The $2B Aircraft Carrier the Navy Paid to Disappear

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Oct. 25 (Bloomberg) –- The U.S. Navy has announced that it has turned over its decommissioned carrier, the USS Forrestal, for scrap. The Navy's first super-carrier launched in 1954 and was in service for an eventful 4 decades; John McCain served aboard the ship in the sixties before becoming a P.O.W. in Vietnam. Here's a look at the U.S.S. Forrestal by the numbers, including the unbeatable price the Navy paid to have it scrapped. (Source: Bloomberg)

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