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USS Ranger begins 16,000-mile voyage to Texas scrap yard

Mar 6, 2015 12:05 PM

Louisiana's Crosby Tugs will lead the decommissioned carrier around Cape Horn

USS Ranger towers over the Foss Maritime tug Lindsey Foss on the aircraft carrier's last voyage out of Puget Sound.

Courtesy Foss Maritime

USS Ranger towers over the Foss Maritime tug Lindsey Foss on the aircraft carrier's last voyage out of Puget Sound.

(BREMERTON, Wash.) — USS Ranger began its last voyage Thursday, bound from the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard to a scrap yard in Texas, the Puget Sound Business Journal reported. The 1,046-foot aircraft carrier served for 37 years until it was decommissioned in 1993. Crosby Tugs of Golden Meadow, La., will tow Ranger around Cape Horn to the scrap yard because the carrier is too large to fit through the Panama Canal.

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