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That’s a stealth ship that the military spent $195 million and over 10 years building and testing before unceremoniously dumping it where it now sits … inside a larger mothballed multi-million-dollar ship, the Hughes Mining Barge. This is the same barge that helped raise the Soviet submarine K-129 from thePacific Ocean floor in the summer of 1974, so it’s not like these ships were unusable or defective in any way. They were simply forgotten.

Although to be fair, the Navy didn’t necessarily want to mothball the Sea Shadow; that was a last resort. They initially tried to give it away for free. But since any takers would also have to take the Hughes Barge, no one took them up on the offer.

Today, the USS Iowa would cost $1.5 billion to build, which, combined with the Sea Shadow’s $200 million, means there’s at least $1.7 billion just floating out there in the bay, waiting for bored bloggers to raft out and walk around on top of it.

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