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Aircraft carrier sold in USA for 1 cent

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Aircraft carrier sold in USA for 1 centThe retired US aircraft carrier Forrestal was sold for scrap for just 1 cents.


The Texas company All Star Metals paid for the ship to the military department 1 cent - taking into account the expected cost of transporting it to the place of disposal, ITAR-TASS reports.

When launched in 1954, the Forrestal was the largest ship in the US Navy and was considered a miracle of technology in America. Its construction cost the treasury about 217 million dollars - that's about 2 billion dollars in today's money.

But in the last 20 years, the first American supercarrier quietly rusted around the dock in Philadelphia, and the military tried unsuccessfully to sell it off their hands, for example, as a floating museum.

"Forrestal" participated in many military campaigns, but probably the most memorable episode in its stories was associated with a series of explosions and a fire aboard it, which occurred in 1967 in the Gulf of Tonkin off the coast of Vietnam as a result of a technical malfunction. Then the 134 of the US military died, 161 was injured. Among the survivors was the current Republican Senator John McCain.

The ship received its name in honor of James Forrestal, the former Secretary of the Navy and First Secretary of Defense of the USA. After the forced retirement in 1949, he fell into depression and committed suicide.
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  1. Kars
    Kars 24 October 2013 10: 53
    +5
    The retired US aircraft carrier Forrestal was sold for scrap for just 1 cents.

    The Texas company All Star Metals paid for the ship to the military department 1 cent - taking into account the expected cost of transporting it to the place of disposal, ITAR-TASS reports.


    It is interesting after this they will recall how Ukraine sold the unfinished building?
    1. Simon
      Simon 24 October 2013 11: 19
      20
      Sorry, someone outbid. I later found out, otherwise I would have bought it and resold it to China at a higher price. belay laughing
      1. Basarev
        Basarev 24 October 2013 11: 26
        +5
        And why should China sell? It would be modernized and in operation!
        1. Deniska
          Deniska 25 October 2013 13: 11
          0
          It is morally and physically outdated! That there is one "fatigue" of the metal.
      2. military
        military 24 October 2013 15: 29
        +3
        Quote: Simon
        Sorry, someone outbid. I later found out, otherwise I would have bought it and resold it to China at a higher price. belay laughing

        for 20 years it rusted in anticipation of a buyer ... you would have to pay extra to the Chinese from your pocket ... laughing
      3. Gari
        Gari 24 October 2013 17: 30
        +6
        Quote: Simon
        Sorry, someone outbid. I later found out, otherwise I would have bought it and resold it to China at a higher price.

        And I am very sorry I would buy it and I don’t know I drove to Sevan, I think it was located on the lake, for fun laughing drinks
      4. alone
        alone 24 October 2013 18: 57
        0
        Quote: Simon
        Sorry, someone outbid. I later found out, otherwise I would have bought it and resold it to China at a higher price.


        The Texas company All Star Metals paid 1 cent for the ship to the military department, taking into account the expected costs of its transportation to the disposal site, ITAR-TASS reports.


        Think transportation costs a trifle?
        1. Canep
          Canep 25 October 2013 10: 09
          +1
          If a non-nuclear aircraft carrier is valued at 1 cent, taking into account disposal and transportation, then they will have to pay a tidy sum for an atomic carrier to be picked up.
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    3. Civil
      Civil 24 October 2013 12: 40
      +4
      The first full-forged aircraft carrier, but without YAS, a transitional model.
      1. cdrt
        cdrt 24 October 2013 16: 01
        +1
        Quote: Civil
        The first full-speed aircraft carrier, but without nuclear warhead, transitional model



        It’s a pity we wouldn’t be sold ...
        It’s unlikely to be used, but the super-bearers could learn how to design.
        The United States in this (design of aircraft carriers, construction, operation and use in the database) experience with us is not comparable.
        The Chinese, in my opinion, the old British bought to see in addition to the Varangian
    4. velikoros-xnumx
      velikoros-xnumx 24 October 2013 14: 05
      +3
      Quote: Kars
      It is interesting after this they will recall how Ukraine sold the unfinished building?

