This Drone Footage Of The USS Ranger On The Way To Its Death Is Haunting

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After failed attempts to save the USS Ranger for use as a museum ship, the storied Forestal Class carrier, the same one from the opening shots of Top Gun, is on its way around to Brownsville, Texas where it will be recycled. During a stop off of Balboa, CA, someone with a hobby drone shot this incredible footage.

Tyler Rogoway is a defense journalist and photographer who maintains the website Foxtrot Alpha for You can reach Tyler with story ideas or direct comments regarding this or any other defense topic via the email address


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Why scrap it? This would make the ultimate hipster commune. Lots of deck area for farming, lots of space below to make art in, and it's a nuclear-powered weapon of war (for irony). Plus, it'll get the hipsters offshore, and we can torpedo the SOB anytime.