USS Forrestal (CVA-59) and USS Saratoga (CVA-60)

The USS Forrestal is a supercarrier that was named after former Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal and was the lead ship of her class of aircraft carriers and was decommissioned 11 September 1993. USS Saratoga was a Forrestal class supercarrier. She was the last aircraft carrier in the US Navy to be laid down as an axial-deck ship, and was converted while under construction to an angled deck ship, and was decommissioned at the Naval Station, Mayport, Florida, on 20 August 1994. Source:

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    US Navy ended plans to convert retired aircraft carrier USS Saratoga into a museum.
    6th May 2010:
    US newspaper 'The Saratogian' reported the US Navy ceased plans to convert the retired aircraft carrier USS Saratoga into a museum.
    It will now scrap the veteran vessel.

    The decision was taken for another more modern aircraft carrier, USS John F Kennedy to be preserved instead.

    Six ships have carried the name Saratoga, from 1780 with the American Revolution through to two aircraft carriers.
    This carrier Saratoga was launched in 1956 and decommissioned in 1994 after serving in Operation ‘Desert Storm’ during 1991.
    Towed to Newport in August 1998 with intention of becoming a floating museum, due to a lack of funding and deterioration it is to be replaced with the USS John F Kennedy, decommissioned on August 1, 2007.
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