- May 10, 2008
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- Dallas, TX
Or the cheapest, given that the Navy already owned it:Ha. Most expensive ferry ever!
They were rebasing the ship, IIRC from San Francisco to Seattle. That involves moving the effects of 5000 sailors and their families. Do you hire 5000 UHauls and pay for gas for the trucks and for all the personal vehicles to drive that distance, or do you take advantage of having a vessel with tons of cargo space that almost* never stops for gas.
Technically, it never* stops for gas at all, only for uranium, and that rarely.
**Well, actually it does stop for gas, because F-18s are thirsty beasts. It just never stops for its own gas.