      Do not compare "God's gift to scrambled eggs", one thing is a pile of rusty scrap metal
      When launched in 1954, Forrestal was the largest ship in the US Navy
      , and a completely different unfinished aircraft carrier (the age of the hull at the time of sale is 10 years, the readiness is more than 70%)
      1. Kars
        Kars 24 October 2013 14: 12
        +1
        Quote: velikoros-xnumx
        Do not compare "God's gift to scrambled eggs", one thing is a pile of rusty scrap metal

        It is even heavier than the unfinished body of the Varyag. With color, metal, cars, etc.)))

        But your licorice has manifested itself again.
        Quote: velikoros-xnumx
        unfinished aircraft carrier (hull age at the time of sale 10 years, readiness more than 70%)

        Why didn’t Russia buy it? Or didn’t the line turn up?
        1. velikoros-xnumx
          velikoros-xnumx 24 October 2013 16: 13
          +2
          Quote: Kars
          But your licorice has manifested itself again.

          What was my hypocrisy expressed, please remind me, otherwise "something has become with my memory."
          Quote: Kars
          Why didn’t Russia buy it? Or didn’t the line turn up?

          At the time of the transaction (1998), Russia itself was ready to sell anything, but you say why you didn’t buy it? Let me remind you that it was in 1998 that defloration occurred repeat oh sorry default the home economy. So that was not before that.
          1. Kars
            Kars 24 October 2013 16: 51
            +1
            Quote: velikoros-xnumx
            What was my hypocrisy expressed, please remind me, otherwise "something has become with my memory."

            Heal. Though what can I say to a person with such a .. speaking .. nickname.

            Quote: velikoros-xnumx
            At the time of the transaction (1998), Russia itself was ready to sell anything,

            Then why are you, and those like you reproaching Ukraine for selling?
            Quote: velikoros-xnumx
            Do not compare "God's gift with scrambled eggs", one thing is a pile of rusty scrap metal, and an unfinished aircraft carrier is quite another (the hull is 10 years old at the time of sale, more than 70% ready)

            Or is it not a rebuke?
            Quote: Nayhas
            Do you compare a new aircraft carrier with an aircraft carrier that has served for 43 years? How is it with reason?

            Quote: UVB
            That's it, unfinished, and therefore NEW! And not rust.
            1. Deniska
              Deniska 25 October 2013 13: 15
              0
              The question is not that you sold it. The bottom line is that you sold it for cheap, but you compare the sale to the sale of a pile of floating scrap metal. !!
              1. Kars
                Kars 25 October 2013 13: 20
                +1
                Quote: Deniska
                and. The bottom line is that you sold it for cheap, but you compare the sale to the sale of a pile of floating scrap metal. !!

                By the price? And someone offered a great price? Would you be able to sell for how much?
                This floating scrap metal is an order of magnitude more efficient than an unfinished building, and more expensive when cutting.
                Quote: Deniska
                Probably there was no money)) Or yours basically did not sell))

                It's your problems.
        2. Deniska
          Deniska 25 October 2013 13: 13
          0
          Probably there was no money)) Or yours basically did not sell))
    5. Nayhas
      Nayhas 24 October 2013 14: 37
      +7
      Quote: Kars
      It is interesting after this they will recall how Ukraine sold the unfinished building?

      Do you compare a new aircraft carrier with an aircraft carrier that has served for 43 years? How is it with reason?
      1. Kars
        Kars 24 October 2013 14: 55
        +1
        Quote: Nayhas
        Do you compare a new aircraft carrier with an aircraft carrier that has served for 43 years? How is it with reason?

        You? You’re on a hike in any way. A new aircraft carrier? Where was he? He would not have been let through the Bosphorus. For you, probably, an unfinished building that has been malfunctioning for at least five years without work))))) a new aircraft carrier)) and so ? At first it was 60 years old?

