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Ark Royal

HMS Ark Royal participating in an Amphibious Exercise off the Eastern coast of the United States in 2008. Photo: POA(Phot) Jonathan Hamlet/MOD On the 20th of May 2013, the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal began her final journey from her Portsmouth base to Turkey where she will be broken up for scrap.

This mighty ship, pride of the Royal Navy was decommissioned as part of the government’s defence review, leaving Britain without a single fleet carrier able to project airpower overseas in the event of future threats to our interests and dependences.

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