Yeah I was reading up on it, so heavily modified that it almost (or did?) become a class of carrier unto itself.
I would have thought the fact she was not nuclear powered would have been a big plus in turning her into a museum ship? Guess not.
I got to see her when she came to Boston for the Fourth of July shortly after her being in New York for the 100th Year Anniversary Dedication of the Statue Of Liberty. My job at the time had my workshop down at the docks on Boston Harbor, and my wife at the time worked at SUPSHIP Boston so she got to get a VIP tour of her, I didn’t. I was going to but that was the time the First Gulf war got going so she had to skeedaddle out of Boston and rush to the Gulf. I missed my window!
Lovely ship, sure hate she is destined to be broken.
I was reading some of the cruise book outtakes, what a shame that all those who served on her, all that history, all that drama, all that life and death and action…those still living will never get a chance to walk her decks again.
I know we can’t keep them all, still, some just seem like they deserve it!