Friday, January 11, 2013

Old Warships Museums

October 7, 2012: There is a growing crisis in dealing with the growing cost of maintaining old warships maintained as museums and tourist attractions. Most of these vessels are in the water and literally rusting away. Many are now in need of major refurbishment, which can cost over $100 million for a carrier or battleship. Even smaller ships (cruisers, destroyers and submarines) can require over $20 million to put back into shape to just sit in the water, receive visitors and not sink or fall apart the next time a major storm hits. Most of the largest of these museum ships are American, largely because the U.S. has had the largest fleet in the world for nearly a century.

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