that, And dont forget to have the dealer throw in a freee pair of those giant fuzzy dice to hang on the rear view mirror.

39 posted on 05/29/2003 9:54:49 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rob: I have a five letter word: F-R-E-E-P. Freep. Jerry: Freep? What's that? -Dick Van Dyke Show)
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To: NativeNewYorker
It's British ... it's bound to have an oil leak and electrical fire problems. ;o)
40 posted on 05/29/2003 9:56:07 AM PDT by al_c
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To: lowbridge
At only $4.5M this is pocket change to him.
41 posted on 05/29/2003 9:58:25 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: NativeNewYorker
I'll get on the phone right now to Keanu Reeves.

Do they want a check, money order or cash.
42 posted on 05/29/2003 9:59:46 AM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (Don't punch holes in the lifeboat)
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To: Consort
It's a steel at $4.5 mil.

a HUGH steel!!

43 posted on 05/29/2003 10:02:20 AM PDT by ericthecurdog
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To: NativeNewYorker
Pretty cheap at the price if it's not completely falling apart.

Of course, there's maintenance costs, crew, upgrades of electronics and other equipment, fuel, docking, etc....but still.

If nothing else, you could use it for ASW or amphibious assult support work. Or as a training ship.

44 posted on 05/29/2003 10:04:54 AM PDT by The Iguana
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To: The Iguana
If nothing else, you could use it for ASW or amphibious assult support work. Or as a training ship.

Sounds like it's been used for both already...

Ship History

45 posted on 05/29/2003 10:07:04 AM PDT by ericthecurdog
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To: BlueLancer
FRS VIKING KITTY

The hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new lands,
To fight the horde, singing and crying: Valhalla, I am coming!
On we sweep with threshing oar, Our only goal will be the western shore.

Viking Kittens

46 posted on 05/29/2003 10:07:07 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Paranoia is when you realize that tin foil hats just focus the mind control beams.)
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To: NativeNewYorker
Does it come with Letters of Marque and Reprisal.
47 posted on 05/29/2003 10:09:55 AM PDT by Hermann the Cherusker
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To: Hermann the Cherusker
Imagine... with this one purchase you own a Navy more widely feared than that of France.
48 posted on 05/29/2003 10:11:04 AM PDT by ericthecurdog
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To: JRandomFreeper
Certainly. Many of the ships and guns used in the Revolutionary war were privately owned

Yes. So I wonder, what would the rules be today on something like a private naval force? Primarily aiming at hiring itself out to Uncle Sam?

49 posted on 05/29/2003 10:12:40 AM PDT by Cachelot (~ In waters near you ~)
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To: Dilly
, but do you think that if I had the money, the Second Amendment should protect my right to buy and arm this ship?

Well, ya can't do much altering or abolishing with popguns...

50 posted on 05/29/2003 10:12:52 AM PDT by Jim Noble
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