Ark Royal – the final passage

HMS Ark Royal left Loch Long’s Glen Mallan this morning on her final journey attended by Sd Dexterous, Sd Nimble and Sd Impulse. The aircraft carrier had spent the last five days unloading armaments at the MOD jetty. She was given a farewell salute with fire hoses by the attending tugs off RNAD Coulport.

We understand that, enroute to decommissioning at Portsmouth, she will be open to the public at Northumberland Quay, North Shields on Friday 19 November.

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10 years ago

Good riddance, I’ve never understood the sentimental attatchment to a machine designed to kill people.

Terry Laporte
10 years ago

May her voyage be gracious as her tenure.
-Terry Laporte