This is coolbert:
From WIZARD through Harry at Sharkhunters some naval items of interest:
1. "SOLD AS IS AND SHOWN" – Anyone who buys a used car in the USA has seen that on the window sticker, but brand-new US Navy ships?
"The U.S. Navy’s new FFG(X) frigate will not come with a warranty. Instead, each ship will come with a 'guaranty,' in which the shipbuilder pledges to correct defects—though only up to a certain dollar value, and with the government paying for part of the repairs"
As regarding the cost of the FFG(X) class consider from the wiki: "The U.S. Navy wants the follow-on ships in the FFG(X) program (i.e., ships 2 through 20) to have an average unit procurement cost of not more than $950 million each (in constant 2018 dollars)."
NONE OF THIS MILITARY STUFF IS CHEAP IS IT?
2. "THE FIRST AND STILL READY".
"USS OHIO was the first of her class in America’s 'Boomer' boats [nuclear-powered missile-firing submarines] and she just completed ending a 27-month maintenance period with updates and upgrades to most major onboard systems with almost 400,000 man-days of work."
Keep it simple and keep it cheap. Far easier said than done. Cost of the boat brand-new quite high! Cost of the boat over and extended period to include period refits expensive too!