Military-Vehicles: [MV] Aircraft Carrier Source

[MV] Aircraft Carrier Source

Dean L. Kellogg, Jr (
Thu, 30 Oct 1997 08:33:15 -0600 (CST)

I see we have a number of budding admirals on the list. Subs and frigates
are nice, but if you really want the "ultimate" MV how about an aircraft


The USS Cabot (a CVL of WW2 fame) is sitting in the harbor near
Brownsville, Texas. Brownsville is trying to decide whether to buy the
ship for about $1.5 million and use it as a museum. There is interest among
former crewmembers to try to save the historic vessel as well, but money
seems to be lacking. It is estimated that the Cabot needs about $2 million
in repairs to make it "museum quality" (why not be happy with a "motor
pool" restoration....or is that "ship pool"?) It they do not take it as a
museum, the ship will either end up in Mexico for scrap (to return to us as
post-NAFTA products) or on the bottom off Florida as an artificial reef.

* Dean L. Kellogg, Jr., MD, PhD *
* Department of Medicine *
* The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio *
* 7703 Floyd Curl Drive *
* San Antonio, Texas 78284-7875 *
* (210) 617-5311 FAX (210) 617-5312 *

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