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U.S. aircraft carrier classes

A crew works from the deck of the USS Saratoga in 1958. The U.S. Navy has paid a Texas recycling company a penny to dispose of the Saratoga, part of the Forrestal-class of "supercarrier" vessels built for the Atomic Age. The carrier was decommissioned 20 years ago. Click through the gallery to see photos of other carrier classes throughout American history:

A crew works from the deck of the USS Saratoga in 1958. The U.S. Navy has paid a Texas recycling company a penny to dispose of the Saratoga, part of the Forrestal-class of "supercarrier" vessels built for the Atomic Age. The carrier was decommissioned 20 years ago. Click through the gallery to see photos of other carrier classes throughout American history: