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Casshew
01-02-2004, 08:37 PM
For sale: Aircraft carrier

Listing of WWII-era ship draws $90M bid on eBay; aircraft, weapons not included.

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - It might be a bit tough to kick the tires of the hottest offering on eBay Motors Web site right now -- a 693-foot long, 36,000-horsepower World War II era aircraft carrier.

This aircraft carrier has drawn a bid of $90 million on eBay, as of Friday morning.

The carrier, which has a scrap value of about $2 million according to the ship broker who is listing the ship on the online auction site, had a top bid of $90 million as of Friday morning. The auction is set to end early Monday morning.

The name of the ship is not identified by Renming Cheng, the ship broker who posted the ship on eBay. It was apparently a British aircraft carrier, as the posting said it was built at an English shipyard and loaned to Australia for part of its life.

Cheng's posting suggests it can be used as a tourist attraction, ocean restaurant, museum, amusement park or hotel-on-the-ocean. The ship can accommodate 1,300, according to the posting.

Full Story From CNN/Money (http://money.cnn.com/2004/01/02/news/funny/ebay_aircraftcarrier/index.htm)