The aircraft carrier Forrestal arrived in Philadelphia Friday morning to await its fate.
The ship, decommissioned in 1993 in Philadelphia after 38 years in service, had been moored next to the Saratoga in Newport, R.I. It left under tow Tuesday.
The Navy initially offered the carrier as a possible museum, but withdrew it from the ship donation list when no viable plan emerged.
The ship, the first of the post-World War II “super carriers,” will now be either scrapped or sunk to become an offshore reef.
In Philadelphia, the Forrestal is docked on the Delaware River at the former Philadelphia Naval Shipyard next to the John F. Kennedy, an aircraft carrier decommissioned in 2007.