Veterans’ Hopes of Saving USS Saratoga Scuttled

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -

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.