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Auction features Navy ship anchors weighing 35,000 pounds

Seven castoff Navy ship anchors have made a detour to this landlocked state en route to the next adventure.

The genuine anchors each weigh 35,000 pounds — heavier than a family of African elephants — and measure nearly 17 feet by 13 feet. No longer needed by the U.S. Navy, the anchors are being housed at the Government Liquidation warehouse in Oklahoma City until they are sold at auction.

Made from steel, the anchors can be used for their intended purpose, scrapped for metal or employed with more creativity. Warehouse director Stephen Jackson said one potential bidder inquired about using one as decor at a restaurant


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