        And the question still remains what is it .. I bum ... Russia did not buy it?

        Since November 1991, the Soviet Navy (now Russia), due to a general reduction in military spending, suspended payments to the ChSZ (which now belongs to Ukraine), which are necessary to continue the construction of the Varyag aircraft carrier and the Ulyanovsk ATAKR.

        The result of such a short-sighted (and maybe well-thought-out decision) was the termination of the completion of the Varyag (when it was more than 65% ready) and the construction of Ulyanovsk, which led to the irrevocable loss of both of these ships for Russia, as well as significant funds and resources invested in their creation. As you know, the Ulyanovsk hull, three-quarters formed on the slipway, was cut into metal in 1992, which had been lying around for several years (from the editorial office no more than a year) on the territory of the plant before being sent for remelting. "Varyag" in 1995 was excluded from the lists of ships of the Russian Navy and transferred to the construction plant against the debts of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation,


        Wow, what some stubborn)))
        1. Deniska
          Deniska 25 October 2013 13: 17
          0
          You kind of answered yourself:
          Varyag "in 1995 was excluded from the lists of ships of the Russian Navy and transferred to the construction plant against the debts of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation,
          1. Kars
            Kars 25 October 2013 13: 21
            +1
            Quote: Deniska
            You kind of answered yourself:

            it turns out the Russian Federation sold it even cheaper than Ukraine)))))))
      2. velikoros-xnumx
        velikoros-xnumx 24 October 2013 23: 18
        +2
        Quote: Nayhas
        Heal. Though what can I say to a person with such a .. speaking .. nickname.

        Since when does a person who is proud of belonging to his Great Nation, extremely rarely infringing on other peoples (and even that, as a rule, made life), should hide it or be ashamed. Ukrainians from the time of Mazepa periodically inserted a knife in the back of the brotherly people, and nothing, they are proud of themselves and their compatriots like Stepan Bandera.
        1. Kars
          Kars 25 October 2013 10: 25
          +1
          Quote: velikoros-xnumx
          Since when is a person proud of belonging to his Great Nation

          Humble must be humble.
          Quote: velikoros-xnumx
          proud of themselves and their compatriots like Stepan Bandera

          Well, so you go down to the level of the same, taking yourself a similar name.
    6. sens99.ru
      sens99.ru 24 October 2013 17: 18
      +4
      Quote: Kars
      The ship received its name in honor of James Forrestal, the former Secretary of the Navy and First Secretary of Defense of the USA. After the forced retirement in 1949, he fell into depression and committed suicide.

      I want to say that whatever you call it will float. What a man was such and a ship!
      1. Gato
        Gato 24 October 2013 20: 18
        +2
        Quote: sens99.ru
        I want to say that whatever you call it will float. What a man was such and a ship!

        You mean to say that Forrestal will raise the signal "The Russians are coming! They are everywhere!" and will fall apart from horror before cutting?
        laughing
        1. sens99.ru
          sens99.ru 25 October 2013 15: 37
          0
          You mean to say that Forrestal will raise the signal "The Russians are coming! They are everywhere!" and will fall apart from horror before cutting?
          The way it is)
    7. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
      Andrei from Chelyabinsk 24 October 2013 17: 43
      +4
      Naturally. For an unfinished ship is one thing, but a ship that has expired and after another 20 years has rusted is another.
      The cost of 1 cent for Forrestal should rather be compared with the price of the "Ukraine" RCR :)
      1. Kars
        Kars 24 October 2013 17: 59
        +1
        Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
        For an unfinished ship is one thing, but a ship that has expired and after which another 20 years has rusted is another.

        ))))))))))))) 0 and in the next sentence you refute yourself
        Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
        1 cent for Forrestal should rather be compared with the price of RRC "Ukraine" :)

        The cruiser is also unfinished and did not stand much smaller than the Varyag’s hull, while the cruiser still had a crew, and it was kept at least somehow, unlike the hull.
        But your double standards are well revealed.
        1. alone
          alone 24 October 2013 19: 01
          -2
          Quote: Kars
          But your double standards are well revealed.


