US Navy Sells Pair of Aircraft Carriers for a Penny Apiece


Someone just got an awesome deal on a couple of really big boats.

  • The U.S. Navy has sold the USS Kitty Hawk and the USS John F. Kennedy -- both aircraft carriers that have been decommissioned for years -- for the low price of one cent each, military officials have revealed.
That's not to say the huge ships will venture back out to sea. The purchaser is a scrap metal company that plans to disassemble the carriers to sell off their parts, says Alan Baribeau, a rep for Naval Sea Systems Command. "The contract values reflect that the contracted company will benefit from the subsequent sale of scrap steel, iron, and non-ferrous metal ores," he notes.
  • If the scrap metal company is going to make a mint off the carriers, why did the Navy sell them for such a low price?

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