You Can Buy This $195 Million US Navy Stealth Ship For Just $100,000

If I had $US100,000 handy, I would bid for the Sea Shadow, the stealth ship that DARPA built for the US Navy in 1983. It's now for sale at GSA Auctions. The original price tag: the US Government paid $US195 million to Lockheed Martin to build it. And you get a HMB-1 Mining Barge too in the package too.

THE EX-SEA SHADOW (IX-529)

YEAR BUILT: 1983

BUILDER: LOCKHEED MARTIN

OVERALL LENGTH: 164 FEET

WATERLINE LENGTH: 118 FEET

EXTREME BEAM 68 FEET

WATERLINE BEAM: 58 FEET

MAXIMUM NAVIGATIONAL DRAFT: 15 FEET

DRAFT LIMIT: 15 FEET

LIGHT DISPLACEMENT: 499 TONS

HULL MATERIAL: STEEL HULL AND SUPERSTRUCTURE

DIESEL ELECTRIC PROPULSION SYSTEM

NUMBER OF PROPELLERS: TWO

Needless to say, this ship would be perfect is you want to be a superhero or a supervillain. Unfortunately, the US Government doesn't want you to keep it in its original form. If you want to buy it, you will have to destroy it!

THE EX-SEA SHADOW SHALL BE DISPOSED OF BY COMPLETELY DISMANTLING AND SCRAPPING WITHIN THE U.S.A. DISMANTLING IS DEFINED AS REDUCING THE PROPERTY SUCH AS IT HAS NO VALUE EXCEPT FOR ITS BASIC MATERIAL CONTENT.

Bah. Hey Pentagon! You are not fun. [Government Auctions via News.com.au]