Aircraft carrier from “Top Gun” heads to Brownsville scrapyard Thursday

Naval Sea Systems Command says the mothballed aircraft carrier USS Ranger will be towed out of Puget Sound on Thursday on its way to be scrapped in Texas.

The USS Constellation completed the same journey in January to International Shipbreaking at Brownsville, Texas.

It will take five months to complete a 16,000-mile trip around South America. The Ranger won’t fit through the Panama Canal.

The Ranger was commissioned in 1957 and was active during the Vietnam War and also

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