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Navy's First Supercarrier Sold for a Penny

USS Forrestal in 1982: Photo Wiki CCL

The U.S. Navy sold the 1,067-foot behemoth 'USS Forrestal' to a Texas company, All Star Metals, to be dismantled, scrapped and recycled, an inauspicious fate for a ship with a colorful and tragic history, reports Fox News, citing a Navy announcement. USS Forrestal is perhaps best known for a 1967 incident in which stray voltage triggered an accidental explosion that struck a plane on the flight deck whose cockpit was occupied by a young John McCain. A chain reaction of blasts and fires ultimately killed 134 men and injured more than 300.

Today in U.S. Naval History: July 29

Crew members fight a series of fires and explosions on the carrier's after flight deck, in the Gulf of Tonkin, July 29, 1967. The conflagration took place as heavily-armed and fueled aircraft were being prepared for combat missions over North Vietnam. (Official U.S. Navy Photograph.)

Today in U.S. Naval History - July 29 1846 - Sailors and Marines from U.S. sloop Cyane capture San Diego, Calif. 1918 - Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt visits Queenstown, Ireland 1945 - U.S. warships bombard Hamamatsu, Japan. 1967 - Fire on board USS Forrestal killed 134 members of the crew. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.  

Today in U.S. Naval History: December 11

USS Forrestal (CVA-59) photographed by W.F. Radcliff, 1955. (U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph)

Today in U.S. Naval History - December 11 1941 - Contract establishes the Naval Salvage Service. 1941 - Wake Island Garrison under Commander Winfield Cunningham repulses Japanese invasion force. 1954 - First supercarrier of 59,630 tons, USS Forrestal (CVA-59), launched at Newport News, Va. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

Today in U.S. Naval History: July 29

Crew members fight a series of fires and explosions on the carrier USS Forrestal's after flight deck, in the Gulf of Tonkin, 29 July 1967. The conflagration took place as heavily-armed and fueled aircraft were being prepared for combat missions over North Vietnam. (Official U.S. Navy Photograph.)

Today in U.S. Naval History - July 29 1846 - Sailors and Marines from U.S. sloop Cyane capture San Diego, Calif. 1918 - Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt visits Queenstown, Ireland 1945 - U.S. warships bombard Hamamatsu, Japan. 1967 - Fire on board USS Forrestal killed 134 members of the crew. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

This Day in Naval History – Dec 11

1941 - Contract establishes the Naval Salvage Service. 1941 - Wake Island Garrison under Commander Winfield Cunningham repulses Japanese invasion force. 1954 - First supercarrier of 59,630 tons, USS Forrestal (CVA-59), launched at Newport News, VA. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – July 29

1846 - Sailors and Marines from U.S. sloop Cyane capture San Diego, CA 1918 - Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt visits Queenstown, Ireland 1945 - U.S. warships bombard Hamamatsu, Japan. 1967 - Fire on board USS Forrestal killed 134 members of the crew. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 11

1941 - Contract establishes the Naval Salvage Service. 1941 - Wake Island Garrison under Commander Winfield Cunningham repulses Japanese invasion force. 1954 - First supercarrier of 59,630 tons, USS Forrestal (CVA-59), launched at Newport News, VA. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – July 29

1846 - Sailors and Marines from U.S. sloop Cyane capture San Diego, CA 1918 - Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt visits Queenstown, Ireland 1945 - U.S. warships bombard Hamamatsu, Japan. 1967 - Fire on board USS Forrestal killed 134 members of the crew. (Source: Navy News Service)  

This Day in Naval History - Dec. 11

1941 - A contract establishes the Naval Salvage Service. 1941 - The Wake Island Garrison, under the command of Cmdr. Winfield Cunningham, turns away a Japanese invasion force. 1954 - The first supercarrier, USS Forrestal (CVA-59), launched at Newport News, Va., weighing more than 59,630 tons. For more information about Naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

This Day in Naval History - Dec. 11

From the Navy News Service. 1941 - A contract establishes the Naval Salvage Service. 1941 - The Wake Island Garrison, under the command of Cmdr. Winfield Cunningham, turns away a Japanese invasion force. 1954 - The first supercarrier, USS Forrestal (CVA-59), launched at Newport News, Va., weighing more than 59,630 tons. For more information about Naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

This Day In Naval History: April 25

The crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) mans the rails after bringing the ship to life at the ship's commissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Rebekah Blowers)

