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The Wavy Navy, Stringbags and the Mighty Bismarck

We recently posted about the death of John “Jock” Moffatt, at 97, the Scottish pilot credited with disabling the German battleship Bismarck with a torpedo fired from his Fairey Swordfish biplane in May 1941. In the post, we included a photo of … Continue reading

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Sink the Ark Royal ?

There have been a book, two movies and one pop song entitled, “Sink the Bismark.”    That is what came to mind when I heard that the Torbay Council’s Harbour Committee is recommending that they sink the Ark Royal.   The … Continue reading

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Farewell to HMS Ark Royal

The Ark Royal, the flagship of the Royal Navy has been decommissioned.   It will be another decade before a new aircraft carrier takes her place. Ark Royal: decommissioning marks end of a long and celebrated history The early retirement of the … Continue reading

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HMS Victory to replace Trident and Ark Royal

This is satire, though given the rather drastic cuts in the Royal Navy budget, it doesn’t feel too far off the mark.  From News Biscuit: HMS Victory to replace Trident and Ark Royal HMS Victory, Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of … Continue reading

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New UK Aircraft Carrier Never to Carry Planes and to Sail to Lay-up?

This morning we posted about the possibility of the immediate lay-up of the UK’s flagship, the aircraft carrier Ark Royal. We now read that one of the two new £3 billion aircraft carriers will never carry aircraft and may sail  into lay-up or be put … Continue reading

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