Veterans’ Hopes of Saving USS Saratoga Scuttled


Former Navy sailors and New Yorkers with an attachment to the USS Saratoga are saddened that the mothballed aircraft carrier will be scrapped instead of converted into a floating museum, the Daily Gazette of Schenectady reported. The Navy said that the ship, which launched in 1955 and was decommissioning in 1994, would be sold to a scrap company for a penny.