Navy to retire 6-year old ship.

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Navy to retire 6-year old ship.

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Actually four very new littoral combat ships are to be decommissioned. The newest being only 6 years old and the oldest only 12 years old.

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good decision. a failed test bed.
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Could I buy it?

Now that would be cool.

No cannons though.

Wimps.
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Like you need their cannons. Don't you have your own?
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Witness wrote: Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:48 pm Forgot the price tag:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Zumwa ... DG-1000%29
Namesake: Admiral Elmo Zumwalt
Awarded: 14 February 2008
Builder: Bath Iron Works
Cost: $3.5 billion[1]
Laid down: 17 November 2011[2]
Launched: 28 October 2013
Christened: 19 October 2013 (planned)
Commissioned: 2015 (planned)
Homeport: No homeport - under construction
Well:



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Eventually I'm sure most of them will be sold for scrap. I think first they go into some sort of mothballs until they decide that they for sure don't want to keep them.
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gnome wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:06 pm Like you need their cannons. Don't you have your own?
Sold my Hotchkiss Gun last month. Have a couple of small ones. I want a honkin' big one though.
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Where's LukeT when you need him? He probably nicked a few on his way out of the Navy :)
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I want literal combat ships!

Figurative ones aren't nearly as effective.
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