posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 03:16 PM
Originally posted by schuyler
reply to post by Zaphod58
Yup, it's gonna be scrapped. The reason is that to get the reactors out they have to cut up the flight deck and lift them straight out. The newer CVN
designs have two reactors instead of eight and can more easily be salvaged. But with this massive surgery there's not enough left to create a museum.
It would be too costly to put it back together. As I understand it, after the reactors are removed it will be towed to the Inactive Ships Command in
Bremerton. To me that seems like an unnecessary expense, but that was what I was told.
Good summation Schuyler.
The Bremerton ghost fleet is an amazing sight. There is some serious history rusting dockside not to mention the mindboggling weaponry the collection
CV's USS Ranger, USS Constitution, USS Independence, USS Kittyhawk, CGN USS Long Beach, CG USS Vincennes ( of Iran Air flight 665 infamy), DD USS
Turner Joy ( Gulf of Tonkin incident ) plus over a dozen SSN's, SSBN's and SSK's.
Hands down the coolest sight ( for me ) was the U.S.S. Missouri before she was struck from the reserve registry and towed to Pearl Harbor.
OP, if you have any "Enterprise stories" you'd find a ready audience here.
I second that OP.
You mentioned this deployment was less eventful than the last, anything you can share with the groveling masses?
There is way to much imagination and uniformed speculation regarding Iran on this board, it would be nice to get some context and input from somebody
who has actually been involved.