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The Sea Shadow was built in 1984 by Lockheed Martin and cost the United States $50 million.After three decades of not doing anything in particular — the ship never saw use, and no more were desired by the Navy — the stealth ship was sold to the highest bidder this past week to the tune of $2.5 million.
Originally, the Navy tried to give the vessels to museums, but there weren’t any takers.
After that plan failed, the General Services Administration put the ships up for auction, with a starting bid of just over $100,000.
The ships were bought by Bay Ship & Yacht Co., which plans to use the scrapped ship as a dry dock. They say they don’t think they’re going to make money on it.
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