USS Ranger makes her final arrival

Decommissioned Forrestal-class aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CV 61) is towed away from Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton. The Ranger is being towed to Brownsville, Texas, for dismantling. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Andre T. Richard/ Released)

Decommissioned Forrestal-class aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CV 61) is towed away from Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton. The Ranger is being towed to Brownsville, Texas, for dismantling. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Andre T. Richard/ Released)

USS Ranger arrives at Port of Brownsville

The vessel is the second ship to be dismantled at the Rio Grande Valley’s International Shipbreaking Ltd., the first being the USS Constellation. The Ranger was towed to the Port of Brownsville from the Navy’s inactive ships maintenance facility in Bremerton, Wash.

Forrestal and Saratoga have also been scrapped near Brownsville by different companies.

USS Independence (CV-62) is next. Sad but inevitable.

UPDATE: Also see It Was No Ordinary Arrival for the Brazos-Santiago Pilots of Brownsville, Texas