For sale: Two Navy LCM-8 landing vessels, circa Vietnam

The U.S. Navy is auctioning off two LCM-8s, landing vessels used during the Vietnam conflict that are capable of plowing onto a beach and kicking off an amphibious assault.

Bidding opened at $25. But by Wednesday afternoon, offers had already soared to $15,500, United Press International reported. Interested parties have until Thursday to compete.

Possible uses: Cruise Lake Michigan. Transport scuba divers to and from the Caribbean. Stage a D-Day invasion, UPI said. The auction comes by way of the company, Government Liquidation. The firm buys unused Department of Defense equipment for auction.

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