USS Constellation Headed For Texas Scrapyard

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Constellation

Courtesy: U.S. Navy

WASHINGTON D.C. (FOX News, June 14, 2014)- A third U.S. Navy aircraft carrier is headed to Brownsville, Texas for dismantling.

The Navy announced Friday that a $3 million contract has been awarded to International Shipbreaking Limited for the towing, dismantling and recycling of the USS Constellation, a ship first used in the Vietnam War, and last deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The ship, nicknamed “Connie” by its crew, is part of the Navy’s five-year scrapping plan that also sent the USS Forrestal and the USS Saratoga to Brownsville for dismantling.

“The Navy continues to own the ship during the dismantling process,” the Naval Sea Systems Command Office said in a news release.

“The contractor takes ownership of the scrap metal as it’s produced and sells the scrap to offset its costs of operations,” the release said.

Click here for the rest of the story from Fox News

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s