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Free to good home: Stealth ship

Yours for free: The James Bond Stealth ship U.S. Navy can’t even give away

It looks like a cross between a Stealth fighter and a Batmobile and can appear out of nowhere on the open seas. Once seen as the future of naval warfare, the top secret ‘Sea Shadow’ is now being given away by the US Navy. The vessel, which is able to evade radar detection due to its angular shape, cost over £110million to develop. But it is now destined for the scrap heap unless someone takes it off the Navy.

They are willing to give away the vessel for free, but interested parties must also accept a submersible dry dock the size of a football pitch as part of the package. Known as the Hughes Mining Barge, it was developed to house the stealth ship and keep it hidden from spy satellites. It also acts as a dry dock and was built to raise a sunken Soviet submarine 35 years ago. The US Navy has been trying to give away the Sea Shadow since 2006 after Pentagon chiefs said they no longer had any use for it.</em>

Hell, I’ll take it. Why not, I paid for it!


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