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post #1 of 5 Old 11-26-2009, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Free to good home: Carrier USS John F. Kennedy

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The U.S. Navy plans to give away the retired aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy for a museum or memorial.

The ship is currently in docked in Philadelphia with other retired warships.

The Navy says the deadline for submitting initial applications is Jan. 22. Bidders have to be a government or nonprofit group that pledges to use the ship as a museum or memorial. The winner gets the ship for free, but will be responsible for moving the 1,050-foot vessel from Philadelphia to its new home.

Known as "Big John," the ship was the last conventionally powered aircraft carrier built by the Navy. It once carried a crew of about 4,600 and 70 combat aircraft. It entered Navy service in September 1968 and was decommissioned in 2007.

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Negotiations have already been finalized. I pick it up in 3 weeks. I can't wait, I'm so excited!
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post #3 of 5 Old 11-28-2009, 10:08 AM
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That ship was always known to be a maintenance nightmare. Good luck to winner to keep the thing painted.
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its actually gonna leave my harbor? awesome.
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its actually gonna leave my harbor? awesome.
Honestly, when I first read the article in my local paper and posted it, I was hoping that they would post it up in Mass. Only fitting, and actually if they could, they should put it out in Martha's Vineyard.

Make the ship a floating legacy to JFK, the cold war, and how he kept us from going full bore nuke 'em all during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

The other boat I wanna see leave Philly is the SS United States. Seriously, spruce that bad girl up, give her a good high end treatment, and share the North/Mid Atlantic routes with the QM2 for those wanting to splurge.

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