The U.S. Navy sold the Forester class aircraft carrier to ESCO Shipping for a symbolic one cent. The price is shocking.
The US “Stars and Stripes” website reported that the US Navy said on the 8th that it had reached an agreement with ESCO Shipping to sell a decommissioned Forrestal-class aircraft carrier to the latter, who would be responsible for it. Dismantling and recycling, this will become the world’s cheapest aircraft carrier, shockingly.
It stands to reason that there are so many things like an aircraft carrier that it won’t be cheap, but this time the U.S. Navy only charged 1 cent symbolically—this is the lowest contract price the Navy can pay. ESCO Shipping Company needs to be responsible for the various costs of towing and dismantling the aircraft carrier from the Newport Naval Base in Rhode Island, but can instead make a profit by selling scrap metal.
There are a total of 4 Forrest aircraft carriers, which were put into service in the 1950s. It is the first-class aircraft carrier built by the United States after the war. It is specially designed to equip new jets. This class of aircraft carrier uses a steam catapult for the first time, and it is also the first aircraft carrier in the history of the United States to have an angled deck on the keel.