          KARS, this is double standards. There is nothing to be done)) it is interesting that many here are outraged and blame the West for the same))
          1. Kars
            Kars 24 October 2013 19: 25
            +1
            Quote: lonely
            It is natural that many here are outraged and blame the West for the same))

            Probably the double standards are different. They are correct, probably gay in the West, or not kosher.
            1. alone
              alone 24 October 2013 19: 31
              0
              Quote: Kars
              Probably the double standards are different. They are correct, probably gay in the West, or not kosher.


              Well, yes, of course .. in fact, all of Europe is gay only)) (some people think so). Why then do gays sell gas so that they are warm in their own business?)) wassat
              1. Deniska
                Deniska 25 October 2013 13: 20
                0
                Gays can also attack us)) And try to "overdose" everyone, but we don't really want that, but we need money and we are selling
        2. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
          Andrei from Chelyabinsk 25 October 2013 08: 19
          +1
          Quote: Kars
          and in the next sentence, refute yourself

          Kars, do you know what a "joke" is? :)))) So, it was a joke :)))))
          Quote: Kars
          The cruiser is also unfinished and stood not much smaller than the Varyag’s hull, while the cruiser still

          However, in every joke there is a fraction of a joke, and everything else is true. Kars if you seriously comparing "Varyag" and "Forrestal" then pay attention, Forrestal was sold for 1 cent after 59 years from the date of launching, "Varyag" was sold 10 years after launching, and for "Lobov / Ukraine" it was already 23 years old, and he is much closer to Forrestal than Varyag
          1. Kars
            Kars 25 October 2013 10: 28
            +1
            Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
            Kars, do you know what a "joke" is? :)))) So, it was a joke :)))))

            You write in brackets - JOK. (Otherwise you won’t be told, the rest, but here many will think that it’s true)
            Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
            "Varyag" was sold 10 years after launching,

            And sold in 20 millions of times more expensive
            Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
            and for "Lobov / Ukraine" 23 years have passed since the descent, and it is much closer to Forrestal than Varyag

            Yes, Varyag was completely unfinished and had no crew, and was not kept. Lobov was almost ready, but was not exploited. Therefore, he has almost nothing to do with Forestol except for both warships.
            1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
              Andrei from Chelyabinsk 29 October 2013 15: 08
              +1
              Quote: Kars
              You write in brackets - JOKE

              Ok, Kars :)
              Quote: Kars
              And sold in 20 millions of times more expensive

              But who argues. But 20 million for such a ship is a minuscule
              But generally speaking, there can be no complaints from Russia. Ukraine offered the ship to us, and by no means for 100500 billion. Russia refused, so Ukraine had no choice.
              Quote: Kars
              But the Varangian was completely unfinished and had no crew, and was not kept. Lobov was almost ready, but was not exploited.

              Age from this does not become less.
              1. Kars
                Kars 29 October 2013 15: 19
                +1
                Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
                But 20 million for such a ship is a minuscule

                And how much would you sell it for?
                Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
                But generally speaking, there can be no complaints from Russia

                It’s just that it doesn’t reach the Great Russians. X ... they sold the AVIAN CARRIER for a penny, to spoil BP))
                Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
                Age from this does not become less.

                Age will increase discord.
                1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
                  Andrei from Chelyabinsk 29 October 2013 22: 52
                  +1
                  Quote: Kars
                  And how much would you sell it for?

                  Kars, can you imagine the situation, so I emphasize Я sold an aircraft carrier? (joke)
  2. Arberes
    Arberes 24 October 2013 10: 57
    +8
    And how symbolic! It brought misfortune to humanity for billions, and was sold for scrap for just one "Baku"!
    Here she is GLORY!
  3. fzr1000
    fzr1000 24 October 2013 10: 58
    +2
    Russia had to take for 2 cents.
    1. svp67
      svp67 24 October 2013 11: 00
      +1
      Quote: fzr1000
      Russia had to take for 2 cents.

