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How do you go about buying an old navy ship?

Obviously, this is a hypothetical, but i had a brilliant idea that requires an lst (landing ship, tank) which is basically a giant ww2 ship used for dumping tanks on the shore. how would you go about procuring one? legally, of course.
here's a pic:

9 Replies

gearhead1951 (author)2009-12-10

contact St Juliens Creek Navy Depo in Portsmouth VA and make a bid !

pop1000 (author)2009-12-11

my frend woud love a navy ship. how much money.

cyc4015 (author)pop10002009-12-16

i assume you'll be spending somewhere in the range of several million.

Kiteman (author)2009-12-10

Buy an old roll-on-roll-off ferry and paint it grey.

cyc4015 (author)Kiteman2009-12-10

this would be a good alternative, if i wasn't also interested in the full living quarters, and distillation equipment. :)

gearhead1951 (author)cyc40152009-12-11

when a ship is decommisioned one of th' outlets for selling off th' equipment is St Juliens  Creek ,  That includes th' vessel itself !

I dont know what you can afford ,  but th' value of th' steel in th' hull alone can run into millions of dollars !

cyc4015 (author)gearhead19512009-12-11

oh yeah, definitely out of my price range, but i like to flesh out hypotheticals with my friends, and this one was a fun idea, with the LST being the big breaking point, but it's fun to dream!

plumber_bob (author)2009-12-10

Purchasing that big boat it only half the battle!

Think of the shipping costs!  :-D

frollard (author)plumber_bob2009-12-10

SHIP...ping? :D