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During the Napoleonic War,
a British ship of the line suddenly sank with all hands. It was determined the ship was so old that the hull just disintegrated.
Engines tire as their components wear, hulls suffer fatigue and fractures, wiring degrades, computers become obsolete and parts for them are no longer in production. eventually it becomes cheaper to build a new ship than keep the old one running.
San Jacinto has 33 years service under her belt. That's about it for a non-carrier.
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