      I'm afraid there China is bustling ...
      1. LaGlobal
        LaGlobal 24 October 2013 11: 15
        +7
        Quote: svp67
        I'm afraid there China is bustling ...


        What are your opinions about Russia ?? !! = ((
        RF - does not feed on carrion!
    2. Arberes
      Arberes 24 October 2013 11: 03
      +4
      Quote: fzr1000
      Russia had to take for 2 cents.

      Make an upgrade of three hundred million dollars and sell the Indians for one and a half billion ???
    3. Toporkoff
      Toporkoff 24 October 2013 12: 24
      13
      Russia had to take for 2 cents.

      Too much for junk, so still beaten, dyed, and I guess they smoked in the cabin)
      1. vlad_pr
        vlad_pr 24 October 2013 12: 54
        +7
        Again, the portrait of Edita Pieha flies out of sight, not comme il faut.
        Sincerely.
      2. Deniska
        Deniska 25 October 2013 13: 22
        0
        smoked about smiled 5+
  4. major071
    major071 24 October 2013 10: 59
    +7
    Why scrap metal. We need to put it under eternal storage somewhere under the windows of McCain, let him recall his youth.
    1. Migari
      Migari 24 October 2013 11: 16
      +4
      So McCain did not swim, he was a flyer, ours were knocked down, and he was sitting in a pit among the Vietnamese, I think he has more memories of her than of an airplane.
      1. PDM80
        PDM80 24 October 2013 12: 43
        +6
        Not only that, if I’m not mistaken, these 160 corpses are just on Makein’s conscience, either he didn’t sit down successfully, or he fired a rocket on the deck, if so, we didn’t buy it and put it on the cube as a monument to Makein’s stupidity
        1. Ptah
          Ptah 24 October 2013 12: 58
          +6
          Quote: PDM80
          he either sat down unsuccessfully, or fired a rocket on the deck

          It even seems to be two. Directly from the deck, without waiting for take-off. So he wanted to quickly engage in battle with the damned Viet Cong. Then the repair cost something like 128 lyam.
          There were rumors in the USSR General Staff that Joni would be given a Hero of the Soviet Union. for such a "feat". laughing
        2. Avenger711
          Avenger711 24 October 2013 13: 00
          +4
          Official sources do not say anything about McCain except that he was there.
          1. Ptah
            Ptah 24 October 2013 17: 44
            +2
            Quote: Avenger711
            Official sources do not say anything about McCain except that he was there.

            Papa-Admiral trampled all the Old. If the son was there, he sat out in the hold.
            The rocket flies through the aft deck, at an altitude of 1,5 meters and enters the Skyhawk fuel tank, standing on the deck, opposite. The result is the ignition of 1,5 tons of jet fuel. The impact of a rocket pushes two old rusty bombs out of the Skyhawk bomb bay. Each bomb contains 450kg of TNT.
            The first bomb explodes after 94 seconds.
            60 seconds before the explosion, Gerald Farrier was desperate to cool the bombs. 10 seconds before the explosion, he realizes that all his efforts are futile.
            There is an explosion of the first bomb, which kills 27 people.
            In the next 4 minutes, another 6 bombs explode, causing the bottling of more than 150 tons of jet fuel, which instantly ignites.
            Burning fuel pours through cracks in the deck into the lower compartments, killing another 91 people.
            18 people, out of 134 dead, were never found.


