I assume you mean NATO wouldn't be interested in the CV-67 even if it was offered for free when you say "didn't"? I don't recall the CV-67 actually being offered to anyone.NATO didn't want CV-67, even for free.
- I agree with Jeff Head. The USN is known to reduce # years from a hull life- wether it's for getting $ for new CVNs and/or safety & other reasons is beyond me. I bet SLEPs can be done more than once on any CV/N!
Actually, I don't even know why the USN bothers with putting any decommissioned carriers into inactive storage. Don't recall any modern-day inactive carriers ever being brought back into service.