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How do you go about buying an old navy ship? Answered

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:
http://explorepahistory.com/images/ExplorePAHistory-a0j8m0-a_349.jpg

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gearhead1951
gearhead1951

Best Answer 11 years ago

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

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pop1000
pop1000

11 years ago

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

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cyc4015
cyc4015

Answer 11 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

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

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cyc4015
cyc4015

Answer 11 years ago

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

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gearhead1951
gearhead1951

Answer 11 years ago

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 !

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cyc4015
cyc4015

Answer 11 years ago

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!

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plumber_bob
plumber_bob

11 years ago

Purchasing that big boat it only half the battle!

Think of the shipping costs!  :-D

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frollard
frollard

Answer 11 years ago

SHIP...ping? :D