            Most in detail -
            www.crash-ship.ru/?p=188
  5. andrei332809
    andrei332809 24 October 2013 11: 14
    +4
    and why didn’t I go to metal buying? crying
    1. Ezhaak
      Ezhaak 24 October 2013 13: 47
      +2
      Not too late. And countries still have corps. You can make money. laughing
      1. andrei332809
        andrei332809 24 October 2013 14: 25
        0
        Quote: Hedgehog
        You can make money

        horseradish with two. they will kill ...
  6. Torang
    Torang 24 October 2013 11: 18
    +4
    McCain was not quite among the survivors there ... He, it seems, arranged this "technical malfunction". He has a lot of "technical problems" in his track record ..
    1. andrei332809
      andrei332809 24 October 2013 12: 04
      +1
      Quote: Torang
      McCain there was not quite among the survivors

      not so long ago Sashka (Alex's number) compared him to the movie "hot heads". in my opinion, right to all 146 percent
  7. abdrah
    abdrah 24 October 2013 11: 23
    +6
    Information jumped that McCain himself and set fire to the throne, allegedly he accidentally fired a rocket while taxiing at the aircraft standing on deck and then catapulted. I don’t know about the truth, but like his dad, the fleet admiral helped hush up this incident.
  8. TRex
    TRex 24 October 2013 11: 23
    +4
    "After being forced to retire in 1949, he fell into depression and committed suicide."
    I heard a bike that he screeched out the window with a scream "Russians are coming!!!". And the window was high, so before death he managed to fly, a hawk ...
    And McCain personally destroyed about five planes. And they knocked him down, and he himself fell ... in short, shell-shocked to his entire head, lucky. Maybe he also set the Forrestal on fire?
  9. Alexandr73
    Alexandr73 24 October 2013 11: 31
    +1
    Interestingly, they don’t have those on sale there? I would take a couple of bucks for 3. The main thing is that on the go. Estimate, go to the cottage. class. Or around the city at rush hour. where is the cork? what kind of cork? oh, but I didn’t make out ... laughing
    1. vlad_pr
      vlad_pr 24 October 2013 13: 00
      +1
      As in M. M. Zhvanetsky, "and we are not on the red foot, not with a track, again, private cars do not cross the road ..."
      Sincerely.
    2. F117
      F117 24 October 2013 21: 57
      +2
      Uh ... You do not spoil. The Abrams are not welcomed here, and they are imprisoned not under our roads
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  11. Altona
    Altona 24 October 2013 11: 41
    +7
    Isn't this the Forrestal on which the blessed McCain served as a combat pilot, and trying to take off in the second echelon, like a classic army "brake" pressed the rocket launch and set fire to all the attack aircraft standing on the deck? ... , he even gave a medal on his chest from the Congress ... Of course, a noble vessel, it's a pity that it will go under the press ... laughing
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  13. UVB
    UVB 24 October 2013 11: 43
    +1
    Quote: Kars
    It is interesting after this they will recall how Ukraine sold the unfinished building?

    That's it, unfinished, and therefore NEW! And not rust.
  14. nazgul-ishe
    nazgul-ishe 24 October 2013 11: 49
    +1
    Will they sell the scrap metal to the Chinese?
  15. MilaPhone
    MilaPhone 24 October 2013 11: 53
    +8
    Yes, the boat is clearly not a fort. In the Navy, the aircraft carrier received the nickname "Zippo".
    1. Nayhas
      Nayhas 24 October 2013 14: 43
      +2
      Quote: Milafon
      Yes, the boat is clearly not a fort. In the Navy, the aircraft carrier received the nickname "Zippo".

      This is a photo of Enter
      1. MilaPhone
        MilaPhone 24 October 2013 15: 34
        +4
        Quote: Nayhas
        This is a photo of Enter

        Enterprise? In 1969?
        Well, this photo is certainly a fire on the aircraft carrier "Forrestal" (1967)
  16. vanaheym
    vanaheym 24 October 2013 12: 03
    +3
    Compared to this, the sale of Varyag with 67% readiness for $ 20 million is an excellent business. The Chinese had to pull it even further.
    1. nazgul-ishe
      nazgul-ishe 25 October 2013 01: 26
      0
      They would have dismantled it on the spot.
  17. ramin_serg
    ramin_serg 24 October 2013 12: 05
    +2
    Mdya it is a pity it is a pity that I learned late about the auction that it was possible to rely at least on the rebar hi
    1. alone
      alone 24 October 2013 19: 03
      +2
      oh, Ramin! overtaking it in Baku will cost more. I wouldn’t have 100 poods.
  18. Chukcha
    Chukcha 24 October 2013 12: 14
    +2
    The ship received its name in honor of James Forrestal, the former Secretary of the Navy and First Secretary of Defense of the USA. After the forced retirement in 1949, he fell into depression and committed suicide.


