Sinking $300m: Two never-used Navy “ghost ships” sent for scrap (video).

In the era of massive belt-tightening budget cuts, the story…

In the era of massive belt-tightening budget cuts, the story of two never-completed, unused Navy ships now being sent to the scrap heap after costing U.S. taxpayers $300 million is a case study in Pentagon waste.

Requisitioned by the U.S. Navy in 1985, the two oil-hauling ships, the Benjamin Isherwood and the Henry Eckford, “have never gone on a mission, were never even completed, yet they cost taxpayers at least $300 million,” the Virginia-Pilot’s Scott Harper reports.

Source: Laura Rozen for The Envoy.

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  • David Wurz

    ///////////THIS IS REALLY DISGUSTING AND THE PEOPLE IN CHARGE OF THE PROGRAMS THESE SHIPS WERE UNDER NEED TO BE FIRED AND AND THE GAO OFFICIALS ALSO NEED TO BE FIRED AND ALL MONEYS RECOVERED BY SCRAPPING NEED TO GO TO THE TREASURY NOT DOD

  • General Jim M

    There is no need for this crap.The way to fix America’s economy is to halt all foreign aid,charge tariffs on all imports and penalize the owners of corporations who transplant their “American” companies production facilities to foreign countries.If you move your plant to Mexico,your money in the bank and your physical assets should be seized.the American taxpayer is supporting the world economies.We should pull back and see what effect it has.If the oil producers blackmail America then American food should be used as a weapon.Of course our entire US government should be purged,because for the most part they are globalists.By purged i mean by the vote not by force.we need to elect a Nationalistic constitutionalist.evict the Un and drop all support of that evil body.