Maybe the World’s Most Expensive Parking Lot (12 pics)

Posted in       17 Jan 2012       12297       6

This floating car park carries vehicles of 3,000 sailors. At a cost of about $4.5 billion this is probably the most expensive parking lot in the world.

 

What you see is the deck of the USS Ronald Reagan, a giant nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, covered in the vehicles of Navy Sailors and on its way in to Washington's Naval Base Kitsap during its homeport change for scheduled dock-planned incremental availability maintenance.

It may seem phenomenal, but this is actually a common occurrence for the Navy and a lot cheaper and easier than transporting the vehicles almost any other way. This does save the US Navy money.

The weight of one E-2C Hawkeye is approximately 43,000 pounds (19,504 kg), or about 12 cars, and a Nimitz-class carrier usually carries four of those.


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orendadude 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Might as well. Won't need the warplanes until they start bombing the shit out of Iran.
       
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ptpie 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
cool yeh for the NAVY
       
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And I get to build those awesome ships.
       
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gigantes 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
i have a hard time believing this is cheaper or more practical than other methods. and aren't there more pressing needs for the carriers across the world? you know... under actual duty?
       
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smz 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Its not as tho it cost them any gas or anything been nuke powered, its probably cheap as to run
       
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gigantes 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
nuke-powered vessels cost a hell of a lot to build and maintain. gas is the least of concerns.
       
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