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USS Independence departs for Brownsville scrapyard

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posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 10:18 PM
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a reply to: Arnie123

Esco Marine, and International Shipbreaking are the two big breaker yards in the US. Both are in Brownsville. Quite a few never make it there and are sunk in a SinkEx.




posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 10:25 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Thanks okay so the LHD's are 90's production? What about the LHA's? Also how many have we got? 8 LHD's right? What about LHA's? Are they gonna make more of these, or are they already on to a new design?



posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 10:32 PM
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a reply to: TheBadCabbie

They're basically the same hull, but one is considered a helicopter assault ship, the other a landing craft dock. The Tarawa class LHAs have been decommissioned, and the America has been commissioned as the first of a new class. The Tripoli is almost complete. Those two won't have a well deck, and only aircraft to move Marines around. Starting with the Bougainville, they'll have a well deck again.

The Wasp class LHD started out as Tarawa LHAs, but were modified to allow for the AV-8B and LCAC to operate from them. The LHD has a wider flight deck, and displaces less than the Tarawa.



posted on Mar, 26 2017 @ 08:20 AM
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originally posted by: ANNED
Wait a couple more years and they could take it through Panama Canal expansion project..

This is just government wasting taxpayers money.


That expansion project is costing many people their lives and is a grievous evil.



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