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Divers of the Lost Ark?

The Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Invincible was sold to Turkish scrappers last February. Now bids are open for the sale of  HMS Ark Royal. While scrapping seems a likely outcome the tender allows that “alternatively the vessel may be purchased for re-use/refurbishment for non-warlike purposes.” … Continue reading

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Ark Royal for Sale Online

The Ark Royal is for sale,  presumably to a scrap yard but “alternatively the vessel may be purchased for re-use/refurbishment for non-warlike purposes.”  The main engine, most machinery and all weapons will be removed.  She will be available for inspection in early May and all bids … Continue reading

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HMS Ark Royal on her Final Voyage Home

Thirty years ago HMS Ark Royal was built on the River Tyne at the Swan Hunter shipyard.  Last Friday, she sailed home for the last time to be decommissioned and ultimately scrapped.  As she moved up river, spectators said their final goodbyes to … Continue reading

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HMS Ark Royal to be Scrapped Early?

If  the recommendations of a UK defense review are implemented, Britain will have the same capacity to launch aircraft from ships as Nelson did, which is to say, none at all, prior to 2019 when new aircraft carriers come into service. Defence … Continue reading

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