    How do you call a boat, so it will float
    (c) you know how ....

    But in general, this is the fate of almost all weapons, with some exceptions.
  19. Svarog
    Svarog 24 October 2013 12: 20
    -3
    Dolar is already worthless, so there is no difference in what to give aircraft carriers ..
    1. cdrt
      cdrt 24 October 2013 16: 07
      +2
      Quote: Svarog
      Dolar is worth nothing


      Since the dollar is worth nothing - I offer an exchange:
      you give me 1000 dollars, and I give you 1000 rubles. Here you get enough laughing
  20. Muadipus
    Muadipus 24 October 2013 12: 21
    +5
    Among the survivors was the current Republican Senator John McCain.
    tenacious reptile. it does not rot in a pit, does not burn in a fire, does not sink in a sea of ​​politics.
    1. vlad_pr
      vlad_pr 24 October 2013 13: 08
      +7
      So it does not sink.
      Sincerely.
  21. DuraLexSedLex.
    DuraLexSedLex. 24 October 2013 12: 35
    0
    As you call, it will float (please do not correct, I know that the ships go;):
    The ship received its name in honor of James Forrestal, the former Secretary of the Navy and First Secretary of Defense of the USA. After the forced retirement in 1949, he fell into depression and committed suicide.
  22. Dym71
    Dym71 24 October 2013 12: 37
    +3
    The ship received its name in honor of James Forrestal, the former Secretary of the Navy and First Secretary of Defense of the USA. After the forced retirement in 1949, he fell into depression and committed suicide.

    And do not forget Captain Vrungel "What do you call a boat - so it will float"! laughing
  23. WW3
    WW3 24 October 2013 13: 13
    +7
    For 20 years, the first American supercarrier rusted quietly at the pier in Philadelphia, and the military unsuccessfully tried to get it off hand, for example, as a floating museum.

    This "Forrestal" was sold for metal at least for 1 cent, but instead of selling it for metal, the Americans made an artificial reef out of it by flooding 25 miles off the coast of Florida in 2006, a rich country is building reefs from metal. This is the aircraft carrier CV-34 "Oriskani" and this solemn process was filmed.
  24. dmn2
    dmn2 24 October 2013 13: 46
    +2
    In the 90s, we sold bulk tankers worth $ 1 to the west. And there dozens of ships were sold ...
  25. I think so
    I think so 24 October 2013 13: 52
    -2
    One cent ... This is really the red price not only of this aircraft carrier, but of ALL aircraft carriers and not only of the p.i.nd.s.so.s.v.s.k.ih ... With modern detection tools and defeat a better and easier target at sea and not be found ... It is a pity that the p.i.nd.s.d.s.s begin to understand this and utilize their aircraft carriers ... It would be better to continue to build such smart targets and further ... for the amusement of the Chinese and Russian missiles ...
  26. yurii p
    yurii p 24 October 2013 13: 59
    +2
    sale - you have to sell the entire Pentagon at bargain prices.
  27. vahatak
    vahatak 24 October 2013 14: 13
    +2
    Why is there some kind of rusty ship? Last year, the Americans sold the city for a dollar. If memory serves, some Vietnamese bought it.
  28. sigdoc
    sigdoc 24 October 2013 14: 23
    +2
    Privatization! It’s not for nothing that Obama was given the peace prize in advance, so to speak.
  29. iOfficer
    iOfficer 24 October 2013 14: 27
    +1
    Isn't that the aircraft carrier McCain served on? what
  30. Nayhas
    Nayhas 24 October 2013 14: 50
    0
    Of course, I understand that many people mocked at me. But damn, what is so shameful that they sold for 1 dollar? It is still necessary to drag it to the place of cutting, and then cut it into pieces, more than one million dollars for cutting will go. You will not sell it to India at the cemetery in Alang, because will not allow him to sell abroad.
    1. MG42
      MG42 24 October 2013 15: 03
      +3
      Quote: Nayhas
      It is still necessary to drag it to the place of cutting, and then cut it into pieces, more than one million dollars for cutting will go. You will not sell it to India at the cemetery in Alang, because will not allow him to sell abroad.