1862 - Union Flag Officer David G. Farraguts fleet sails into New Orleans, La., after long preparation and fierce battles while passing through the Confederate defenses of Fort Jackson and Fort St. Philip the previous day. 1914 - In the first use of U.S. Navy aircraft in a combat situation, Lt. j.g. P.N.L. Bellinger made a flight from USS Mississippis aviation unit at Vera Cruz, Mexico, to observe the city and make preliminary search for mines in the harbor. 1944 - USS Crevalle (SS 291) sinks Japanese army cargo ship Kashiwa Maru…

This Day In Naval History: July 14

1813 - During the War of 1812, Lt. John M. Gamble becomes the first Marine to command a ship in battle, USS Greenwich, when she captures British whaling ship Seringapatam. 1853 - Commodore Matthew C. Perry lands and holds the first meeting with the Japanese at Uraga, in which he delivers President Millard Fillmores request for a treaty to representatives to the Emperor. Allowing time for reflection and discussion, Commodore Perry returns in March 1854 and finalizes the Treaty of Kanagawa. 1944 - USS William C. Miller (DE 259) sinks Japanese submarine (RO 48) and teams with USS Gilmer (APD 11) to sink Japanese submarine (I 6). 1945 - In the first naval gunfire bombardment of the Japanese home islands, Task Unit 34.8.1 warships bombard ironworks plant at Kamaishi, Japan.

Today in U.S. Naval History: July 30

USS Indianapolis (CA-35) preparing to leave Tinian after delivering atomic bomb components, circa July 26, 1945. She was sunk on July 30 while en route to the Philippines. (Donation of Major Harley G. Toomey, Jr., USAF(Retired), 1971, who took this photograph. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph)

Today in U.S. 1941 - Japanese aircraft bomb USS Tutuila (PR-4) at Chungking, China; First Navy ship damaged by Axis during World War II. 1942 - Franklin D. Roosevelt signs act establishing WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). During World War II, more than 80,000 officer and enlisted women served in the WAVES. 1944 - Naval Task Force lands Army troops near Cape Opmarai, New Guinea. 1945 - Japanese submarine, I-58, sinks USS Indianapolis (CA-35) in Philippine Sea; 316 out of 1,199 crew survived.

This Day in Naval History – July 30

1918 - Units of First Marine Aviation Force arrive at Brest, France 1941 - Japanese aircraft bomb USS Tutuila (PR-4) at Chungking, China; First Navy ship damaged by Axis during World War II. 1942 - FDR signs act establishing WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). During World War II, over 80,000 officer and enlisted women served in the WAVES. 1944 - Naval Task Force lands Army troops near Cape Opmarai, New Guinea. 1945 - Japanese submarine, I-58, sinks USS Indianapolis (CA-35) in Philippine Sea; 316 out of 1199 crew survived. 1967 - Fire on board USS Forrestal off the coast of Vietnam results in death of 134 crew. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – July 30

1918 - Units of First Marine Aviation Force arrive at Brest, France 1941 - Japanese aircraft bomb USS Tutuila (PR-4) at Chungking, China; First Navy ship damaged by Axis during World War II. 1942 - FDR signs act establishing WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). During World War II, over 80,000 officer and enlisted women served in the WAVES. 1944 - Naval Task Force lands Army troops near Cape Opmarai, New Guinea. 1945 - Japanese submarine, I-58, sinks USS Indianapolis (CA-35) in Philippine Sea; 316 out of 1199 crew survived. 1967 - Fire on board USS Forrestal off the coast of Vietnam results in death of 134 crew. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – July 14

1813 - LT John M. Gamble, the first marine to command a ship in battle (prize vessel Greenwich in capture of British whaler Seringapatam) 1853 - Commodore Matthew Perry lands and holds first meeting with Japanese at Uraga, Japan 1882 - Sailors and Marines from 4 U.S. ships land to help restore order at Alexandria, Egypt. 1945 - U.S. warships bombard Kamaishi, Japan; first naval gunfire bombardment of Japanese Home Islands. 1950 - U.S. Marines sail from San Diego for Korean Conflict. 1952 - Laying of keel of USS Forrestal, the first 59,900 ton aircraft carrier. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History – July 14

