Forrestal headed to Brownsville

The first supercarrier is the first one to head to the scrap yard:
Scrapped for a penny: USS Forrestal, Navy’s first supercarrier, begins final voyage

The Navy could find no takers for the ship as a museum.

She might be finished and her make-up might be running, but she still looks a lady:

Former USS Forrestal (CV-59) headed to Brownsville, TX, to be scrapped

Former USS Forrestal (CV-59) headed to Brownsville, TX, to be scrapped

As a kid, Murdoc built a model of the Forrestal. The Monogram kit. Didn’t everyone?

USS Forrestal (CV-59) Monogram plastic model kit

USS Forrestal (CV-59) Monogram plastic model kit

It’s always a bit sad when a long-serving ship heads to the breakers.