CV-60 USS Saratoga

CV-60 USS Saratoga

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USS Saratoga (CV/CVA/CVB-60), was one of four Forrestal-class supercarriers built for the United States Navy in the 1950s. Saratoga was the sixth U.S. Navy ship, and the second aircraft carrier, to be named for the Battles of Saratoga in the American Revolutionary War. Commissioned in 1956, she spent most of her career in the Mediterranean, but also participated during the Vietnam War, receiving one battle star for her service. One of her last operational duties was to participate in Operation Desert Storm. Saratoga was decommissioned in 1994, and had been stored at Naval Station Newport in Newport, Rhode Island. Multiple unsuccessful attempts were made to preserve her as a museum ship. The Navy is paying ESCO Marine of Brownsville, Texas, one cent to take the ship for dismantling and recycling. On 15 September 2014, ex-Saratoga arrived in Brownsville, Texas, to be scrapped. #aircraft #aircraft_carrier #carrier #class #CV59 #CV59_USS_Forrestal #CV60 #CV60_USS_Saratoga #CV61 #CV61_USS_Ranger #CV62 #CV62_USS_Independence #Forrestalclass #Forrestalclass_aicraft_carrier #Japanese_carrier #Japanese_carrier_Shinano #jet_aircraft #Kitty_Hawkclass #Midwayclass #model #Navy #Newport_News #Newport_News_Shipbuilding #Nimitzclass #Shinano #ship #Shipbuilding #Supercarrier #US #US_Navy #United_States #United_States_Navy #USS_Forrestal #USS_Forrestal_CV59 #USS_Independence #USS_Independence_CV62 #USS_Ranger #USS_Ranger_CV61 #USS_Saratoga #USS_Saratoga_CV60 #vessel #World_War_II
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