      Most likely the amers have the same corruption there, obviously someone close to the Pentagon or the government is behind the company that got the right to this metal for 1 cent .. it's like we have Boyko and his derricks for drilling in the Black Sea, a well-known history, corruption has no boundaries ..
      For example, Dick Cheney, former US vice president, has worked for four governments behind shale gas in the United States and is developing the sweetest areas of the earth. Dick Cheney himself is also the former owner of Halliburton Inc, a company that produces drilling equipment and chemicals and laws pushed through shale gas through the US Congress ..
  31. moremansf
    moremansf 24 October 2013 15: 59
    +2
    We would have their problem !!!
  32. sigdoc
    sigdoc 24 October 2013 17: 43
    +1
    Not in the fig and built laughing
  33. voliador
    voliador 24 October 2013 18: 13
    +2
    What do you call a ship - so it will sail. Named after the moron-suicides, they got a whole cemetery. If McCain had slammed there, it would have been generally good.
    1. Altona
      Altona 24 October 2013 19: 19
      +3
      What for? McCain is a cool character ...))
  34. APASUS
    APASUS 24 October 2013 19: 38
    +3
    I had to buy it, I would go fishing in the evenings ......... the fish supervision itself would come to bow! laughing
  35. ia-ai00
    ia-ai00 24 October 2013 19: 38
    +1
    Forrestal participated in many military campaigns, but probably the most memorable episode in its history was associated with a series of explosions and a fire on board

    Good that IT - THE MOST MEMORABLE episode of the aircraft carrier. Perhaps THIS episode LOSES the lives of even more people who are innocent.
  36. xperia
    xperia 24 October 2013 19: 59
    +1
    maybe McCain along with the ship to give in addition? laughing
  37. cerko
    cerko 24 October 2013 20: 15
    0
    Yes, they sold it for a cent because someone lobbied for the sale. Do you really think that the cost of transportation is comparable to the income from cutting
    1. Kars
      Kars 24 October 2013 20: 23
      +1
      Quote: cerko
      for transportation are comparable with revenues from cutting

      But what do you think, how much will the tug cost? How much will acetylene cost for cutting? How much does it cost to rent a crane, a berth, how many workers will it take? And you will have to fly a saw for a reason, but in compliance with environmental standards. So the question is still the same, but they will naturally profit.
  38. carbofo
    carbofo 24 October 2013 23: 02
    0
    Buy, drag to the landfill and shoot.
  39. mr.Man
    mr.Man 24 October 2013 23: 41
    0
    The kickbacks are the same all around and someone has welded well ...
  40. starhina01
    starhina01 25 October 2013 00: 18
    0
    let a dozen more on metal be pushed, for every two cents I will send them even a cent will pay inappropriately am
  41. Santa Fe
    Santa Fe 25 October 2013 02: 55
    0
    Its construction cost the treasury approximately $ 217 million - this about $ 2 billion in today's money.

    More. Much more
  42. slovak007
    slovak007 25 October 2013 08: 54
    0
    As you call a ship, it will sail.
    Mr. Wrungel.
  43. sens99.ru
    sens99.ru 25 October 2013 15: 36
    0
    Quote: Gato
    Quote: sens99.ru
    I want to say that whatever you call it will float. What a man was such and a ship!

    You mean to say that Forrestal will raise the signal "The Russians are coming! They are everywhere!" and will fall apart from horror before cutting?
    laughing

    exactly)