Retired aircraft carrier USS Ranger reaches Texas for scrap

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The former aircraft carrier USS Ranger has reached a South Texas shipyard where it will be taken apart for scrap and recycling.

Spectators lined the shore as the Ranger was towed to the Port of Brownsville on Sunday.

The Ranger left Bremerton, Washington, on March 5. International Shipbreaking Ltd. has been hired to dismantle the former U.S. warship.

The Ranger was commissioned in 1957 and was active from the Vietnam War to Operation Desert Storm. The carrier was decommissioned in 1993 at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Washington.