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Hopes for saving USS Saratoga scrapped

Carrier won’t become museum

The USS Saratoga is shown from the port bow in this 1993 photo.
The USS Saratoga is shown from the port bow in this 1993 photo.
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The aircraft carrier USS Saratoga, which some once hoped would be turned into a floating museum in Rhode Island, is instead going to be scrapped. The U.S. Navy announced earlier this month that the decommissioned carrier would be sold to a Texas scrap company for a penny. “It’s a sad thing, but we knew it was coming,” said Brad Senter, president of the USS Saratoga Association, the alumni group of those who served aboard. Many ...


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