BROWNSVILLE – The Navy’s first post-World War II supercarrier is on its way to the Rio Grande Valley.
The USS Forrestal left Philadelphia on its final voyage to a ship-breaking yard in Brownsville. It will take 17 or 18-days to get here.
The 60-year-old ship is being taken to All Star Metals, which was paid one cent to haul away and dismantle the vessel.
The USS Forrestal was decommissioned in September 1993. It was in service for more than 38 years.
It is best known for a 1967 fire on its flight deck, when 132 crewmen died and 62 others were injured.
The Navy made the Forrestal available for donation as a museum or memorial, but said no feasible applications for reuse were received.