June 21, 2012

USS Long Beach to be auctioned as scrap metal July 10

In support of one of the largest green and zero-waste initiatives in U.S. government history, the USS Long Beach, commissioned as the first nuclear-powered guided-missile cruiser, is being auctioned for her scrap metal components through Government Liquidation, the exclusive sales channel for surplus and scrap assets from the Department of Defense.

The USS Long Beach, currently located at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash., is being sold for her non-hazardous and demilitarized base materials in the form of 7.35 million pounds of steel, aluminum and copper wiring along with galley equipment, fixtures and furnishings including tables, chairs, lockers and bunks.

The sale and scrapping of the USS Long Beach joins the over one billion pounds of DOD scrap metal and 55 million DOD surplus items that, in the past decade, Government Liquidation has sold to the public for reuse and subsequently kept out of a landfill.

Starting July 10, 2012, Government Liquidation will be accepting bids on this ship through its online marketplace at

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