USS Long Beach to be scrapped and sold for parts

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.

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