Tag Archives: Supercarrier

USS “Forest Fire” on Her Way to the Flames of the Cutting Torches

The USS Forrestal left Phildelphia yesterday, under tow on her way to a scrap yard in Beaumont, Texas.  The USS Forrestal (CV-59) was the first US “supercarrier” and the first American aircraft carrier to be built with an angled flight deck, steam … Continue reading

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Navy Promises to Cut Costs As Christening of $12.9 Billion USS Gerald R. Ford Approaches

The U.S. Navy’s new supercarrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), was floated in the drydock last month. She will be christened this Saturday, November 9th at the Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia. In addition to other superlatives, she … Continue reading

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The One Penny Aircraft Carrier and the Seven Billion Dollar Destroyer

The first US Navy “supercarrier,” the USS Forrestal was recently sold for scrap for the sum of one penny to the All Star Metals scrap yard in Beaumont, Texas. The Navy offered the carrier as a museum but did not … Continue reading

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Twilight of the $UPERfluous Carrier – Are Today’s Carrier’s Yesteryear’s Battleships?

For seventy years, battleships were the unchallenged masters of the oceans, until technology swept them aside.  Now the aircraft carrier reigns supreme.  The US currently has five times more aircraft carrier capacity based on flight deck acreage than the the … Continue reading

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