A nuclear aircraft carrier is the world’s most expensive parking lot


How much do you think it would cost to create a parking lot in the middle of the ocean? Well, for now, the figure stands at a whopping $4.5 billion! Just head over to the USS Ronald Reagan to check out a “giant nuclear-powered aircraft carrier” full of vehicles and sailors, heading towards Washington’s Naval Base Kitsap. As many as 3,000 US sailors along with their cars are moving to Bremerton.

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Though all the cars on the deck look heavy, it is still smooth sailing for the dual nuclear reactor-powered Nimitz class carrier, displaces 100,000 tons. While this does seem like a frivolous expense at first, considering that so many sailors driving 1,200 miles drive and then transporting their vehicles on another ship to send them to their final destination would be a more tedious and expensive exercise.
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