Ronald Reagan once called it "America's Flagship," and now the U.S.S. Constellation Aircraft Carrier has been sold to a scrap company.
As weather.com's Matt Sampson explains in the video above, the Constellation was commissioned in 1961 and served in battles from Vietnam to Afghanistan.
The aircraft carrier was decommissioned in 2003 and has been at a facility in Washington State ever since.
The Kitsap Sun reports the ship will be towed this summer from the Pacific Northwest to International Shipbreaking Limited (ISL) in Brownsville, Texas, where the private company will scrap the long-serving ship.
The Navy will pay ISL $3 million, plus the proceeds from recycling, according to the Associated Press.
Source: weather.com. 25 June 2014