EVER wanted to own your own warship? Now’s your chance to light the fires and kick the … erm, lifesavers. The US Navy has several up for grabs, “no reasonable offer refused”.
The cold-war era guided missile frigates may be difficult to find a mooring for, but one would certainly turn heads.
And the prices are rock bottom, supplier-direct, bargain basement great-big deals. Yes, used warship salesman US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is literally giving them away.
And don’t think you’re getting a discontinued line: The Oliver Hazard Perry FFG class is still in use in navies around the globe — from Australia to Spain, Bahrain to Taiwan, Turkey to Egypt.
There is one catch: They only come in grey.
If you have the proper papers, you can probably even get one with its guns and missiles still attached. If not, the provision of the full-sized helipad and undercover parking space for two choppers should still impress.
But you’ll have to be quick.
Given the popularity of these ships, this deal can’t last long.
Taiwan has already been spotted giving the vessels the once-over, as has Thailand and Mexico. Out of the 11 ships on offer, only three don’t currently have an offer on them.
Full article: United States Navy selling its Oliver Hazard Perry FFG class frigates — ‘no reasonable offer refused’ (Herald Sun)