In its heyday, the USS Long Beach was at the head of the technological curve. The warship was the Navy’s first nuclear-powered missile cruiser and was dubbed by its crew “The World’s Greatest Cruiser.”
As a nuclear ship, the USS Long Beach would never make it onto an environmentalist’s hero list. But its end my garner a nod from the “green” squad. The USS Long Beach will be scrapped a sold for parts in “one of the largest green and zero-waste initiatives in U.S. Government history,” according to Government Liquidation, the company handling the scrap sale.