HMS Invincible for sale

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by DarkBlueLoggie, Nov 25, 2010.

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  1. Anybody care to chip in? Useful platform for ARRSE to take on the Somali pirates? Would have to find something to tow her as the engines have been removed, though I'm sure a few outboards would do the trick...

    Disposal Services Authority

    Sale by Tender - HMS Invincible
    HMS Invincible is for sale by tender. Laid down in 1973 at Vickers Shipbuilding, Barrow-in-Furness, she was completed in 1980. She is currently stable for tow, subject to buyer confirmation.
    Displacement - Current 17000 Tonnes
    Estimated metal weight - 10000 Tonnes
    Estimated metal % - 95% mild steel
    Length - OA 210m, W/L 193m
    Draught - Fwd 5.2m, Mid 5.8m, Aft 5.8m
    Beam - Extreme 35m, Ex-walkways 32m, W/L 27.53m
    Height - 46m (estimated at current draught
    Engines - Removed
    Generators and Pumps - Generally unserviceable or not working
    For fuller information, please see the General Particulars
  2. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)

    Try the thread running in the RN forum.

  3. Could you imagine how much of a giggle that would be?

    ARRSE members acting as anti pirate PMC's on our own aircraft carrier!

    It would be great to turn back the clock to when the armed forces were good fun,
    we weren't hamstrung by health and safety and we could vittle up skinny blokes we found in skiffs with lots of fuel barrels lashed on the deck. (using 7.62mm incendiary fired with SLRs of course)
  4. I'll put 15 quid towards it...