A penny for the mighty Forrestal

The USS Forrestal which Laughing Conservative distantly recalls being a wonder of the modern world, when it was launched in 1954, has been sold for 1 cent as scrap metal. Mr. and Mrs. Laughing Conservative were  on vacation from England and were invited on board Forrestal's gigantic  sister ship, Saratoga, when she was anchored in the Mediterranean, off Cannes, and tasted their first real brownie in the ship's main cafeteria [and very good it was].