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Historic Navy aircraft carrier sold for a penny

Historic Navy aircraft carrier sold for a penny
Posted Thursday, October 24th 2013 @ 11am  by Arden Dier, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– A supercarrier once hailed as the "biggest ship ever built" has been sold — for a price that must rank among the smallest ever: one penny.

All Star Metals now owns the historic USS Forrestal and will tow the 1,067-foot ship to its facility in Brownsville, Texas, where it will be scrapped.

Though the ship has a long history — launched in 1954, it was the Navy's first supercarrier, and was the site of a Vietnam War tragedy — the Navy got no "viable applications" during its attempt to hand it to a museum or have it made into a memorial, Fox News reports.

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