The USS Independence was towed last Thursday into the Port of Brownsville where it will be dismantled for scrap. CV-62 was launched in 1958 and served almost 40 years in the Fleet before it was decommissioned in 1998.

Watch the Independence Being Towed on its Final Voyage

International Shipbreaking Ltd. President Chris Green credited the Port of Brownsville and Cameron County for the ceremony honoring veterans who served on the carrier Thursday at Dolphin Cove. The “supercarrier” passed on the horizon behind the podium at the gazebo. Flags from the color guard waved with the sea breeze as speakers said farewell to the ship.