1813 - LT John M. Gamble, the first marine to command a ship in battle (prize vessel Greenwich in capture of British whaler Seringapatam) 1853 - Commodore Matthew Perry lands and holds first meeting with Japanese at Uraga, Japan 1882 - Sailors and Marines from 4 U.S. ships land to help restore order at Alexandria, Egypt. 1945 - U.S. warships bombard Kamaishi, Japan; first naval gunfire bombardment of Japanese Home Islands. 1950 - U.S. Marines sail from San Diego for Korean Conflict. 1952 - Laying of keel of USS Forrestal, the first 59,900 ton aircraft carrier. (Source: Navy News Service)

This Day in Naval History: July 14

On July 14, 1813, LT John M. Gamble became the first marine to command a ship in battle. Forty years later, Commodore Matthew Perry held his first meeting with the Japanese in Uraga, Japan, and would go on to establish economic tries between the US and Asia. In 1882, sailors and marines from four U.S. ships landed in Alexandria, Egypt, and helped restore order. U.S. warships bombarded Kamaishi, Japan, on this day in 1945; and in 1950, U.S. marines set sail from San Diego during the Korean Conflict. Keel was laid for the first 59,900-ton aircraft carrier, the USS Forrestal, on July 14, 1952.

This Day in Navy History

1813 - Lt. John Gamble, the first Marine to command a ship in battle (prize vessel Greenwich in capture of British whaler Seringapatam). 1853 - Commodore Matthew Perry lands and holds first meeting with Japanese at Uraga, Japan. 1882 - Sailors and Marines from four U.S. ships land to help restore order at Alexandria, Egypt. 1945 - U.S. warships bombard Kamaishi, Japan; first naval gunfire bombardment of Japanese Home Islands. 1950 - U.S. Marines sail from San Diego for Korean Conflict. 1952 - Laying of keel of USS Forrestal (CV 59), the first 59,900-ton aircraft carrier. For more information on naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

This Day in Naval History - July 14

From the Navy News Service 1813 - Lt. John Gamble, the first Marine to command a ship in battle (prize vessel in capture of British whaler Seringapatam). 1853 - Commodore Matthew Perry lands and holds first meeting with Japanese at . 1882 - Sailors and Marines from four ships land to help restore order at . 1945 - warships bombard , ; first naval gunfire bombardment of . 1950 - U.S. Marines sail from for Korean Conflict. 1952 - Laying of keel of USS Forrestal (CV 59), the first 59,900-ton aircraft carrier.

This Day in Naval History - July 14

From the Navy News Service 1813 - Lt. John Gamble, the first Marine to command a ship in battle (prize vessel Greenwich in capture of British whaler Seringapatam). 1853 - Commodore Matthew Perry lands and holds first meeting with Japanese at Uraga, Japan. 1882 - Sailors and Marines from four U.S. ships land to help restore order at Alexandria, Egypt. 1945 - U.S. warships bombard Kamaishi, Japan; first naval gunfire bombardment of Japanese Home Islands. 1950 - U.S. Marines sail from San Diego for Korean Conflict. 1952 - Laying of keel of USS Forrestal (CV 59), the first 59,900-ton aircraft carrier. For more information on naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

This Day in Naval History - July 14

From the Navy News Service 1813 - Lt. John Gamble, the first Marine to command a ship in battle (prize vessel Greenwich in capture of British whaler Seringapatam). 1853 - Commodore Matthew Perry lands and holds first meeting with Japanese at Uraga, Japan. 1882 - Sailors and Marines from four U.S. ships land to help restore order at Alexandria, Egypt. 1945 - U.S. warships bombard Kamaishi, Japan; first naval gunfire bombardment of Japanese Home Islands. 1950 - U.S. Marines sail from San Diego for Korean Conflict. 1952 - Laying of keel of USS Forrestal (CV 59), the first 59,900-ton aircraft carrier.

This Day in Naval History - July 14

1813 - Lt. John Gamble, the first Marine to command a ship in battle (prize vessel Greenwich in capture of British whaler Seringapatam). 1853 - Commodore Matthew Perry lands and holds first meeting with Japanese at Uraga, Japan. 1882 - Sailors and Marines from four U.S. ships land to help restore order at Alexandria, Egypt. 1945 - U.S. warships bombard Kamaishi, Japan; first naval gunfire bombardment of Japanese Home Islands. 1950 - U.S. Marines sail from San Diego for Korean Conflict. 1952 - Laying of keel of USS Forrestal (CV 59), the first 59,900-ton aircraft carrier. For more information on naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

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