BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The former aircraft carrier USS Ranger is expected to reach a South Texas shipyard this weekend as the vessel faces the scrapyard.
The Brownsville Herald (http://bit.ly/1dJPPu3 ) reports the Ranger could arrive at the Port of Brownsville by Saturday.
The Ranger left Bremerton, Washington, on March 5, and is being towed about 16,000 nautical miles to Texas. International Shipbreaking Ltd. has been hired to dismantle the former U.S. warship.
The Ranger was commissioned in 1957 and was active from the Vietnam War to Operation Desert Storm, the first Persian Gulf War. The carrier was decommissioned in 1993 at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Washington.
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- Vaccine reserve was already exhausted when Trump administration vowed to release it, dashing hopes of expanded access
- 'QAnon Shaman's' note to Pence cited as evidence of 'assassination' plot before prosecutors walk back claim
- The $3,000-a-month toilet for the Ivanka Trump/Jared Kushner Secret Service detail
- Trump to leave Washington on morning of Biden's inauguration
- Sports on TV & radio: Local listings for Seattle games and events
Information from: The Brownsville Herald, http://www.brownsvilleherald.com