RECYCLING CARRIERS

The decision has been made that U. S. Carriers will be RECYCLED into useful parts.
The Coral Sea presented a challenge to dismantle in 1994.

A further challenge to dismantling are the carriers on the west coast.
They are in Bremerton, Washington and the route to existing dismantling yards in Gulf of Mexico is long.
The Panama Canal is currently too small for Carriers but the expansion is scheduled to open in 2015.

Is it possible to dismantle the carriers right in Bremerton?  NO !
The laws on the west coast do not allow dismantling of navy ships in the water.

The USS Independence CV-62 is currently moored at Pier G in Bremerton.

It is physically possible to dismantle the Independence right where she is moored.
AOE-2 could be moved away from the pier.

Barges with cranes could dismantle the superstructure, leaving the hull a narrower vessel.

The narrower hull could then be moved to slip for final dismantling.
The slip could be as shown in this image or be in Tacoma, Seattle, or Everett.

The carriers in Bremerton will have to wait for the New Panama locks. They are scheduled to open  in 2015.


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