Aircraft Carrier USS Kitty Hawk Completes Final Voyage from Washington to Texas Scrapyard

Aircraft Carrier USS Kitty Hawk Completes Final Voyage from Washington to Texas Scrapyard


The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk completed its journey to Brownsville, Texas, this week where she will be scrapped by International Shipbreaking Limited (ISL).

The vessel, commissioned in 1961 and decommissioned in 2009, arrived in Texas Tuesday after being towed from Bremerton, Washington, MyRGV reported. ISL held a ceremony for her arrival at Isla Blanca Park on South Padre Island as she entered the 17-mile channel leading to the Port of Brownsville, following her 16,000-mile voyage. Hundreds of spectators attended the event, according to MyRGV. Some of those present were Navy veterans lining up for a final glimpse of the ship upon which they served.

Navy veteran Juan J. Montelago was stationed on the ship between 1990 and 1994 and told MyRGV the

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