US puts James Bond stealth ship up for auction

US puts James Bond stealth ship up for auction

Credit: US Navy

The U.S. Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Sea Shadow stealth ship.

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on April 30, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 1 at 7:08 PM

The U.S. Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has reportedly placed the Sea Shadow stealth ship up for auction at an amazing discount.

The Courier Mail reports the opening bid for the $195 million vessel was a paltry $50,000 with only a $10,000 deposit required. The latest bid was $100,000 Monday.

Oh, but there is a catch. Don't think you're going to walk away with all the fun technology. The General Services Administration says the ship will be dismantled and turned to scrap before it's handed over.

The Sea Shadow was an experimental vessel built in 1983 by Lockheed for the U.S. Navy, using the same technology as its aerial counterparts. Although it's been given the name Sea Shadow, it reportedly was never fully commissioned by the Navy.

The ship was made famous in the James Bond movie "Tomorrow Never Dies" when the bad guys used it to try launching a war between Great Britain and China.

 

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